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Reference and Information

Concepts, Sources and Methods
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001) describes the concepts and definitions underpinning Australian labour statistics, the data sources and the methods used in the collection and compilation of these statistics. For further information on wages/earnings see Chapter 12. Employee Remuneration. Separate chapters are available for each separate survey.

Wage Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6351.0.55.001) provides comprehensive information about the Wage Price Index (WPI) including the concepts underlying the index, as well as the data sources and methods used. It explains what the indexes measure and outlines the various sources of the price information used to compile the indexes.

Information papers
Information Paper: Changes to Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Apr 2012 (cat. no. 6302.0.55.002) describes recent and impending changes to the publication which take effect in the 2012-2013 period.

Information Paper: Release of Average Weekly Cash Earnings Series, May 2011 (cat. no. 6302.0.55.003) presents the background and information relating to the release of Average Weekly Cash Earnings estimates.

Information Paper: Revisions to Average Weekly Earnings Series, Aug 2008 (cat. no. 6302.55.001) advises of revisions to average weekly earnings estimates for the period August 1996 to May 2008 inclusive.

Information Paper: Changes to ABS Measures of Employee Remuneration, 2006 (cat. no. 6313.0) presents the conceptual basis for the range of ABS measures of employee remuneration.

Information Paper: Wage Cost Index, Australia, 2000 (cat. no. 6346.0) describes the development and implementation of the Wage Price Index in the context of the Australian labour market.

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