These changes in Australian wages, between 1999 and 2008, have been looked at to compare against the changes in Food prices shown at this article: www.britzinoz.com/uk-australia/comparisons/food-price-comparison-uk-aus
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (Dollars) – Seasonally Adjusted
$912.00 pw November 2008 – All Persons, Total earnings.
$602.90 pw November 1999 – All Persons, Total earnings.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics: 6302.0 Average Weekly Earnings, Australia. Table 2. Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (Dollars) – Seasonally Adjusted
Therefore Australian wages went up by 51.3% during this period.
Federal Minimum Wage figures for 1999 and 2008 as set down by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
1999 $385.40 per week
2008 $543.78 per week
This equals a 41.1% increase in the federal Minimum wage during this period.