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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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TASMANIA

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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 Greater Hobart Statistical Division (SD) and Tasmania - Balance with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in 2007-08.

The SLA of West Coast (M) had the highest average Wage and salary income in Tasmania in 2007-08 ($43,988). This SLA is outside the Greater Hobart SD, and incorporates the inland population centres of Queenstown, Zeehan and Tullah. The region is known for its tourism, mining and fishing industries. It also recorded one of the State's highest average annual growth rates in Wages and salaries between 2003-04 and 2007-08 (6.4%).

In the Greater Hobart SD, Hobart (C) - Inner had the highest average Wage and salary income in 2007-08 ($42,395).

TOP AVERAGE WAGES AND SALARIES, TASMANIA

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

Greater Hobart SD
Hobart (C) - Inner
36 546
37 711
39 474
41 300
42 395
3.8
Hobart (C) - Remanider
36 520
37 633
39 398
40 834
42 204
3.7
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
33 810
34 987
36 049
37 709
39 038
3.7
Clarence (C)
33 014
34 274
35 896
37 242
38 854
4.2
Sorell (M) - Pt A
30 131
30 806
32 089
34 172
35 580
4.2
Greater Hobart SD
33 021
34 118
35 660
37 065
38 563
4.0
Balance Tas
West Coast (M)
34 377
37 512
39 599
41 213
43 988
6.4
George Town (M) - Pt B
32 871
34 080
35 099
36 456
38 324
3.9
Burnie (C) - Pt A
31 478
32 582
33 988
35 748
38 230
5.0
Burnie (C) - Pt B
31 287
33 086
34 718
35 911
38 048
5.0
Launceston (C) - Inner
32 515
33 752
35 258
36 418
37 889
3.9
Bal Tas (b)
30 091
31 199
32 527
33 898
35 541
4.2
TAS
31 358
32 467
33 903
35 288
36 874
4.1

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


WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION

Greater Hobart Statistical Division
For two of the top five SLAs - Hobart (C) Inner and Hobart (C) Remainder, more than 30% of Wage and salary earners were employed as Professionals (compared to the State average of around 18%). 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.

Balance of Tasmania
With the exception of Launceston (C ) - Inner, other SLAs in the top five had a higher proportion of Labourers & Related Workers than the State average. Compared to the State, a higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in West Coast (M) were employed as Tradespersons and Related Workers, Intermediate Production and Transport Workers, and Labourers and Related Workers.

PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION,

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 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)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Greater Hobart SD
Hobart (C) - Inner
8.2
32.0
7.9
4.9
2.4
16.9
1.5
8.2
4.5
13.5
Hobart (C) - Remainder
8.7
30.7
7.8
4.9
1.8
17.2
1.9
8.2
5.3
13.6
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
7.9
24.2
8.2
8.5
2.0
18.5
3.5
9.1
6.4
11.7
Clarence (C)
8.2
17.9
8.5
9.9
2.0
19.7
4.5
10.7
7.6
10.9
Sorell (M) - Pt A
6.4
12.2
7.5
12.2
1.5
20.3
6.9
11.3
11.8
9.9
Greater Hobart SD
7.3
19.5
7.6
9.5
1.8
19.1
4.9
10.2
8.5
11.6
Balance Tas
West Coast (M)
5.1
9.1
7.1
13.9
0.7
15.4
16.8
8.8
18.0
5.1
George Town (M) - Pt B
8.3
16.8
4.7
12.1
1.2
15.4
9.1
6.5
17.2
8.7
Burnie (C) - Pt A
6.0
13.4
6.4
12.9
1.4
18.5
8.9
11.1
14.0
7.4
Burnie (C) - Pt B
5.5
10.4
5.4
14.5
1.6
15.1
12.3
9.4
18.5
7.2
Launceston (C) - Inner
9.1
19.7
4.5
12.1
0.0
18.9
9.1
11.4
6.1
9.1
Bal Tas (b)
7.2
17.2
7.1
10.2
1.6
18.3
6.3
10.2
11.4
10.4
TAS
7.2
17.7
7.2
10.0
1.7
18.5
6.0
10.2
10.8
10.7

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



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME

Greater Hobart Statistical Division
Just under 5% of Wage and salary earners in Tasmania 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 two SLAs (Hobart (C) - Inner and Hobart (C) - Remainder) was around 8%.

Balance of Tasmania
Compared to the State as a whole, a substantially higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in West Coast (M) earned more than $83,200 in 2007-08 (over 13%, compared to around 5% for Tasmania).


PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME RANGES,

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 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)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Greater Hobart SD
Hobart (C) - Inner
19.9
9.6
12.9
13.7
12.4
13.9
9.4
4.3
4.1
Hobart (C) - Remainder
22.3
9.8
12.3
13.1
11.9
13.4
8.9
4.0
4.3
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
20.6
9.8
14.1
15.0
13.1
13.2
7.9
3.5
2.7
Clarence (C)
18.7
10.0
14.4
16.4
13.8
13.5
7.7
3.3
2.2
Sorell (M) - Pt A
18.0
11.0
15.8
20.0
13.7
13.0
5.7
1.9
0.8
Greater Hobart SD
19.9
10.1
14.3
16.4
13.6
13.1
7.3
3.0
2.3
Balance Tas
West Coast (M)
20.1
10.5
12.3
11.7
8.9
12.3
10.7
9.1
4.4
George Town (M) - Pt B
21.0
9.5
14.8
15.8
11.7
12.3
8.4
4.3
2.3
Burnie (C) - Pt A
19.5
11.0
14.9
16.4
12.6
13.3
7.4
2.8
2.1
Burnie (C) - Pt B
19.7
12.4
14.7
14.0
11.3
13.9
7.8
3.4
2.8
Launceston (C) - Inner
20.3
9.8
15.0
17.3
12.8
12.8
8.3
0.0
3.8
Bal Tas (b)
21.9
10.9
15.3
17.3
12.7
11.6
6.1
2.5
1.7
TAS
21.0
10.5
14.9
16.9
13.1
12.2
6.6
2.7
2.0

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


WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX

Greater Hobart Statistical Division
Across Tasmania there were more male Wage and salary earners than female earners, with males accounting for around 51% of the Wage and salary earner population. However, in each of the top five SLAs in Greater Hobart SD, female Wage and salary earners outnumbered male earners.

Balance of Tasmania
With the exception of Launceston (C) - Inner, the SLAs outside of the Greater Hobart SD had considerably more males as Wage and salary earners.

PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX,

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 2007-08

Male
Female
Top 5 SLAs(a)
%
%

Greater Hobart SD
Hobart (C) - Inner
48.5
51.5
Hobart (C) - Remainder
49.1
50.9
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
48.7
51.3
Clarence (C)
49.2
50.8
Sorell (M) - Pt A
49.3
50.7
Greater Hobart SD
49.8
50.2
Balance Tas
West Coast (M)
56.6
43.4
George Town (M) - Pt B
55.1
44.9
Burnie (C) - Pt A
53.0
47.0
Burnie (C) - Pt B
55.5
44.5
Launceston (C) - Inner
51.5
48.5
Bal Tas (b)
52.3
47.7
TAS
51.2
48.8

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



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE

Greater Hobart Statistical Division
The SLAs of Hobart (C) - Inner and Hobart (C) - Remainder had slightly higher proportions of Wage and salary earners aged between 15 and 34 years (between 43% and 46%) compared to the State as a whole (39%).

Balance of Tasmania
The age distributions of Wage and salary earners in the top five SLAs outside Greater Hobart SD were generally consistent with that for the State in general.

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

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

Greater Hobart SD
Hobart (C) - Inner
20.1
25.9
20.3
19.9
11.8
1.9
Hobart (C) - Remainder
20.9
22.8
19.5
21.0
13.3
2.5
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
19.2
18.7
21.9
24.0
14.3
2.0
Clarence (C)
18.6
18.9
21.5
23.9
14.7
2.4
Sorell (M) - Pt A
17.6
19.4
23.5
24.8
13.2
1.5
Greater Hobart SD
19.6
20.7
21.6
22.6
13.4
2.1
Balance Tas
West Coast (M)
18.3
21.6
24.9
21.5
11.5
2.0
George Town (M) - Pt B
15.1
14.7
23.9
27.1
16.3
2.9
Burnie (C) - Pt A
20.8
19.9
22.9
22.3
12.1
2.0
Burnie (C) - Pt B
17.2
16.6
25.0
25.4
13.4
2.4
Launceston (C) - Inner
19.4
20.1
20.9
22.4
13.4
3.7
Bal Tas (b)
19.0
18.8
22.8
23.5
13.7
2.2
TAS
19.3
19.7
22.2
23.1
13.6
2.2

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