Wages growth in Western Australia is lagging the country.

WA wages growth slow

Wages growth in Western Australia is lagging the country, with ABS data showing the state's wages increased just 1.6 per cent year on year, compared with a national increase of 2.3 per cent.


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While the percentage increases in wages growth are interesting, they only show a part of the picture. Growth was slowest in WA, but wages here have been high compared with other states, in some sectors the highest in the country. Similarly, growth has been highest in the health sector and lowest on the mining sector. Traditionally, wages are lower in some ares of the health sector and generally quite high in most areas of the mining sector. Therefore, without data showing what average salaries are from state to state and across sectors, growth alone does not show the full wages story.

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