6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Jun 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2018 to Jun Qtr 2018
Jun Qtr 2017 to Jun Qtr 2018
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.5
2.1
Sector
Private
0.5
2.0
Public
0.6
2.4
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.6
2.1
Sector
Private
0.5
2.0
Public
0.6
2.4
Original
Australia
0.4
2.1
Sector
Private
0.4
2.0
Public
0.4
2.3

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 39-40, 42. (b) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 32-38, 42.


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

JUNE KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (MAR QTR 2018 TO JUN QTR 2018)
  • The trend index rose 0.5% and seasonally adjusted index rose 0.6% for Australia in the June quarter 2018.
  • The Private and Public sector rose 0.5% and 0.6% respectively, seasonally adjusted.
  • The largest rise in indexes at an industry level (in original terms) was recorded in Wholesale trade (1.1%). A number of industries recorded the same lowest rate of wage growth of 0.1%.


ANNUAL CHANGE (JUN QTR 2017 TO JUN QTR 2018)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 2.1% through the year to the June quarter 2018. This is the fourth quarter that through the year growth has been recorded at or above 2.0%.
  • In original terms, rises through the year to June quarter 2018 at the industry level ranged from 1.3% for Mining to 2.7% for Health care and social assistance.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2018 14 November 2018
December 2018 20 February 2019
March 2019 15 May 2019
June 2019 14 August 2019


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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