Australia's minimum wage will be raised by 3 percent to AUD 740.8 a week starting on July 1st, 2019, a smaller pay increase than the 3.5% enjoyed by workers last year, reflecting a weakening economy and cooling inflation. Minimum Wages in Australia averaged 624.84 AUD/week from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 740.80 AUD/week in 2019 and a record low of 522.12 AUD/week in 2007. source: Fair Work Commission

Minimum Wages in Australia is expected to be 740.00 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 780.00 AUD/week in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Australia Minimum Weekly Wage

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
740.80 719.20 740.80 522.12 2007 - 2019 AUD/week Yearly

Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.30 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12954.44 12919.19 12954.44 5997.67 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 708.10 724.89 960.16 364.70 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35698.00 -14319.00 72514.00 -73096.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 4158.00 -10463.00 74789.00 -80833.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 39856.00 -24782.00 99155.00 -74924.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 66.00 66.00 66.20 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.50 12.50 20.10 7.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.20 103.40 104.20 43.30 points [+]
Productivity 100.10 99.90 104.21 55.70 points [+]
Job Vacancies 237.10 236.50 244.90 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 142569.00 152817.00 258085.00 69799.00 [+]
Wages 1237.90 1225.30 1237.90 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.20 2.30 4.30 1.90 percent [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1338.30 1340.30 1340.30 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 740.80 719.20 740.80 522.12 AUD/week [+]
Population 25.18 24.70 25.18 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 High Skilled 6120.00 6250.00 6250.00 6120.00 AUD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2710.00 2670.00 2710.00 2670.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 62.60 62.50 62.90 54.00 percent [+]