Australian Bureau of Statistics
1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/10/2007
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Western Australia has the highest overseas born population along with some of the fastest growing incomes in Australia, according to an analysis released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
According to the 2006 Census, Western Australia has a diverse population, with:
Wage and salary earners
Employment opportunities in Western Australia have seen an influx of workers, which has brought significant change to where people live. Figures analysed by the ABS from the Australian Tax Office show that the average wage in WA was $38,284 in 2003/04.
Peppermint Grove and Cottesloe have seen the biggest increases in average wages ($10,209 and $10,135 respectively), but areas with fast income growth were Chapman Valley and Mingenew (average wage up 24% since 2001/02), Victoria Plains (up 23%) and Mount Marshall (up 21%).
The largest influx of wage earners has been in Rockingham, which grew by 3,131 people since 2001/02, along with Gosnells (3,032) and Swan (2,746), while the fastest growing areas were Perth - Inner, with a 45% increase, along with Greenough - Part B (42%), Chapman Valley (41%) and Capel - Part A (40%).
Further information is available in Western Australian Statistical Indicators (cat. no. 1367.5), available free from the ABS web site <http://www.abs.gov.au>.
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