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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4619


Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

What was (a) the output per man-hour and (b) the real wages per employee-hour in the .nonagricultural sector of Australian productivity in each year since. 1950.


Mr Snedden - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a)   Information on hours worked is not available in sufficient detail to estimate output per man-hour.

(b)   Comprehensive information on actual wages per hour worked also is not available for this period. However, the following details of average hourly earnings, ordinary and overtime, for fulltime non-managerial employees in private industry, excluding rural industry and private domestic service, have been collected in surveys conducted by the Commonwealth Statistician in October of each year since 1962, excluding 1965.

 

Table B below shows the results of deflating the figures in Table A by the Consumer Price Index for the December quarter for each of the years shown,' and converting the results to an index number, based December quarter 1962 = 100.0.

 







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