6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Mar 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2015 to Mar Qtr 2016
Mar Qtr 2015 to Mar Qtr 2016
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.4
2.0
Sector
Private
0.4
1.9
Public
0.6
2.5
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.4
2.1
Sector
Private
0.4
1.9
Public
0.5
2.5
Original
Australia
0.4
2.1
Sector
Private
0.3
2.0
Public
0.6
2.4

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 42-43, 46. (b) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 35-41, 46.


Graph Image for Quarterly changes, Trend, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses


Graph Image for Annual change, Original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses - States and Territories


MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (DEC QTR 2015 TO MAR QTR 2016)
  • The trend index and the seasonally adjusted index for Australia rose 0.4% in the March quarter 2016.
  • The Private sector rose 0.4% and the Public sector rose 0.5%, seasonally adjusted.
  • The rises in indexes at the industry level (in original terms) ranged from 0.1% for Information media and telecommunications, Rental, hiring and real estate services and Administrative and support services to 1.0% for Education and training.


ANNUAL CHANGE (MAR QTR 2015 TO MAR QTR 2016)
  • The trend index for Australia rose 2.0% through the year to the March quarter 2016, and the seasonally adjusted index rose 2.1%.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the March quarter 2016 at the industry level ranged from 1.3% for Rental, hiring and real estate services to 2.6% for Financial and insurance services, Education and training and Health care and social assistance.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2016 17 August 2016
September 2016 16 November 2016
December 2016 22 February 2017



DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


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