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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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WESTERN AUSTRALIA


TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, 2006-07

In 2006-07, the SLAs with the highest average Wage and salary incomes were located in Perth's central metropolitan areas adjoining or near the coast and/or Swan River (Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe, Nedlands, Subiaco, Claremont). Between 2003-04 and 2006-07, average annual growth rates exceeded 7% for the neighbouring SLAs of Peppermint Grove and Cottesloe.

Outside the Perth SD, the top five SLAs are all associated with Western Australia's mining and resource industries. Iron ore mining, salt production, oil, natural gas, pastoralism, fishing and tourism are key industries in the far northern SLAs of Ashburton, Roebourne, Port Hedland and East Pilbara, whilst Coolgardie (near Kalgoorlie in the state's east) is associated with gold and nickel mining, and its pastoral industries.

Top Average Wages and Salaries, Western Australia

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

Perth SD
Peppermint Grove (S)
53 389
57 327
63 514
66 263
7.5
Cottesloe (T)
53 117
57 052
63 083
65 692
7.3
Nedlands (C)
52 055
54 771
57 258
60 575
5.2
Subiaco (C)
49 813
53 261
56 063
59 699
6.2
Claremont (T)
51 334
53 447
56 844
58 911
4.7
Perth SD
36 523
38 712
41 095
43 785
6.2
Balance of Western Australia
Ashburton (S)
55 873
56 695
62 112
64 920
5.1
Roebourne (S)
52 582
53 713
58 352
63 418
6.4
East Pilbara (S)
51 221
55 716
58 422
61 555
6.3
Port Hedland (T)
49 231
52 646
54 475
59 967
6.8
Coolgardie (S)
50 164
53 886
55 187
57 565
4.7
Balance of WA(b)
34 553
36 679
38 932
41 428
6.2

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