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PRIVATE & PUBLIC SECTOR EARNINGS


PRIVATE & PUBLIC SECTOR EARNINGS

The annual movement in Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings was 5.1% for the Private sector and 4.5% for the Public sector.

In November 2012, those employed in the Public sector had higher Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings than their Private sector counterparts, at $1,491.70 and $1,369.90 respectively (a difference of $121.80). The difference was more pronounced in the All Employees Total Earnings series in November 2012; employees in the Public sector on average earned $218.10 dollars per week more than those employed in the Private sector.

Table 4: Average Weekly Earnings, By Sector, Original, November 2012

Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
November 2011 to November 2012, % change
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
November 2011 to November 2012, % change
All employees average weekly total earnings
November 2011 to November 2012, % change
$
%
$
%
$
%

Private sector
1 369.90
5.1
1 436.70
5.0
1 039.30
4.7
Public sector
1 491.70
4.5
1 536.20
4.3
1 257.40
4.5
Australia
1 396.00
5.0
1 458.00
4.9
1 081.30
4.6



The Full-Time Adult Male Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings annual movement to November 2012 was 4.5% in the Public sector (increasing to $1,595.20) and 5.2% in the Private sector (increasing to $1,471.00).

Graph Image for Chart 1. Average weekly ordinary time earnings, Full-time Adult Males, Sector


The Full-Time Adult Female Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings annual movement was 4.9% in the Private sector and 4.6% in the Public sector. Despite a smaller annual percentage increase in earnings, females employed in the Public sector, on average earned more than those in the Private sector ($1,389.80 compared with $1,163.40).

Graph Image for Chart 2. Average weekly ordinary time earnings, Full-time Adult Females, Sector


For further earnings information related to sector, including breakdown by sex and estimates in Trend and Seasonally Adjusted terms, please refer to the time series spreadsheets in the following link or click on the downloads tab at the top of the page.


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