Australian Bureau of Statistics
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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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
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
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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This page last updated 19 December 2012