On average, Tasmanians living in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region have a higher income than those living in other Regions. However, they can expect to face more expensive housing costs, with median rent and home loan repayments being higher than other Regions of the state. Persons living in the Mersey-Lyell Region can expect lower median incomes, but cheaper housing costs, than other Tasmanians.
SELECTED INCOME AND EXPENDITURE CHARACTERISTICS, Tasmanian regions
|Personal median weekly income(a)(b)|
|Household median weekly income(a)(b)|
|Mean wage and salary income per year(c)(d)|
|Median weekly rent(a)(b)|
|Median monthly housing loan repayments(a)(b)|
|(a) Source: 2001 Census.|
(b) Median refers to the middle point when a range of values is ordered from smallest to largest.
(c) Mean wage and salary earnings refers to the sum of all wage and salary earnings divided by the number of wage and salary earners.
(d) For 2000-01 financial year (Source: Australian Taxation Office, Income Tax Data).
Source: 2001 Census of Population and Housing; Australian Taxation Office, Income Tax Data.