Tag Archive: Employment

Jun 27 2017

Minimum Wage in Australia 2017

The Australian annual minimum full time wage increases to $36,134.80 on 1st July 2017

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Aug 23 2015

Retirement Pension

The Australian Retirement pension consists of two possible parts: The Government Aged Pension Benefit, paid by Centrelink (the welfare system). The compulsory Employer Paid Super scheme. The British Retirement pension consists of two possible parts: The Government Aged Pension Benefit, paid by the British welfare system. The optional Private Pension scheme. The above makes things …

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Jul 19 2015

Minimum Wage in Australia

Australia has a National Minimum Wage As at July 2015 the Australian National minimum wage is $17.29 per hour or $656.90 per 38 hour week (before tax). This applied from the first pay period after 1 July 2015 Casual Workers, under the National Award, are entitled to a minimum 25% extra loading. The National rate …

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Oct 26 2014

Average Wage in Australia1998-2014

Average Wages in Australia 1998 to 2014 The average wage in Australia for a MALE working FULL TIME is now $1,649 per week, or $85,779 per year. This is a 2.8% increase during the previous 12 months. Full time Females average 78% of the Male rate, at $1,292 per week.  The Average wage is NOT …

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Oct 26 2014

Unemployment Rates Australia and England

Unemployment Rates Australia and England   2014 Update: United Kingdom: Unemployment fell by 154,000 to below 1.97 million in the three months to the end of August, the first time it has been below two million since 2008, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures. Australia: The seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed increased …

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Sep 17 2013

Moving to Canberra.

I’ve been offered a printing job with sponsorship in Canberra. They have offered me a starting salary of $900 per week. Could anyone advise me whether this is a good/bad wage. I’ll be coming over on my own at first. with my family following in about 6 month’s. So i’ll need to pay for myself to live …

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Dec 29 2010

Sales Occupations wages

The 2010 ASHE (Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings) shows that the lowest paid of all UK full-time employees were those in ‘Sales occupations’, at an average of £287 a week. The Australian Bureau of Statistics 2010 “6302.0 – Average Weekly Earnings” report, shows that average full-time weekly earnings of those in the Australian retail …

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Dec 28 2010

Rent as a Percentage of Income

Median Rent figures are easily available for Brisbane in Queensland, from the Queensland Residential Tenancies Authority. These figures were available for the 3 months ended Sept 2010. Weekly Rent Property Type New Rentals $365.00 Two bedroom flats/units 4,303 $380.00 3 Bedroom Houses 3,117 $280.00 One bedroom flats/units 2,226 $450.00 4 Bedroom Houses 1,627 $380.00 3 …

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Oct 12 2010

Hays Recruiting Reports

The Hays Quarterly Report is a guide to current hotspots of recruitment activity and trends. It is updated each quarter to reflect changing market conditions, and shows things such as; which skills are in demand, what recruiting, salary or candidate trends are impacting each sector. Under Accounting for example, the October report shows: Cost Accountants at …

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Sep 01 2010

LAFHA – Living Away From Home Allowance

The Living Away from Home Allowance is one of the most popular searched terms for workers on the 457 Visa. LAFHA may cease to be available to foreign workers from July 2012 See: LAFHA to be abolished This tax benefit can be very advantageous to certain groups of Temporary Visa holders, and can make up for some …

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Aug 18 2010

Average Hourly Wage rates rise by 2.96% from June 2009 to June 2010

According to the ABS 6345.0 – Labour Price Index, the increase in the trend wage index through the year to June quarter 2010 for all employee jobs in Australia was 2.96%. Employees in the Public Sector averaged 4.03% Employees in the Private Sector averaged 2.67% Tasmania had the greatest increase for the year, using the …

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Jun 10 2010

Unemployment Rate May

The following charts show the Australian Unemployment Rates for May in each year between 1978 to 2010. Each chart shows an individual State, and the rate of unemployment for FULL TIME workers. 1994 appears to have been the peak for most States, with 12-14% unemployment rates in most locations. In 2010 the common rate looks like about …

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May 15 2010

Hays Salary Guide in Australia

There is an excellent source of Average salary guides for specific occupations produced in Australia, for various professions, but especially the Accounting profession. This is produced by Hays Recruiting, and can be seen at Hays Salary Survey. A few examples of average salary ranges as at June 2010 are: Sydney: $ 39k – $ 48k External Audit Graduates (1-2yrs Experience) $ …

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May 10 2010

Average Working Week Australia and UK

The average Australian full time worker does 4.3% more hours per week than those in the United Kingdom. When moving from one country to another, one of the things worth checking is the amount of time to be spent working. Only your individual job will give you the REAL answer, but an indication may be …

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May 07 2010

Paid Paternity Leave in Australia

Paid Parental Leave became available from January 2011 in Australia. The Paid Parental Leave scheme: Is government funded, not an employers expense. Is for eligible working parents (Australian residents) of children born or adopted on or after 1 January 2011. Can be taken by either parent. Is paid at the National Minimum Wage – currently …

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Feb 24 2010

Unemployment in Australia

Australian Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment rates, for Full Time Workers: Males Females Apr-2009 5.31% 6.01% May-2009 5.88% 6.28% Jun-2009 5.96% 6.47% Jul-2009 6.03% 6.28% Aug-2009 5.75% 6.54% Sep-2009 5.72% 6.78% Oct-2009 5.83% 6.60% Nov-2009 5.63% 6.48% Dec-2009 5.42% 6.23% Jan-2010 4.97% 6.28% Feb-2010 5.17% 6.10% Mar-2010 5.08% 6.11% Apr-2010 5.13% 6.21% May-2010 4.99% 5.95% A chart …

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Jan 15 2010

Unemployment Rate 2009

2009 Australian Unemployment Rates The following figures have been obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Males looking for Full Time  Work, Seasonally Adjusted: Jan-2009 4.64% Feb-2009 5.07% Mar-2009 5.47% Apr-2009 5.30% May-2009 5.86% Jun-2009 5.95% Jul-2009 6.04% Aug-2009 5.76% Sep-2009 5.74% Oct-2009 5.84% Nov-2009 5.65% Dec-2009 5.50% Aggregate Monthly Hours Worked Males Seasonally Adjusted …

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Jan 15 2010

Unemployment Rate December

Unemployment Rate – for December each year. Males looking for full-time work, Seasonally Adjusted Dec-1978 5.325% Dec-1979 4.852% Dec-1980 4.826% Dec-1981 4.854% Dec-1982 9.058% Dec-1983 9.306% Dec-1984 8.219% Dec-1985 7.110% Dec-1986 7.961% Dec-1987 7.055% Dec-1988 6.040% Dec-1989 5.237% Dec-1990 7.719% Dec-1991 10.681% Dec-1992 11.866% Dec-1993 11.125% Dec-1994 9.114% Dec-1995 8.484% Dec-1996 8.535% Dec-1997 8.120% Dec-1998 …

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Oct 17 2009

Tax Rate Comparison UK-AUS

Comparison of Australian and UK wage and tax rates July 2009 Average Earners Based on the average/median Male Full time earnings for each country. Total deductions as a percentage of gross earnings 23.9% UK 23.7% Aus Note: An extra, non taxable, $495 will also be paid by the Australian employer, as a super fund contribution. …

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Oct 12 2009

Wage Comparison UK Australia 2009

A comparison of average wages between Australia and the United Kingdom. I am selecting to compare ‘Full time earnings’ rather than the average of Full Time and Part Time, as this should give a more realistic indication for someone that is planning on working full time. To include part time earning figures would allow too …

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