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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

On this page:
Top Average Wage and Salary Income Regions, 2007-08
Wage and Salary Earners By Occupation
Wage and Salary Earners By Wage and Salary Income
Wage and Salary Earners By Sex
Wage and Salary Earners By Age


TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, 2007-08

This article focuses on the five SLAs in the Australian Capital Territory with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in 2007-08.

Narrabundah ($63,724) and Kingston ($63,713) each recorded average annual growth rates in average Wages and salaries of 4.8% between 2003-04 and 2007-08, resulting in them overtaking Griffth, Forrest and Red Hill as the ACT's top Wage and salary SLAs in 2007-08.

TOP AVERAGE WAGES AND SALARIES, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
Average Annual
Growth Rate
Top 5 SLAs(a)
$
$
$
$
$
%

Canberra
Narrabundah
52 903
56 487
58 367
60 165
63 724
4.8
Kingston
52 886
56 496
58 380
60 172
63 713
4.8
Griffith
54 612
58 907
59 189
61 048
62 715
3.5
Forrest
54 816
59 208
59 302
61 208
62 607
3.4
Red Hill
54 802
59 187
59 309
61 154
62 559
3.4
Canberra SD
42 841
45 932
47 071
49 122
51 393
4.7
Bal ACT (b)
40 061
43 031
44 503
46 868
48 848
5.1
ACT
42 834
45 922
47 061
49 116
51 387
4.7


(a) Top 5 SLAs exclude regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners
(b) Excludes SLA 'ACT Unknown'



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION

Compared to the Australian Capital Territory as a whole, a slightly higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in the top five SLAs were employed as Professionals, and Managers and Administrators.


PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Australian Capital Territory, 2007-08

Managers
& Admini-
strators
Profess-
ionals
Associate
Profess-
ionals
Trades-
persons
& Related
Workers
Advanced
Clerical,
Sales
& Service
Workers
Inter-
mediate
Clerical,
Sales
& Service
Workers
Inter-
mediate
Production
& Transport
Workers
Elementary
Clerical,
Sales
& Service
Workers
Labourers
& Related
Workers
Not
Stated
Top 5 SLAs(a)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Canberra
Narrabundah
6.9
24.2
6.9
3.0
1.6
12.9
1.1
4.9
2.6
35.7
Kingston
7.0
24.2
6.9
3.0
1.7
12.9
1.0
5.0
2.5
35.8
Griffith
9.9
27.2
6.9
2.7
1.9
15.3
0.9
5.9
2.4
26.8
Forrest
10.4
27.6
6.8
3.0
1.6
15.6
1.0
6.0
2.5
25.6
Red Hill
10.4
27.6
6.9
2.7
1.9
15.6
1.0
6.0
2.4
25.6
Canberra SD
6.0
22.3
7.8
5.3
1.7
17.3
2.3
8.6
3.7
25.0
Bal ACT (b)
3.9
18.1
7.7
7.7
0.0
18.7
7.7
8.4
7.7
20.0
ACT
6.0
22.3
7.8
5.3
1.7
17.3
2.3
8.6
3.7
25.0


(a) Top 5 SLAs exclude regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners
(b) Excludes SLA 'ACT Unknown'

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME

Each of the top five SLAs had a substantially higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in the $104,000 or more income bracket compared with the average for the ACT (over 14% compared with 7%).


PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME RANGES,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Australian Capital Territory, 2007-08

$0
to less than
$13,000
$13,000
to less than
$20,800
$20,800
to less than
$31,200
$31,200
to less than
$41,600
$41,600
to less than
$52,000
$52,000
to less than
$67,600
$67,600
to less than
$83,200
$83,200
to less than
$104,000
$104,000
or more
Top 5 SLAs(a)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Canberra
Narrabundah
11.9
5.4
8.2
8.7
9.9
17.1
13.3
10.7
14.8
Kingston
11.9
5.4
8.2
8.7
9.9
17.1
13.3
10.7
14.8
Griffith
17.4
7.5
8.6
8.7
8.9
13.5
11.3
9.0
15.2
Forrest
18.1
7.8
8.6
8.7
8.7
12.9
11.2
8.8
15.2
Red Hill
18.2
7.7
8.5
8.8
8.8
13.0
11.0
8.8
15.2
Canberra SD
15.6
7.4
10.0
10.9
11.5
16.9
12.1
8.4
7.3
Bal ACT (b)
14.4
7.8
11.1
13.1
13.1
17.0
11.1
4.6
7.8
ACT
15.6
7.4
10.0
10.9
11.5
16.9
12.1
8.3
7.3


(a) Top 5 SLAs exclude regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners
(b) Excludes SLA 'ACT Unknown'


WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX

Across the Australian Capital Territory there were slightly more female Wage and salary earners than male earners, with females accounting for just over 50% of the Wage and salary earner population. However, with the exception of Forrest, the top five average Wage and salary income areas had slightly more male earners than female.

PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Australian Capital Territory, 2007-08

Male
Female
Top 5 SLAs(a)
%
%

Canberra
Narrabundah
50.1
49.9
Kingston
50.1
49.9
Griffith
50.1
49.9
Forrest
50.0
50.0
Red Hill
50.1
49.9
Canberra SD
49.7
50.3
Bal ACT (b)
51.6
48.4
ACT
49.7
50.3


(a) Top 5 SLAs exclude regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners
(b) Excludes SLA 'ACT Unknown'


WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE

Compared to the Australian Capital Territory, a higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in Narrabundah and Kingston were aged 25-34 years. The proportion of earners aged over 55 years was slightly higher in the SLAs of Griffith, Forrest and Red Hill, compared to the ACT as a whole.


PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Australian Capital Territory, 2007-08

15-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65+
Top 5 SLAs(a)
%
%
%
%
%
%

Canberra
Narrabundah
14.4
32.3
23.1
18.3
10.1
1.8
Kingston
14.4
32.3
23.1
18.3
10.1
1.8
Griffith
18.1
23.4
18.6
22.0
14.7
3.2
Forrest
18.5
22.1
18.1
22.6
15.4
3.4
Red Hill
18.6
22.2
18.0
22.5
15.3
3.5
Canberra SD
19.7
24.1
21.9
20.0
12.1
2.2
Bal ACT (b)
18.1
21.3
23.2
21.3
12.9
3.2
ACT
19.7
24.1
21.9
20.0
12.1
2.2


(a) Top 5 SLAs exclude regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners
(b) Excludes SLA 'ACT Unknown'


For more information about these regions, refer to the ABS National Regional Profile (NRP). The NRP presents, for all Australia, a range of data for various types of small regions. Data are available for Local Government Areas, Statistical Local Areas and other larger geographies. The NRP is intended for users interested in the characteristics of regions and in comparing regions across Australia. Data are presented as a five year time series, where available.

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