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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Nov 2012 Quality Declaration 
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INDUSTRY EARNINGS


INDUSTRY EARNINGS

The Administrative and support services industry recorded the highest annual percentage movement in Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings (10.2%).

Those employed in the Mining industry had the highest level of Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings in Australia at $2,360.90. This was $718.80 more per week than the next highest, Financial and insurance services ($1,642.10). The industry with the lowest level of Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings was the Accommodation and food services industry ($992.80), closely followed by Retail trade ($1,008.30).

Table 5: Average Weekly Earnings, By Industry, 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
$
%
$
%
$
%

Mining
2 360.90
8.0
2 426.00
7.3
2 381.20
9.6
Manufacturing
1 223.00
2.6
1 316.20
2.3
1 157.50
1.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
1 610.50
6.8
1 750.00
4.6
1 665.10
4.3
Construction
1 418.70
3.7
1 607.70
5.2
1 377.90
5.4
Wholesale Trade
1 414.40
5.6
1 464.00
4.9
1 299.20
3.7
Retail Trade
1 008.30
3.0
1 028.20
3.0
647.10
3.7
Accommodation and Food Services
992.80
3.7
1 003.20
3.2
530.30
6.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
1 369.40
6.3
1 533.50
8.9
1 317.50
8.1
Information Media and Telecommunications
1 631.80
5.7
1 648.40
5.3
1 434.90
5.1
Financial and Insurance Services
1 642.10
6.1
1 651.70
5.1
1 423.90
3.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
1 308.70
7.5
1 356.00
7.2
1 074.60
7.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
1 633.90
3.3
1 663.90
2.8
1 392.70
2.9
Administrative and Support Services
1 269.60
10.2
1 310.90
9.7
890.00
4.9
Public Administration and Safety
1 479.40
5.5
1 516.80
5.1
1 333.10
5.0
Education and Training
1 474.10
4.8
1 478.00
4.7
1 045.90
6.1
Health Care and Social Assistance
1 306.90
3.0
1 353.30
2.7
903.00
0.5
Arts and Recreation Services
1 234.00
2.7
1 259.70
3.3
745.30
8.2
Other Services
1 105.90
5.3
1 146.20
3.8
878.10
5.9
Total All Industries
1 396.00
5.0
1 458.00
4.9
1 081.30
4.6



The difference in the level of earnings by gender varied significantly across industries. The industry with the largest difference between male and female average earnings was the Financial and insurance services industry ($1,968.70 for males compared with $1307.70 for females for Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings). The industry with the smallest difference was the Accommodation and food services industry ($1,012.30 and $959.50 for males and females respectively).

It is important to note that while AWE data can be used to compare, at the very broad level, average earnings between males and females, such comparisons do not take into account a range of compositional differences, for examples differences in occupation or hours worked, which contribute significantly to the differences observed between male and female earnings. For further comparisons between male and female wages, including hourly rates and by occupation, refer to Employee Earnings and Hours (6306.0).

For further earnings information related to industry, including breakdown by sex, 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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