Minimum Wage in Australia 2017

The Australian National Minimum Wage increase in July 2017

The minimum wage in Australia will rise to $18.29 per hour, or $694.90 per week, from the 1st July 2017. An estimated 2.3 million low paid workers will see the benefit… Read the rest

The Australian National Minimum Wage increase in July 2017

The minimum wage in Australia will rise to $18.29 per hour, or $694.90 per week, from the 1st July 2017. An estimated 2.3 million low paid workers will see the benefit… Read the rest


Retirement Pension

Retirement Pension Income in Australia

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:… Read the rest


Unemployment Rates Australia and England

Unemployment Rates Australia and England

Updates to Unemployment Rates in June 2015 6.1% Aus -June 2015 Seasonally Adjusted. www.abs.gov.au (8.2% Tas and 4.1% ACT) 5.6% UK – June 2015 www.ons.gov.uk   2014 Update: United Kingdom: Unemployment fell by 154,000 to… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


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… Read the rest


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.… Read the rest


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.… Read the rest


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%… Read the rest


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%… Read the rest


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%… Read the rest


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… Read the rest