Average Wages in August in each Australian State


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Average weekly wage figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Seasonally Adjusted Male Full Time average Total Weekly earnings

State Aug-2011 Annual Rise Aug-2010 Annual Rise Aug-2009
NSW $1,478.00 4.24% $1,417.90 4.32% $1,359.20
VIC $1,409.40 2.55% $1,374.40 4.47% $1,315.60
QLD $1,467.70 4.38% $1,406.10 4.89% $1,340.50
SA $1,350.70 6.25% $1,271.30 2.53% $1,239.90
WA $1,813.10 12.20% $1,615.90 6.02% $1,524.10
TAS $1,267.70 6.89% $1,186.00 4.35% $1,136.60
NT $1,525.80 5.29% $1,449.10 9.91% $1,318.40
ACT $1,653.20 4.56% $1,581.10 7.87% $1,465.70

Previous Year figures:

State Aug-2010 Annual Rise Aug-2009 Annual Rise Aug-2008
NSW $1,419.50 4.35% $1,360.30 4.99% $1,295.60
VIC $1,372.70 4.52% $1,313.30 5.37% $1,246.40
QLD $1,401.10 4.83% $1,336.50 5.27% $1,269.60
SA $1,270.80 2.49% $1,239.90 5.38% $1,176.60
WA $1,616.90 6.07% $1,524.40 4.48% $1,459.00
TAS $1,184.70 4.22% $1,136.70 7.64% $1,056.00
NT $1,449.40 9.92% $1,318.60 1.65% $1,297.20
ACT $1,580.30 7.86% $1,465.10 2.23% $1,433.10

Two years wage growth for Male Full Time weekly total earnings

State Aug-2011
NSW 8.74%
VIC 7.13%
QLD 9.49%
SA 8.94%
WA 18.96%
TAS 11.53%
NT 15.73%
ACT 12.79%

Previous years chart was:


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State Aug-2010
NSW 9.56%
VIC 10.13%
QLD 10.36%
SA 8.01%
WA 10.82%
TAS 12.19%
NT 11.73%
ACT 10.27%

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Original data source is the ABS: 6302.0 – Average Weekly Earnings, Australia. Table 12.

Wage figures are calculated taking the following into account:

Inclusions:

Wage and salary earners

Exclusions:

Directors who are not paid a salary;
Proprietors/partners of unincorporated businesses;
Self-employed persons such as subcontractors, owner/drivers, consultants; and persons paid solely by commission;
Australian permanent defence force members;
Employees of enterprises primarily engaged in agriculture, forestry and fishing;
Employees of private households;
Employees of overseas embassies, consulates, etc.;
Employees based outside Australia;

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