Median weekly earnings of employees in Australia increased by 2.3% in 2019

  • Dec 09, 2019 AEDT
  • Team Kalkine

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released employees earnings data, as per which, the median weekly earnings of employees increased by 2.3% from August 2018 to August 2019 in line with the increases observed in the Wage Price Index and Average Weekly Earnings.

Due to the growing number of males working part-time hours, and the industries and occupations that men and women are working in, the median weekly earnings for male employees increased by less than that of female employees.

In August 2019:

  • Median employee earnings was $1,100 per week, up by 2.3% since August 2018;
  • Independent contractors were most likely to work in Construction or Professional, scientific and technical services;
  • More employed people had access to flexible hours and regularly worked from home, while fewer usually worked overtime or were on call.


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