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STATE & TERRITORY EARNINGS


STATE & TERRITORY EARNINGS

The Australian Capital Territory recorded the highest annual movement in Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings, at 6.2%. This was 0.4 of a percentage point higher than the next highest, New South Wales (5.8%). The lowest annual movement was in the Northern Territory at 2.8%.

Those employed in the Australian Capital Territory had the highest Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings at, $1,645.10, followed by Western Australia ($1,590.60). The Australian Capital Territory has a high proportion of Public sector workers, who on average earn more than those in the Private sector. In recent years WA has experienced a resource sector boom which has had a significant influence on wages in the Mining industry as well as on those businesses providing services to Mining (for example, some businesses in the Construction and Wholesale trade industries).

Table 6: Average Weekly Earnings, By State, 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
$
%
$
%
$
%

New South Wales
1 398.90
5.8
1 448.80
5.3
1 081.20
6.4
Victoria
1 331.00
3.0
1 392.40
3.4
1 023.70
2.6
Queensland
1 370.10
5.4
1 437.30
5.3
1 065.90
2.8
South Australia
1 276.00
4.5
1 330.30
5.3
968.90
4.3
Western Australia
1 590.60
4.4
1 692.40
3.6
1 244.00
4.3
Tasmania
1 226.60
4.3
1 264.90
4.3
934.40
5.7
Northern Territory
1 417.40
2.8
1 496.50
4.1
1 235.60
5.1
Australian Capital Territory
1 645.10
6.2
1 665.90
6.0
1 384.40
7.6
Australia
1 396.00
5.0
1 458.00
4.9
1 081.30
4.6



In the twelve months to November 2012, the largest percentage increases in Full-Time Adult Male Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings occurred in New South Wales (7.0%) and the Australian Capital Territory (6.5%). For females, the largest increases were in Tasmania (6.5%) and Queensland (6.3%).

For further earnings information related to States and Territories, including detailed 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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