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5673.0.55.003 - Wage and Salary Earner Statistics for Small Areas, Time Series, 2003-04 to 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
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NEW SOUTH WALES

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Top Average Wage and Salary Income Regions, 2008-09
Average Wage and Salary Incomes in the Sydney Statistical Division, 2008-09
Number of Wage and Salary Earners by Income Range, 2003-04 to 2008-09



TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, 2008-09

This section focuses on the five SLAs in Sydney Statistical Division (SD) and New South Wales - Balance with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in 2008-09.

TOP AVERAGE WAGES AND SALARIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, 2008-09

Average Annual Wage and Salary Income
Average Annual Growth Rate
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
Top 5 SLAs (a)
$
$
$
$
$
$
%

Sydney SDMosman (A)
82,001
88,300
93,645
106,397
109,491
105,954
5.3
Woollahra (A)
66,611
72,418
75,520
85,225
85,462
84,217
4.8
Hunters Hill (A)
64,293
72,529
78,225
77,798
77,873
79,920
4.4
Ku-ring-gai (A)
61,943
65,452
67,516
71,371
73,484
78,066
4.7
North Sydney (A)
62,997
66,534
68,788
72,939
75,055
77,972
4.4
Sydney SD
42,811
44,799
46,425
48,428
50,136
52,325
4.1
Balance of NSWSingleton (A)
45,226
46,072
48,918
51,804
53,069
58,842
5.4
Muswellbrook (A)
42,085
43,780
46,174
48,042
49,555
54,309
5.2
Queanbeyan (C)
40,966
44,040
45,455
48,213
50,599
53,602
5.5
Cobar (A)
41,264
42,604
44,202
46,343
50,030
53,170
5.2
Palerang (A) - Pt A
40,711
43,105
45,353
47,337
49,498
52,790
5.3
Balance NSW (b)
33,360
34,774
36,307
37,717
39,114
41,600
4.5
New South Wales
39,648
41,433
43,032
44,850
46,513
48,793
4.2

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


The SLA of Mosman (A), on Sydney's northern shore, had the highest average Wage and salary income in New South Wales - and Australia - in 2008-09 ($105,954). It recorded a 5.3% average annual increase in average Wage and salary income between 2003-04 and 2008-09, although in 2008-09 average Wage and salary income in this SLA actually fell - by around 3% - compared to the previous financial year. Woollahra (in Sydney's east) also recorded a slight fall in average Wage and salary income in 2008-09, but remains the SLA with the city's second highest average Wage and salary income. Hunters Hill (on the lower north shore), Ku-ring-gai (in Sydney's north) and North Sydney round out the top five, recording average Wage and salary incomes greater than $77,000 in 2008-09.

Outside the Sydney Statistical Division, the SLA of Singleton (A) had the highest average Wages and salary income of $58,842 in 2008-09. Singleton, together with the SLA of Muswellbrook (A), are located in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. Both areas have strong industrial sectors based on coal mining and electricity generation.

The economy of Cobar (A) - in North Western SD - is built around its copper, zinc, lead, silver and gold mining industries.

Queanbeyan and Palerang (Pt A), whilst located in New South Wales, are both within commuting distance of the nation's capital, Canberra.



AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOMES IN THE SYDNEY STATISTICAL DIVISION, 2008-09

The following map shows geographical variations in average Wage and salary incomes within the Sydney Statistical Division in 2008-09.


AVERAGE INCOME FROM WAGES AND SALARIES - By Statistical Local Area, Sydney Statistical Division, 2008-09

Map showing Average Wage and salary income for Sydney Statistical Division in 2008-09






NUMBER OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY INCOME RANGE, 2003-04 TO 2008-09

The following animated graph shows the number of Wage and salary earners (male and female) by income range in each financial year, 2003-04 to 2008-09 (click on the play button to move through the years) . To find data for other states or territories, or for Australia, use the 'Switch Dataset' box to make your selection.

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Graph Image for Wage and salary earners - NSW



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