• Average weekly ordinary time earnings (AWOTE)

    The AWOTE figure for the relevant quarter is used to index some of these thresholds.

    The index number used for a quarter is the original (not the trend or seasonally adjusted) estimate of full-time adult AWOTE for the middle month of the quarter, as first published by the Australian Statistician (refer to ABS catalogue number 6302.0).

    Note: First published AWOTE figures are used for the indexation of thresholds. The ABS revised their historical AWOTE figures from August 1996 to May 2008 to exclude all salary sacrificed amounts. However, this has no impact on super thresholds. For more information on the revised AWOTE figures, refer to the ABS website.

    Table 36: Average weekly ordinary time earnings

    Year

    March quarter

    June quarter

    September quarter

    December quarter

    2016

    n/a

    1516.00

    n/a

    1533.40

    2015

    n/a

     1483.10

    n/a

     1500.50

    2014

    n/a

    1454.10

    n/a

     1477.00

    2013

    n/a

    1420.90

    n/a

     1437.00

    2012

    1348.10

    1349.20

    n/a

    1396.00

    2011

    1291.30

    1304.70

    1324.90

    1330.10

    2010

    1243.90

    1250.10

    1258.80

    1275.20

    2009

    1183.40

    1195.60

    1204.20

    1226.80

    2008

    1124.80

    1131.10

    1151.40

    1165.30

    2007

    1073.80

    1090.00

    1105.10

    1108.50

    2006

    1037.50

    1041.60

    1053.00

    1058.60

    2005

    992.90

    1006.70

    1023.20

    1025.70

    2004

    947.80

    949.50

    962.90

    976.40

    2003

    900.40

    921.00

    929.60

    938.40

    2002

    860.50

    866.80

    879.40

    889.60

    2001

    810.60

    824.10

    838.50

    848.70

    2000

    774.80

    784.20

    796.10

    800.40

    1999

    743.80

    747.30

    753.00

    764.20

    1998

    721.30

    725.20

    735.40

    742.70

    1997

    696.10

    697.60

    704.30

    710.90

    1996

    665.80

    671.20

    674.60

    685.50

    1995

    639.90

    647.20

    653.10

    661.00

    1994

    612.30

    616.90

    620.00

    629.90

    1993

    595.50

    598.00

    600.80

    603.50

    1992

    588.80

    587.30

    585.70

    586.90

    1991

    564.30

    560.20

    567.50

    580.10

    1990

    524.80

    534.50

    541.70

    554.40

    1989

    493.40

    501.40

    509.70

    516.80

    1988

    458.80

    465.60

    470.10

    484.50

    1987

    429.60

    435.60

    446.00

    450.00

    1986

    404.90

    408.30

    419.80

    428.40

    1985

    378.00

    383.10

    388.80

    397.10

    1984

    353.60

    364.90

    369.40

    375.20

    1983

    335.20

    336.50

    339.80

    351.70

    1982

    293.50

    306.00

    317.70

    331.50

    1981

    270.70

    295.10

    304.00

    285.20

    1980

    245.70

    256.70

    268.10

    289.10

    1979

    222.70

    232.80

    238.30

    248.00

    1978

    205.20

    215.50

    218.90

    229.10

    1977

    182.90

    198.70

    203.90

    213.60

    1976

    165.30

    180.70

    184.70

    195.50

    1975

    143.80

    156.40

    157.10

    172.40

    1974

    105.60

    119.90

    129.00

    143.90

    1973

    90.80

    100.80

    103.10

    112.20

    1972

    83.40

    90.60

    90.50

    97.30

    1971

    76.40

    83.70

    84.30

    89.90

    Note: From September 2012, the ABS no longer produces data for March or September.

    ABS data used with permission from the Australian Bureau of StatisticsExternal Link.

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