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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, May 2013 Quality Declaration 
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PRIVATE & PUBLIC SECTOR EARNINGS


PRIVATE & PUBLIC SECTOR EARNINGS

In May 2013, those employed in the Public sector had higher Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings than their Private sector counterparts, at $1,513.60 and $1,396.60 respectively (a difference of $117.00). This difference was more pronounced in the All Employees Total Earnings series in May 2013; employees in the Public sector on average earned $203.40 dollars per week more than those employed in the Private sector.

Table 4: Average Weekly Earnings, By Sector, Original, May 2013

May 2013
May 2012 to May 2013
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Australia
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 420.90
5.3
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 482.50
4.9
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 105.00
4.9
Private Sector
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 396.60
5.7
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 462.40
5.1
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 066.30
5.4
Public Sector
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 513.60
4.5
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 559.60
4.4
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 269.70
3.9



In May 2013, the Full-Time Adult Male Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings were $1,621.90 in the Public sector, and $1,496.40 in the Private sector.

The Full-Time Adult Female Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings in May 2013 were $1,408.80 in the Public sector, and $1,184.90 in the Private sector.

Graph Image for Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings, Full Time Adults by Sector, Original, May 2013


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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