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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2017 TO SEP QTR 2017)

  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 0.5% in the September quarter 2017. This continued the moderate rate of wage growth recorded by the series over the last two years.
  • The Private and Public sector rose 0.5%, seasonally adjusted.
  • The rises in indexes at industry level (in original terms) ranged from 0.2% for Mining to 1.8% for Accommodation and food services.

ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2016 TO SEP QTR 2017)

  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 2.0% through the year to the September quarter 2017. This was marginally higher through the year growth than has been recorded for both series during 2017.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the September quarter 2017 at the industry level ranged from 1.2% for Mining to 2.7% for Health care and social assistance, and Arts and recreation services.

NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2017 21 February 2018
March 2018 16 May 2018
June 2018 15 August 2018
September 2018 14 November 2018

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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