Australian Bureau of Statistics
1362.7 - Regional Statistics, Northern Territory, 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2007
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A standardised basket of groceries cost on average $186.38 in Darwin, compared to $184.80 in Katherine, $179.67 in Alice Springs and $221.97 in Nhulunbuy. For all stores large increases in price were observed between 2005 and 2006, and the cost of an average basket of goods increased more than in any other year over the 2001-06 period.
Data from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing showed that the median personal income in the Northern Territory ($549) was higher than the Australian median ($466). Compared to Australia the Northern Territory has a larger proportion of persons earning an income in the range of $600-$1599 and a lower proportion earning $0-$149.
There were 77 532 taxable individuals in the NT during the 2003-04 financial year with an average taxable income of $46 081 and paying an average of $10 854 in tax. This is an increase from the 2002-03 figures of 73 277 taxable individuals, with an average taxable income of $40 894 and paying an average of $9374 in tax.
Further information on income and prices in the Northern Territory can be obtained from the following sources:
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