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5673.0.55.003 - Wage and Salary Earner Statistics for Small Areas, Time Series, 2003-04 to 2006-07  
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA


TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, 2006-07

In each of the four years 2003-04 to 2006-07, Roxby Downs - a mining town located in the Far North of South Australia - has recorded the highest average Wage and salary income in South Australia. The town was purpose-built to service the Olympic Dam mine which produces copper, uranium, gold and silver. The vast geographic area that spans the north of the state (encompassing the Flinders Ranges and Far North regions), and the major regional centres of Whyalla and Port Augusta, make up the top five SLAs outside the Adelaide SD.

Within the Adelaide Statistical Division, SLAs with high average Wages and salaries include the inner southern areas of Unley and Mitcham, Burnside in the city's east, and Walkerville in the inner north.

Top Average Wages and Salaries, South Australia

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

Adelaide SD
Unley (C) - East
42 725
44 661
46 673
48 268
4.1
Mitcham (C) - North-East
40 953
43 874
45 642
47 927
5.4
Burnside (C) - South-West
42 387
45 095
46 366
47 704
4.0
Burnside (C) - North-East
41 935
43 920
45 053
46 733
3.7
Walkerville (M)
43 588
44 389
45 868
46 457
2.1
Adelaide SD
34 728
36 229
37 521
38 936
3.9
Balance of South Australia
Roxby Downs (M)
52 284
54 539
57 166
61 633
5.6
Unincorp. Flinders Ranges
39 191
41 352
41 760
45 073
4.8
Whyalla (C)
37 160
38 843
40 585
43 338
5.3
Unincorp. Far North
36 592
37 588
39 116
43 043
5.6
Port Augusta (C)
34 059
34 906
36 421
38 978
4.6
Balance of SA(b)
30 357
31 586
32 894
34 534
4.4

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