The Fair Work Commission increased Australia's minimum wage by 3.5 percent to AUD 719.2 a week starting on July 1st, 2018, citing a healthy national economy and labour market. The 3.5 percent increase is well above the 1.9 percent rate of inflation, meaning a real rise in wages of 1.6 percent for Australia’s lowest paid workers. Minimum Wages in Australia averaged 615.17 AUD/week from 2007 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 719.20 AUD/week in 2018 and a record low of 522.12 AUD/week in 2007.

Minimum Wages in Australia is expected to be 719.20 AUD/week by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Minimum Weekly Wage is projected to trend around 760.00 AUD/week in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.00 5.00 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12671.54 12638.74 12671.54 5997.80 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 672.05 667.45 959.99 364.64 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -9461.00 -16813.00 72766.00 -72975.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 42300.00 24600.00 80600.00 -81000.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 32800.00 7800.00 99100.00 -75000.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.50 65.80 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.30 11.40 20.10 7.60 percent [+]
Productivity 100.70 101.80 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 102.20 100.60 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 240.90 234.20 240.90 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 175726.00 176253.00 258085.00 69799.00 [+]
Wages 1207.40 1191.50 1207.40 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.30 2.10 4.30 1.90 percent [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1304.50 1309.40 1309.40 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 719.20 694.90 719.20 522.12 AUD/week [+]
Population 24.70 24.13 24.70 10.39 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.50 65.50 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.50 65.50 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2790.00 2920.00 2920.00 2770.00 AUD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1770.00 1820.00 1820.00 1750.00 AUD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2710.00 2670.00 2710.00 2670.00 AUD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 6120.00 6250.00 6250.00 6120.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 62.20 62.20 62.90 54.00 percent [+]


Australia Minimum Weekly Wage

This page provides - Australia Minimum Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Minimum Weekly Wage - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
719.20 694.90 719.20 522.12 2007 - 2018 AUD/week Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 11300.00 Dec/18
Australia 719.20 Jul/18
Brazil 954.00 Dec/18
Canada 14.00 Dec/18
China 2420.00 Apr/18
France 1498.47 Dec/18
Germany 8.84 Jan/18
Indonesia 3.60 Jan/18
Japan 848.00 Dec/18
Mexico 88.36 Oct/18
Netherlands 1594.20 Dec/18
Russia 11163.00 May/18
South Korea 7530.00 Dec/18
Spain 858.55 Dec/18
Turkey 2029.50 Dec/18
United Kingdom 7.83 Apr/18
United States 7.25 Dec/18


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