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6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/11/2014   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2014 to Sep Qtr 2014
Sep Qtr 2013 to Sep Qtr 2014
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.6
2.5
Sector
Private
0.6
2.5
Public
0.5
2.7
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.6
2.6
Sector
Private
0.6
2.5
Public
0.5
2.7
Original
Australia
0.8
2.5
Sector
Private
0.9
2.5
Public
0.8
2.7

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


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2014 TO SEP QTR 2014)
  • The trend index and the seasonally adjusted index for Australia rose 0.6% in the September quarter 2014.
  • The Private sector rose 0.6%, seasonally adjusted, and the Public sector rose 0.5%.
  • The rises in indexes at the industry level (in original terms) ranged from 0.2% for Mining to 1.9% for Accommodation and food services.


ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2013 TO SEP QTR 2014)
  • The trend index for Australia rose 2.5% through the year to the September quarter 2014, and the seasonally adjusted index rose 2.6%.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the September quarter 2014 at the industry level ranged from 1.9% for Other services to 3.6% for Arts and recreation services.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2014 25 February 2015
March 2015 13 May 2015
June 2015 12 August 2015
September 2015 18 November 2015



CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES

From the December quarter 2014, all index numbers will be calculated on a new index reference period of 2011-12. This will result in index numbers for each index series being reset to 100.0 for the financial year 2011-12. Period-to-period percentage changes may differ to those previously published due to rounding and the re-referencing. These differences will not constitute a revision.

From the December quarter 2014 selected Time Series Spreadsheets (Tables 1 to 9b) will also include quarterly and annual movements. These tables are available from the Downloads tab on the ABS website. The series identifiers for existing indexes in these tables will not change.

The expenditure value weights used to compile the WPI are updated in the December quarter using expenditure on wages and salaries. The December quarter 2014 update will use expenditure on wages and salaries from the 2014 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours.


ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector and industry division. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning WPI in Perth on (08) 9360 5151 or email wage.price.index@abs.gov.au.


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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