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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks

Definition

The AWOTE is an ABS measure of earnings by Australians from ordinary time work each week. It is published biannually by the ABS. The AWOTE figures for February 1992 to the present date are provided at the end of this topic.

Note: Publication of the AWOTE changed from quarterly to biannually in 2012. The May quarter 2012 publication was the last quarterly issue. Commencing from the November quarter 2012, AWOTE is published twice each year relating to the May and November quarters.

 

Act reference: SSAct section 16A(1)-'relevant AWOTE'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.7.30 Calculating a SWPP

 

AWOTE weeks

The AWOTE weeks are a notional figure determined as follows:

If the recipient is…

Then divide…

single,

the seasonal work earnings (1.1.S.61) for the relevant period of seasonal work (1.1.S.60), by the relevant AWOTE.

a member of a couple (1.1.M.120),

the combined seasonal work earnings and earnings from personal exertion of the couple over the relevant period of seasonal work, by TWICE the relevant AWOTE.

Explanation: This figure represents the number of weeks at average earnings that the seasonal earnings would cover.

 

Relevant AWOTE

For the purposes of the SWPP, the relevant AWOTE is the AWOTE that was last published by the ABS BEFORE 1 January of the same year that the recipient claims an allowance or payment. The relevant AWOTE for the calendar year 1998 to present date is detailed in the following table. Relevant AWOTE for SWPP purposes:

Claim lodged in calendar year

AWOTE in dollars

1998

706.00

1999

736.70

2000

753.70

2001

796.60

2002

837.60

2003

878.80

2004

931.40

2005

960.00

2006

1,022.60

2007

1,051.30

2008

1,103.60

2009

1,145.10

2010

1,201.90

2011

1,259.40

2012

1,322.60

2013

1,352.70

2014

1,422.70

Example: If the recipient claims an allowance or payment on 20 October 2000, the relevant AWOTE used for calculating the SWPP is the one that was published before 1 January 2000, which is the figure published in November 1999 relating to the August quarter 1999.

 

AWOTE figures for February 1992 to present date

The figures in this table are used for Forgone Wages calculations (see 4.1.7 Deprivation Related to Farm Transfers). This table should NOT be used for SWPP calculations.

 

The following table shows AWOTE figures from February 1992 to present date:

Year

Month

AWOTE figure ($)

1992

February

589

May

587

August

587

November

587

1993

February

592

May

597

August

602

November

606

1994

February

601

May

616

August

623

November

629

1995

February

637

May

646

August

654

November

659

Year

Month

AWOTE figure ($)

1996

February

664

May

670

August

678

November

685

1997

February

691

May

698

August

705

November

713

1998

February

720

May

728

August

735

November

740

1999

February

745

May

749

August

753

November

763

Year

Month

AWOTE figure ($)

2000

February

774

May

785

August

795

November

803

2001

February

812

May

824

August

838

November

849

2002

February

859

May

869

August

879

November

889

2003

February

903

May

918

August

931

November

940

Year

Month

AWOTE figure ($)

2004

February

948

May

953

August

960

November

973

2005

February

991

May

1,008

August

1,023

November

1,030

2006 February

1,036

May

1,043

August

1,051

November

1,059

2007 February

1,070

May

1,088

August

1,104

November

1,113

2008

February

1,123

May

1,132

August

1,145

November

1,165

2009

February

1,183

May

1,198

August

1,202

November

1,223

2010

February

1,243

May

1,256

August

1,259

November

1,273

2011

February

1,288

May

1,305

August

1,323

November

1,333

2012

February

1,345

May

1,353

November

1,393

2013

May

1,423

November

1,438

 

Policy reference: SS Guide 4.1.7 Deprivation Related to Farm Transfers

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Last reviewed: 20 March 2014


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