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5673.0.55.003 - Wage and Salary Earner Statistics for Small Areas, Time Series, 2003-04 to 2007-08 Quality Declaration 
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QUEENSLAND

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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 Brisbane Statistical Division (SD) and Queensland - Balance with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in 2007-08.

Within the Brisbane SD, the SLAs with the highest average Wage and salary incomes were located immediately north and south of the Brisbane River. These included the inner northern areas of Hamilton and Ascot, and on the southern banks of the river, the SLAs of Hawthorne and Bulimba (Balmoral is an adjoining inner suburb).

However, those regions with the State's highest average Wage and salary incomes were located outside the Brisbane SD. These were Issac (R) - Broadsound ($64,725), Isaac (R) - Belyando ($63,225), and Central Highlands (R) - Peak Downs ($61,983). The SLAs that constitute the Isaac Regional Council are located on the Central Coast of Queensland; an area characterised by a mix of industries, including coal mining, cattle grazing, sugar cane and grain farming. The SLAs within the Central Highlands region have economic activities mainly involving coal mining, grain production and cattle farming.

TOP AVERAGE WAGES AND SALARIES, QUEENSLAND

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

Brisbane SD
Hamilton
49 202
52 280
55 342
58 695
61 369
5.7
Ascot
49 202
52 267
55 347
58 703
61 350
5.7
Hawthorne
46 154
48 708
52 959
57 229
60 883
7.2
Balmoral
46 143
48 718
52 944
57 225
60 879
7.2
Bulimba
46 141
48 703
52 965
57 229
60 866
7.2
Brisbane SD
35 775
37 461
39 597
41 720
43 893
5.2
Balance Qld
Isaac (R) - Broadsound
55 207
59 400
60 885
62 133
64 725
4.1
Isaac (R) - Belyando
53 436
56 529
56 868
60 113
63 225
4.3
Central Highlands (R) - Peak Downs
51 379
54 993
56 950
59 864
61 983
4.8
Central Highlands (R) - Duaringa
50 731
54 490
57 800
59 370
61 229
4.8
Isaac (R) - Nebo
50 328
54 518
54 138
56 963
60 467
5.3
Bal Qld (b)
32 243
33 944
35 879
37 867
39 586
5.3
QLD
33 965
35 655
37 680
39 735
41 687
5.3

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


WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION

Brisbane Statistical Division
Compared to the State as a whole, a higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in the top five SLAs were working as Professionals. This occupational group includes persons working in fields that are characterised by the need for a skill level equal to, or exceeding, a bachelor degree (or at least five years relevant experience). Occupations in this category include chemists, architects, accountants, engineers and dentists. This group accounted for 28% of Wage and salary earners in Hawthorne, Balmoral and Bulimba, compared to 16% for the State in general.

Balance of Queensland
Compared to the State as a whole, a higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in the top five SLAs were employed as Intermediate Production and Transport Workers, and Tradespersons and Related Workers.

PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION,

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Queensland, 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)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Brisbane SD
Hamilton
14.0
23.7
9.2
5.0
3.6
18.9
3.4
7.3
5.3
9.6
Ascot
14.0
23.7
9.2
5.0
3.5
18.9
3.4
7.4
5.3
9.6
Hawthorne
14.2
28.0
9.0
6.0
3.6
16.6
2.6
6.0
4.6
9.4
Balmoral
14.2
28.0
9.0
6.1
3.6
16.6
2.6
6.0
4.6
9.3
Bulimba
14.2
28.0
9.1
6.1
3.6
16.6
2.6
6.0
4.6
9.3
Brisbane SD
8.3
18.6
7.5
9.2
2.3
19.1
6.3
9.4
9.8
9.3
Balance Qld
Isaac (R) - Broadsound
4.5
10.6
5.2
16.4
0.6
12.5
26.3
7.2
11.4
5.2
Isaac (R) - Belyando
4.2
11.5
5.1
15.0
0.9
12.3
27.1
8.0
11.2
4.7
Central Highlands (R) - Peak Downs
4.7
10.6
4.7
18.9
1.1
14.6
21.1
6.3
12.8
5.1
Central Highlands (R) - Duaringa
4.1
10.0
6.3
14.9
0.5
13.1
26.3
7.1
12.7
5.1
Isaac (R) - Nebo
5.2
9.3
5.9
14.8
0.7
12.4
25.3
5.9
17.6
3.1
Bal Qld (b)
7.7
13.6
7.4
12.1
1.8
18.1
7.9
10.9
13.1
7.6
QLD
8.0
16.1
7.5
10.7
2.0
18.6
7.1
10.2
11.5
8.5

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



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME

Brisbane Statistical Division
Just over 8% of Wage and salary earners in Queensland reported Wage and salary incomes above $83,200 in 2007-08. The proportion of Wage and salary earners falling into this category in the top five SLAs ranged from 16.8% in Hamilton to 19.8% in Hawthorn and Balmoral. Over 11% of Wage and salary earners in each of the top five SLAs earned over $104,000 in 2007-08 (compared to around 4% of the Queensland total).

Balance of Queensland
Compared to the State as a whole, a substantially higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in these top five SLAs earned $83,200 or more in 2007-08. For example, over 38% of Wage and salary earners in Isaac (R) - Broadsound fell in this category, compared to around 8% of the State total. Almost 1 in 4 Wage and salary earners in Isaac (R) - Broadsound and Central Highlands (R) - Peak Downs earned $104,000 or more (compared to around 4% of the Queensland total).
PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME RANGES,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Queensland, 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)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Brisbane SD
Hamilton
17.2
7.6
11.0
13.0
12.2
14.0
8.1
5.3
11.5
Ascot
17.2
7.6
11.1
13.0
12.3
14.0
8.1
5.3
11.6
Hawthorne
14.6
7.6
10.1
11.5
11.3
15.1
10.0
7.2
12.6
Balmoral
14.6
7.6
10.1
11.5
11.3
15.2
10.0
7.2
12.6
Bulimba
14.6
7.6
10.1
11.5
11.3
15.2
10.0
7.1
12.6
Brisbane SD
17.8
9.2
13.0
15.2
13.5
14.2
8.1
4.5
4.6
Balance Qld
Isaac (R) - Broadsound
14.7
7.2
9.6
8.6
6.4
7.5
7.7
14.5
23.9
Isaac (R) - Belyando
14.6
7.0
10.1
9.0
7.9
8.2
7.5
13.1
22.5
Central Highlands (R) - Peak Downs
16.5
7.4
10.4
8.7
8.3
9.6
7.0
8.3
23.8
Central Highlands (R) - Duaringa
14.1
7.6
9.2
9.6
7.7
9.4
9.9
13.4
19.1
Isaac (R) - Nebo
15.0
7.9
8.4
10.3
9.8
10.6
6.4
12.4
19.2
Bal Qld (b)
20.1
10.3
14.7
16.1
12.3
12.0
6.8
4.0
3.7
QLD
19.0
9.7
13.9
15.7
12.9
13.1
7.4
4.2
4.1

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


WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX

Brisbane Statistical Division
Across Queensland there were more male Wage and salary earners than female earners, with males accounting for almost 52% of the Wage and salary earner population. The top five SLAs in Brisbane SD were all characterised by a higher proportion of female earners than the State average, and in three of these SLAs - Hawthorne, Balmoral, and Bulimba - the proportion of female Wage and salary earners equalled the proportion of male earners.

Balance of Queensland
Outside the Brisbane SD, the proportions of male Wage and salary earners were considerably higher than female earners. In the SLAs of Isaac (R) - Broadsound and Isaac (R) - Nebo, males accounted for over 60% of Wage and salary earners.

PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX,

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Queensland, 2007-08

Male
Female
Top 5 SLAs(a)
%
%

Brisbane SD
Hamilton
50.8
49.2
Ascot
50.8
49.2
Hawthorne
50.0
50.0
Balmoral
50.0
50.0
Bulimba
50.0
50.0
Brisbane SD
51.4
48.6
Balance Qld
Isaac (R) - Broadsound
60.2
39.8
Isaac (R) - Belyando
58.3
41.7
Central Highlands (R) - Peak Downs
59.1
40.9
Central Highlands (R) - Duaringa
59.3
40.7
Isaac (R) - Nebo
60.3
39.7
Bal Qld
51.9
48.1
QLD
51.7
48.3

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


WAGE AND SALARY BY AGE

Brisbane Statistical Division
Both Hamilton and Ascot had slightly larger proportions of Wage and salary earners aged 65 years and over (3.8% and 3.7% respectively, compared to the State average of 2%).

Balance of Queensland
The top ranked SLAs outside of Brisbane SD have a relatively younger Wage and salary earner population compared to the State average. For example, 72.3% of Wage and salary earners in Isaac (R) - Nebo were aged between 15-44 years, compared to the State average of 66.3%.

PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE,

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Queensland, 2007-08

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

Brisbane SD
Hamilton
21.1
24.8
19.5
18.1
12.8
3.8
Ascot
21.1
24.8
19.5
18.1
12.8
3.7
Hawthorne
17.6
28.3
25.9
18.6
8.5
1.2
Balmoral
17.6
28.3
25.8
18.6
8.5
1.2
Bulimba
17.6
28.3
25.9
18.6
8.5
1.2
Brisbane SD
21.2
24.2
22.3
19.1
11.3
1.8
Balance Qld
Isaac (R) - Broadsound
17.0
24.8
25.8
20.7
10.6
1.0
Isaac (R) - Belyando
20.5
26.3
24.9
18.4
8.9
1.0
Central Highlands (R) - Peak Downs
18.7
25.3
25.3
20.1
9.1
1.5
Central Highlands (R) - Duaringa
19.3
25.7
23.5
20.6
9.8
1.1
Isaac (R) - Nebo
16.9
27.9
27.4
17.9
8.7
1.2
Bal Qld
20.9
21.6
22.4
21.0
12.0
2.1
QLD
21.0
22.9
22.4
20.1
11.7
2.0

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