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5673.0.55.003 - Wage and Salary Earner Statistics for Small Areas, Time Series, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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Introduction
Summary Statistics, Australia, 2009-10
Average Wage and Salary Income by Sex and Age, 2009-10
Average Wage and Salary Income by Occupation, 2009-10
Regional Variations in Wages and Salaries Income, 2009-10
Top Five Average Wage and Salary Income Regions, by State/Territory, 2009-10

INTRODUCTION

In 2009-10, nearly 9.8 million Australians derived income from Wages and salaries. Almost $479 billion - about 81% of all income reported by Australia's taxpayers - was earned from Wages and salaries in 2009-10. While average Wage and salary income for Australia was $48,907, males recorded a higher average of $58,813 compared with $38,255 for females. In addition, younger people (aged 15-34 years) recorded an average Wage and salary income of $37,956, well under the overall national average ($48,907). In occupation terms, Managers recorded the highest average Wage and salary income in 2009-10 ($75,749), followed by Professionals ($66,196) and Technicians and Trades Workers ($51,835).

As the economic well-being of most Australians is largely determined by the amount of income they receive, the analysis of geographical variations in Wages and salaries over time can provide valuable information about relative advantage and disadvantage in regions and the nature of regional economies in general. While not directly covered by the information in this publication, wealth is also recognised as an important contributor to economic well-being; some people on low incomes may have property and business assets to draw on, whilst others on high incomes may also have high levels of debt.

Using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS), data are provided for a variety of new regions: Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2s); Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3s); Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4s); and Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSAs). Local Government Area (LGA) details are also provided, along with state and territory information.

Wage and salary statistics in this issue are presented for the 2009-10 financial year primarily, although some time series information is available in the data cubes attached to this publication. A new time series of Wage and salary statistics will be released in 2013.

The concept of Wage and salary income can change over time. For the 2009-10 data, Other net foreign employment source income and Reportable fringe benefits (gross value adjusted) have been included (for the first time) in Wage and salary income. These inclusions have had a minor effect on total Wage and salary income - insufficient to call a series break.

This article illustrates ways that Wage and salary data can be used to explore regional variations in income. Further analysis of regional incomes can be undertaken using the data contained in the spreadsheets in the Downloads tab of this release.

The statistics have been compiled using aggregated individual income tax data for postcodes from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has confidentialised and transformed the source data further, to enable release under the new ASGS.


SUMMARY STATISTICS, AUSTRALIA, 2009-10

On average, Australians earned $48,907 in Wages and salaries income in 2009-10. Table 1 shows the Australian Capital Territory with the highest average of $57,749, followed by Western Australia ($53,227) and New South Wales ($50,943). The lowest average Wage and salary income levels were recorded by Tasmania ($41,673) and South Australia ($44,141).

Average Wage and salary levels were higher in the Greater Capital City Statistical Areas compared with the rest of each state of territory. This held for all jurisdictions.

The largest percentage of Australia's 9,787,143 Wage and salary earners were found in New South Wales (31.5%), Victoria (24.8%), Queensland (20.2%) and Western Australia (10.8%), reflecting in part the larger populations in those states. Table 1 summarises the key findings for 2009-10:

Table 1. WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS SUMMARY, AUSTRALIA, 2009-10

Region
Wage
and
salary
earners
no. (a)
Wage
and salary
earners
as a %
of Australian total (a)
Total
Wages
and
salaries income
$ billion (a)
Wages
and salaries
income
as a % of
Australian total (a)
Average
Wage
and salary
income
$

New South Wales
3 087 054
31.5
157.3
32.9
50 943
Greater Sydney
2 047 048
20.9
111.3
23.2
54 354
Rest of NSW
1 030 457
10.5
45.3
9.5
43 992
Victoria
2 431 791
24.8
115.2
24.1
47 363
Greater Melbourne
1 855 721
19.0
91.6
19.1
49 342
Rest of Victoria
569 346
5.8
23.2
4.8
40 786
Queensland
1 980 433
20.2
93.2
19.5
47 054
Greater Brisbane
986 406
10.1
48.6
10.2
49 251
Rest of Queensland
991 336
10.1
44.5
9.3
44 835
South Australia
703 825
7.2
31.1
6.5
44 141
Greater Adelaide
554 657
5.7
25.2
5.3
45 357
Rest of South Australia
148 403
1.5
5.9
1.2
39 497
Western Australia
1 057 477
10.8
56.3
11.8
53 227
Greater Perth
838 288
8.6
45.2
9.4
53 864
Rest of WA
212 857
2.2
10.7
2.2
50 235
Tasmania
218 784
2.2
9.1
1.9
41 673
Greater Hobart
97 171
1.0
4.3
0.8
43 863
Rest of Tasmania
121 168
1.2
4.8
1.0
39 898
Northern Territory
98 940
1.0
5.0
1.0
50 746
Greater Darwin
61 312
0.6
3.3
0.7
53 055
Rest of NT
24 769
0.3
1.2
0.3
46 606
Australian Capital Territory
189 089
1.9
10.9
2.3
57 749
Australia (b)
9 787 143
100.0
478.7
100.0
48 907

(a) State and territory totals do not match the sum of their components due to the inclusion of 'region unknown' and rounding.
(b) Totals for Australia include data for Wage and salary earners from the Other Territories and region/s unknown.

AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME BY SEX AND AGE, 2009-10

In Australia in 2009-10, the annual average Wage and salary income for persons was $48,907. Males recorded a higher average ($58,813) than females ($38,255). This difference held for all jurisdictions. For example, in New South Wales, the averages were $60,731 for males and $40,333 for females, while in Tasmania, the corresponding levels were $49,178 and $33,882 respectively. Similarly, this difference held for Greater capital city regions and the Rest of state/territory, as shown by Table 2 below. For example, males in Queensland recorded average Wage and salary incomes of $58,860 in Greater Brisbane and $54,722 in the Rest of Queensland, while the corresponding regional levels for females were $39,080 and $34,221 respectively.

A number of factors may be influencing the lower average Wage and salary income levels observed for females across all regions. For example, greater female participation in part-time work or fewer females in higher paid management positions. While the occupations of females can be analysed using this data source, other ABS data sources can be used to analyse hours of work and earnings. For more information, see Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) and Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (cat. no. 6302.0)


Table 2. AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME BY SEX AND SELECTED AGE GROUPS, AUSTRALIA, 2009-10

Region
Males
15-34 years
Females
15-34 years
Persons
15-34 years
Males
Total (a)
Females
Total (a)
Persons
Total (a)
$
$
$
$
$
$

New South Wales
43 451
33 835
38 846
60 731
40 333
50943
Greater Sydney
44 644
36 275
40 618
64 545
43244
54354
Rest of NSW
40 766
28 202
34 805
52 818
34563
43992
Victoria
40 931
32 384
36 795
56 642
37 434
47 363
Greater Melbourne
41 766
33 782
37 892
58 891
39 103
49 342
Rest of Victoria
37 841
27 143
32 709
49 040
32 036
40 786
Queensland
42 809
31 232
37 226
56 803
36 654
47 054
Greater Brisbane
42 503
33 107
37 933
58 860
39 080
49 251
Rest of Queensland
43 142
29 196
36 471
54 722
34 221
44 835
South Australia
39 218
30 034
34 797
52 350
35 525
44 141
Greater Adelaide
39 415
30 924
35 286
53 662
36 771
45 357
Rest of South Australia
38 401
26 094
32 733
47 421
30 722
39 497
Western Australia
49 255
32 998
41 586
67 199
37 621
53 227
Greater Perth
48 478
33 555
41 408
67 789
38 474
53 864
Rest of WA
52 383
30 536
42 239
64 240
34 104
50 235
Tasmania
37 203
27 733
32 650
49 178
33 882
41 673
Greater Hobart
37 208
29 613
33 447
51 391
36 467
43 863
Rest of Tasmania
37 228
26 010
31 974
47 471
31 681
39 898
Northern Territory
45 648
34 945
40 563
58 077
42 689
50 746
Greater Darwin
47 842
36 880
42 739
60 652
44 506
53 055
Rest of NT
41 290
31 601
36 478
53 350
39 518
46 606
Australian Capital Territory
46 418
39 974
43 218
65 808
49 683
57 749
Australia (a)
42 964
32 547
37 956
58 813
38 255
48 907

(a) All Wage and salary earners aged 15 years and over.
(a) Includes region 'unknown' and Other territories.

As Table 2 (above) shows, younger people had lower annual average Wage and salary income levels. For Australia, persons aged 15-34 recorded an average of $37,956 compared with the overall (all people aged 15 and over) level of $48,907.

Younger people in the Australian Capital Territory ($43,218) and Western Australia ($41,586) recorded the highest average Wage and salary incomes. Conversely, Tasmania and South Australia had the lowest averages for 15-34 year olds.

Males aged 15-34 years in the Rest of Western Australia recorded the highest average Wage and salary income ($52,383).

Table 2 indicates that there were no States or territories where people aged 15-34 recorded higher average Wage and salary incomes outside of the capital city region. AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME BY OCCUPATION, 2009-10

In Australia in 2009-10, Managers recorded the highest average Wage and salary income of $75,749, followed by Professionals ($66,196) and Technicians and Trades Workers ($51,835). Table 3 below shows this ranking order held across all states and territories, and for all Greater capital city statistical areas and beyond. There was one exception: in the Australian Capital Territory, Clerical and Administrative Workers were ranked third.

Of all occupations, Sales workers had the lowest Wage and salary income with a national average of $29,710 - and this varied from $31,847 (highest average) in the Northern Territory down to $26,573 (lowest average) in Tasmania.

As Table 3 shows, the highest average Wage and salary incomes for Technicians and Trades Workers, Machinery Operators and Drivers, and Labourers were recorded in Western Australia. Moreover, people working in these occupations outside of Perth recorded higher incomes on average than those working in the capital city, which is the reverse of the general pattern (of higher incomes in metropolitan regions). This result may reflect the higher wages offered for work in mining and related building activity in rural and remote Western Australia.

Table 3. AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME BY OCCUPATION, AUSTRALIA, 2009-10

Region
Managers
Profession-
als
Technic-
ians
and
Trades
Workers
Community
and
Personal
Services
Workers
Clerical
and
Admin-
istrative Workers
Sales Workers
Machinery Operators
and Drivers
Labourers
Total
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$

New South Wales
82 116
68 968
49 587
34 414
41 215
30 758
50 579
31 032
50 943
Greater Sydney
88 918
72 320
49 032
34 878
43 284
33 174
46 179
31 106
54 354
Rest of NSW
61 876
60 145
50 519
33 713
36 468
26 507
56 883
31 021
43 992
Victoria
74 169
62 035
48 604
31 915
39 716
29 907
45 969
31 875
47 363
Greater Melbourne
78 436
64 196
48 732
32 071
41 057
31 108
45 092
32 015
49 342
Rest of Victoria
55 971
53 258
48 252
31 416
34 569
25 969
48 189
31 629
40 786
Queensland
68 023
66 373
53 382
32 556
38 754
28 913
54 422
31 868
47 054
Greater Brisbane
75 331
69 283
51 404
32 884
41 129
30 063
46 551
31 768
49 251
Rest of Queensland
59 769
62 407
54 998
32 245
36 024
27 870
60 544
31 953
44 835
South Australia
66 168
60 785
48 247
32 880
39 106
27 708
46 877
29 999
44 141
Greater Adelaide
68 939
62 100
47 899
33 388
40 077
28 333
44 742
29 743
45 357
Rest of South Australia
53 518
52 987
49 404
31 003
34 261
25 320
51 842
30 505
39 497
Western Australia
79 151
72 099
63 276
33 500
41 558
30 336
63 142
36 322
53 227
Greater Perth
82 677
73 558
61 422
33 636
42 238
30 723
59 555
35 993
53 864
Rest of WA
62 088
62 928
69 377
32 948
37 967
28 472
71 278
36 706
50 235
Tasmania
59 103
59 469
46 061
31 515
36 584
26 573
45 308
29 893
41 673
Greater Hobart
63 407
61 526
45 497
33 244
38 585
27 361
41 424
28 576
43 863
Rest of Tasmania
54 880
57 185
46 474
30 086
34 602
25 967
46 980
30 537
39 898
Northern Territory
70 201
64 906
59 367
42 335
43 894
31 847
56 670
31 521
50 746
Greater Darwin
74 528
68 111
59 102
46 315
45 041
32 695
55 017
33 519
53 055
Rest of NT
57 423
60 830
59 528
37 981
42 097
28 883
57 228
29 612
46 606
Australian Capital Territory
88 276
70 928
50 448
36 123
50 804
26 710
44 060
28 264
57 749
Australia (a)
75 749
66 196
51 835
33 272
40 403
29 710
51 623
31 819
48 907

(a) Includes Other territories, and regions and occupations 'unknown'.
REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN WAGES AND SALARIES INCOME, 2009-10

Greater Sydney provided nine out of Australia's top ten regions, in terms of having the highest average Wage and salary income. Mosman was ranked first, recording an average of $111,048, well above the national average of $48,907. Next ranked were Woollahra ($93,530), Hunters Hill - Woolwich ($91,879), Double Bay - Bellevue Hill ($91,841), Willoughby - Castle Cove - Northbridge ($91,605), Balmain ($90,548) and Lindfield - Roseville ($89,585).

City Beach ($86,612) in Greater Perth was the one Statistical area level 2 (SA2) region outside of Sydney to feature in the national, top ten listing. Map 1 shows the distribution of average Wage and salary income for all SA2s in Australia.

Map 1. AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME - by Statistical Area Level 2, Australia, 2009-10




TOP FIVE AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, BY STATE AND TERRITORY, 2009-10

NEW SOUTH WALES

The SA2 of Mosman, on Sydney's north shore, recorded the highest annual average Wage and salary income in Greater Sydney, NSW, and Australia with a value of $111,048. Greater Sydney also had next four top average income regions, all over $90 000, with Woollahra ($93,530), Hunters Hill - Woolwich ($91,879), Double Bay - Bellevue Hill ($91,841) and Willoughby - Castle Cove - Northbridge ($91,605).

The SA2 with the highest average Wage and salary income outside of the Greater Sydney area was Queanbeyan West - Jerrabomberra ($63,287) near the Australian Capital Territory border. Other SA2s with high averages in the Rest of state included Singleton ($62,975), Singleton Region ($62,571), Thirroul - Austinmer - Coalcliff ($59,173), and Muswellbrook ($57,584). Singleton, Singleton Region and Muswellbrook are all located in the Hunter Valley region which is dominated by coal mining and power generation.

In 2009-10, 28.2% (or 146 in number) of SA2 regions in New South Wales had average Wage and salary incomes above the state average ($50,943).

Table 4. TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, NEW SOUTH WALES, 2009-10

2009-10
Top 5 SA2s (a)
$

Greater Sydney GCCSA
Mosman
Woollahra
Hunters Hill - Woolwich
Double Bay - Bellevue Hill
Willoughby - Castle Cove - Northbridge
111 048
93 530
91 879
91 841
91 605
Greater Sydney GCCSA
54 354
Rest of NSW
Queanbeyan West - Jerrabomberra

Singleton
Singleton Region
Thirroul - Austinmer - Coalcliff
Muswellbrook
63 287
62 975
62 571
59 173
57 584
Rest of NSW (b)
43 992
New South Wales (c)
50 943

(a) Excludes SA2 regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners.
(b) Excludes 'SA2 unknown'.
(c) Includes 'SA2 unknown'.

VICTORIA

In 2009-10, the inner-city SA2s of Brighton ($82,717), Toorak ($80,762), and Albert Park ($77,817) recorded Victoria’s highest average Wage and salary income. Armadale ($73,415) and Port Melbourne ($73,401) completed Greater Melbourne's top five Wage and salary income regions.

Outside of Greater Melbourne, the highest average Wage and salary incomes were recorded in the SA2s of Woodend in the Macedon Ranges ($52,375) and Traralgon in the Gippsland region ($50,540). Other areas with high average Wage and salary incomes were the SA2s of Yallourn North – Glengarry ($50,191), Newtown ($50,176) and Lara ($48,428).

In 2009-10, 35.0% (or 147 in number) of SA2s in Victoria had average Wage and salary incomes above the state level ($47,363). Of these SA2s, nine were located outside of the Greater Melbourne region.

Table 5. TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, VICTORIA, 2009-10


2009-10
Top 5 SA2s (a)
$

Greater Melbourne GCCSA
Greater Melbourne GCCSABrighton
Toorak
Albert Park
Armadale
Port Melbourne
82 717
80 762
77 817
73 415
73 401
49 342
Rest of Vic
Woodend

Traralgon
Yallourn North - Glengarry
Newtown
Lara
52 375
50 540
50 191
50 176
48 428
Rest of Vic (b)
40 786
Victoria (c)
47 363

(a) Excludes SA2 regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners.
(b) Excludes 'SA2 unknown'.
(c) Includes 'SA2 unknown'.

QUEENSLAND

In 2009-10, the three highest average Wage and salary income SA2s in Queensland were located outside of the Greater Brisbane area - in the mining regions of Moranbah ($79,006) and Broadsound - Nebo ($72,672). Other SA2s with high averages in the Rest of state included Central Highlands - East ($67,476), Mount Isa ($60,066) and Emerald ($59,810).

The inner-city SA2 of Bulimba and the western SA2 of Fig Tree Pocket had the highest average incomes in Greater Brisbane - at $69,704 and $69,672 respectively. Brookfield - Kenmore Hills, Kenmore and Chapel Hill rounded out the top five in Greater Brisbane.

In 2009-10, 39.8% of SA2 regions (or 203 in number) in Queensland had average incomes above the state average ($47,054). Of these SA2s, 131 were located within the Greater Brisbane region.

Table 6. TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, QUEENSLAND, 2009-10

2009-10
Top 5 SA2s (a)
$

Greater Brisbane GCCSA
Greater Brisbane GCCSABulimba
Fig Tree Pocket
Brookfield - Kenmore Hills
Kenmore
Chapel Hill
69 704
69 672
69 664
69 658
69 499
49 251
Rest of Qld
Moranbah

Broadsound - Nebo
Central Highlands - East
Mount Isa
Emerald
79 006
72 672
67 476
60 066
59 810
Rest of Qld (b)
44 835
Queensland (c)
47 054

(a) Excludes SA2 regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners.
(b) Excludes 'SA2 unknown'.
(c) Includes 'SA2 unknown'.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The inner-city SA2s of Glenside - Beaumont, and Unley - Parkside had the highest annual average Wage and salary incomes in Greater Adelaide - at $58,530 and $56,929 respectively. Toorak Gardens, Mitcham and Walkerville also had high averages within Greater Adelaide.

Roxby Downs, a mining region in the state's north, had the highest average Wage and salary income outside of the Greater Adelaide area ($71,281). It also recorded the highest average Wage and salary income in South Australia. Also prominent were the Outback SA2 ($50,344) in the north of the State, Whyalla ($49,970), Tanunda ($45,848) and Port Augusta ($45,814).

In 2009-10, 37.3% (or 60 in number) of SA2 regions in South Australia had average Wage and salary incomes above the state average ($44,141). Of these SA2s, 54 were located in the Greater Adelaide region.

Table 7. TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 2009-10

2009-10
Top 5 SA2s (a)
$

Greater Adelaide GCCSA
Glenside - Beaumont
Unley - Parkside
Toorak Gardens
Mitcham
Walkerville
58 530
56 929
56 727
56 400
56 245
Greater Adelaide GCCSA
45 357
Rest of SA
Roxby Downs

Outback
Whyalla
Tanunda
Port Augusta
71 281
50 344
49 970
45 848
45 814
Rest of SA (b)
39 497
South Australia (c)
44 141

(a) Excludes SA2 regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners.
(b) Excludes 'SA2 unknown'.
(c) Includes 'SA2 unknown'.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The coastal SA2s of City Beach and Cottesloe had the highest average Wage and salary incomes in Greater Perth and Western Australia, at $86,612 and $84,413 respectively. As Table 6 shows, Nedlands - Dalkeith - Crawley, Claremont and Swanbourne - Mount Claremont rounded out the top five in Greater Perth.

Karratha, a mining centre in the Pilbara region, had the highest average outside of the Greater Perth area ($79,669) and the fourth highest average in the state. Other SA2s with high average income in the Rest of state included Port Hedland ($77,775), Ashburton ($76,965), Roebourne ($75,224) and Newman ($74,082).

In 2009-10, 37.4% (or 85 in number) of SA2 regions in Western Australia had average incomes above the state level ($53,227). Of these SA2s, 69 were located in the Greater Perth region.

Table 8. TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 2009-10

2009-10
Top 5 SA2s (a)
$

Greater Perth GCCSA
Greater Perth GCCSACity Beach
Cottesloe
Nedlands - Dalkeith - Crawley
Claremont
Swanbourne - Mount Claremont
86 612
84 413
81 565
77 957
77 945
53 864
Rest of WA
Karratha

Port Hedland
Ashburton
Roebourne
Newman
79 669
77 775
76 965
75 224
74 082
Rest of WA (b)
50 235
Western Australia (c)
53 227

(a) Excludes SA2 regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners.
(b) Excludes 'SA2 unknown'.
(c) Includes 'SA2 unknown'.

TASMANIA

The SA2s of Taroona - Bonnet Hill ($50,977) and Mount Nelson - Dynnyrne ($50,941), in the south of Hobart, had the two highest average Wage and salary incomes in Tasmania in 2009-10. Greater Hobart's top five was completed by Sandy Bay, West Hobart and Hobart.

Of the areas outside of Greater Hobart, the SA2s of West Coast ($47,922), Legana ($44,271) and Waverley - St Leonards ($43,221) had the highest wage and salary incomes in 2009-10. Ravenswood and Riverside, both with an average Wage and salary income of $43,220, completed the top five regions outside of Greater Hobart.

In 2009-10, 38.9% of SA2 regions (or 37 in number) in Tasmania had average incomes above the state level ($41,673). Of these, 20 were located in the Greater Hobart region.

Table 9. TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, TASMANIA, 2009-10

2009-10
Top 5 SA2s (a)
$

Greater Hobart GCCSA
Greater Hobart GCCSATaroona - Bonnet Hill
Mount Nelson - Dynnyrne
Sandy Bay
West Hobart
Hobart
50 977
50 941
50 543
47 890
47 704
43 863
Rest of Tasmania
West Coast

Legana
Waverley - St Leonards
Ravenswood
Riverside
47 922
44 271
43 221
43 220
43 220
Rest of Tas (b)
39 898
Tasmania (c)
41 673

(a) Excludes SA2 regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners.
(b) Excludes 'SA2 unknown'.
(c) Includes 'SA2 unknown'.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

The SA2s of Ludmilla - The Narrows had the highest annual average Wage and salary income in Greater Darwin at $57,101. The following four SA2s, all close to central Darwin, also recorded high averages of similar value: Fannie Bay - The Gardens ($57,098); Larrakeyah ($57,094); Parap ($57,088); and Stuart Park ($57, 079).

Anindilyakwa (formerly Groote Eylandt) in the Gulf of Carpentaria had the highest annual average Wage and salary income outside of the Greater Darwin area ($74,405). It also recorded the highest average in the Northern Territory in 2009-10. Other SA2s (outside of Darwin) with high averages were Nhulunbuy ($59,245), East Arnhem ($59,175), Alligator ($51,853) and Larapinta ($49,024).

In 2009-10, 67.8% (or 40 in number) of SA2 regions in the Northern Territory had average Wage and salary incomes above the territory average ($50,746).

Table 10. TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, NORTHERN TERRITORY, 2009-10

2009-10
Top 5 SA2s (a)
$

Greater Darwin GCCSA
Ludmilla - The Narrows
Fannie Bay - The Gardens
Larrakeyah
Parap
Stuart Park
57 101
57 098
57 094
57 088
57 079
Greater Darwin GCCSA
53 055
Rest of NT
Anindilyakwa

Nhulunbuy
East Arnhem
Alligator
Larapinta
74 405
59 245
59 175
51 853
49 024
Rest of NT (b)
46 606
Northern Territory (c)
50 746

(a) Excludes SA2 regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners.
(b) Excludes 'SA2 unknown'.
(c) Includes 'SA2 unknown'.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The SA2s of Deakin ($71,957) and Yarralumla ($71,954) recorded the highest average Wage and salary income in the Australian Capital Territory in 2009-10. The SA2s of Griffith, Red Hill and Forrest rounded out the top five.

In 2009-10, 43.8% (or 43 in number) of SA2 regions in the Australian Capital Territory had average Wage and salary incomes above the territory level ($57,749).

Also notable: the Australian Capital Territory recorded the highest average Wage and salary income of all states and territories in 2009-10 ($57,749).

Table 11. TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY, 2009-10

2009-10
Top 5 SA2s (a)
$

Australian
Capital Territory (b)
Deakin
Yarralumla
Griffith
Red Hill
Forrest
71 957
71 954
71 842
71 841
71 797

57 749

(a) Excludes SA2 regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners.
(b) Includes 'SA2 unknown'.


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