Economic Snapshot - December 2022

Key Economic Indicators

The rolling annual change of 10 key indicators feature in the Economic Snapshot for December 2022.

Please note that some indicators are not measured monthly, hence there may be some delays in the data that is readily available.


Cash Rate

December 2021

0.10%

December 2022

3.10%

The cash rate has increased from 0.10% in December 2021, to 3.10% in December 2022.


GDP Growth

September 2021

4.1%

September 2022

5.9%

GDP growth has increased from 4.1% in the year ended September 2021, to 5.9% in the year ended September 2022.


Unemployment

December 2021

4.2%

November 2022

3.4%

Unemployment has decreased from 4.2% in December 2021, to 3.4% in November 2022.


Inflation

September 2021

3.0%

September 2022

7.3%

Inflation has increased from 3.0% in the year ended September 2021, to 7.3% in the year ended September 2022.


Wage Growth

September 2021

2.2%

September 2022

3.1%

Wage growth has increased from 2.2% in the year ended September 2021, to 3.1% in the year ended September 2022.


Average Weekly Earnings (Full-Time Adult Ordinary Time)

May 2021

$1 736.80

May 2022

$1 769.80

Average weekly earnings (full-time adult ordinary time) have increased from $1 736.80 in May 2021, to $1 769.80 in May 2022.


Australian Dollar

December 2021

0.72 USD

December 2022

0.68 USD

The Australian Dollar has weakened relative to the US Dollar from 0.72 USD in December 2021, to 0.68 USD in December 2022.


Population

December 2021

25.8 million

December 2022

26.2 million

Australia's population increased from 25.8 million people in December 2021, to 26.2 million in December 2022.


Household Wealth as a Share of Income

December 2021

966%

June 2022

915%

Household wealth as a share of income has decreased from 966% in December 2021, to 915% in June 2022.


Household Debt as a Share of Income

December 2021

187%

June 2022

189%

Household debt as a share of income has increased from 187% in December 2021, to 189% in June 2022.


Economic Data Sources

Cash Rate

https://www.rba.gov.au/

GDP Growth, Unemployment and Inflation

https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/economy/key-indicators

https://www.rba.gov.au/education/resources/digital-interactives/snapshot-comparison/

Wage Growth

https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/economy/price-indexes-and-inflation/wage-price-index-australia

https://www.rba.gov.au/education/resources/digital-interactives/snapshot-comparison/

Average Weekly Earnings

https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/labour/earnings-and-working-conditions/average-weekly-earnings-australia

Australian Dollar

https://www.rba.gov.au/

https://www.rba.gov.au/education/resources/digital-interactives/snapshot-comparison/

Population

https://www.rba.gov.au/education/resources/digital-interactives/snapshot-comparison/

https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs%40.nsf/Web%2BPages/Population%2BClock?opendocument=&ref=HPKI

Household Wealth & Household Debt as a Share of Income

https://www.rba.gov.au/education/resources/digital-interactives/snapshot-comparison/


You can find previously completed Economic Snapshots here.


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