Thus earnings for men working full-time increased faster than inflation, but not really by much.
This in part may reflect that women have historically been paid and promoted far less than men, and in professional and services roles this imbalance is being addressed, albeit gradually.
Furthermore wages growth in male-dominated industries such as the mining and resources sectors has been very sluggish over the past year.
Public sector wages rising faster
It was also notable from the ABS release that public sector earnings are rising at a considerably faster pace than in the private sector, with ordinary time earnings up by 3.4 percent and total earnings up 3.3 per cent for full-time employees.
This is likely to be good news for inhabitants of Canberra, where ordinary time earnings are on average higher than anywhere else in the country!
Meanwhile the full-time adult average weekly total earnings in November 2016 was $1,592.40, which was also a rise of 2.2 per cent from the same period last year.
What's more, it's in the public sector and in the services sectors such as healthcare, social assistance, education and training that the fastest wages and earnings growth in taking place.