Wage Price Index

  • Q3 Quarter 2020

    November 18, 2020

    The Wage Price Index, rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in Q3 2020 (exp. 0.2%) with annual growth falling to a fresh record low of 1.4%.

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  • Q2 2020

    August 12, 2020

    Seasonally-adjusted growth in the wage price index slowed to 0.2% in Q2 2020 from 0.5% in the previous quarter. This was the slowest growth on record.

    Wages increased mainly in the public sector. In the private sector, wages ticked up by just 0.1% in seasonally-adjusted terms.

    In Western Australia, wage growth decelerated slightly in the quarter, yet was the slowest of all states through the year.

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  • March Quarter 2020

    May 13, 2020

    Wages grew in line with expectations in Q1 2020.

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  • December Quarter 2019

    February 19, 2020

    The Wage Price Index, measuring total hourly rates of pay (ex bonuses), rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in Q4 2019, in line with expectations and at the same pace as in the previous quarter.

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  • September Quarter 2019

    November 13, 2019

    The Wage Price Index, measuring total hourly rates of pay (excluding bonuses), rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in Q3. Annual wages growth slipped 0.2ppt to 2.2% YoY.

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  • June Quarter 2019

    August 14, 2018

    The Wage Price Index, measuring total hourly rates of pay (excluding bonuses), rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in Q2. This follows a 0.5% rise in Q1. Annual wages growth was steady at 2.3% YoY.

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