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VICTORIA


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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 Melbourne Statistical Division (SD) and Victoria - Balance with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in 2007-08.

The SLAs with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in Melbourne SD were located in areas around Port Philip Bay (incorporating the suburbs of Brighton, Port Melbourne and Albert Park) and the eastern suburbs of Prahran, Kew and Malvern.

Outside the Melbourne SD, the SLA with the highest average Wage and salary income was the Macedon Ranges (S) – Balance with $47,064. This region offers a semi-rural lifestyle close to Melbourne, with many residents commuting to the city for work.

The SLA of Newtown is an inner residential suburb of Geelong, which is the largest provincial centre in Victoria and a manufacturing, transportation and service hub.

The SLAs of Latrobe (C) - Traralgon and Latrobe (C ) - Balance are located in the State's Latrobe Valley, home of most of Victoria's power generation facilities and a paper mill.

TOP AVERAGE WAGES AND SALARIES, VICTORIA

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

Melbourne SD
Bayside (C) - Brighton
58 526
62 022
63 948
66 283
67 529
3.6
Port Phillip (C) - West
55 578
58 945
61 327
63 445
66 850
4.7
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
53 089
55 468
56 955
60 141
61 030
3.5
Boroondara (C) - Kew
50 911
54 800
56 938
59 474
60 599
4.5
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
52 791
55 056
56 917
59 188
60 592
3.5
Melbourne SD
38 762
40 368
41 840
43 302
44 837
3.7
Balance Vic
Macedon Ranges (S) - Bal
40 402
42 459
43 773
45 386
47 064
3.9
Latrobe (C) - Traralgon
37 825
39 157
41 181
43 026
45 905
5.0
Newtown
39 071
40 661
42 254
43 538
44 010
3.0
Latrobe (C) Bal
36 785
37 887
39 719
41 594
43 611
4.3
Greater Geelong (C) - Pt C
37 451
38 894
40 106
41 666
43 129
3.6
Bal VIc (b)
31 412
32 720
34 041
35 188
36 478
3.8
VIC
36 882
38 421
39 861
41 260
42 782
3.8

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



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION

Melbourne Statistical Division
Compared to the State as a whole, a higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in the top five SLAs were working as Professionals. 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. This group accounted for 34% of Wage and salary earners in Booroondara (C) - Kew, and around 30% in the other four SLAs, compared to 20% for the State in general.

Managers and Administrators also made up a substantial proportion of Wage and salary earners in these SLAs (between 15% and 21%), compared to the Victorian total of 10%.

Balance Victoria
A higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in the SLAs of Newtown and Macedon Ranges (S) - Balance were employed as Professionals, or Managers and Administrators, than other SLAs in the top five, and for the State as a whole. Wage and salary earners in Latrobe (C) - Traralgon and Latrobe (C) Balance were more likely to work as Tradespersons and Related Workers; over 15% of earners in each SLA were employed in this group, compared to around 9% for Victoria.

PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION,

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 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)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Melbourne SD
Bayside (C) - Brighton
20.5
29.1
7.4
3.2
3.6
15.8
1.2
7.2
2.3
9.7
Port Phillip (C) - West
20.1
30.5
8.5
3.2
3.2
14.4
1.8
5.2
3.0
10.2
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
16.9
30.6
9.1
2.9
3.2
16.2
1.2
6.8
2.6
10.3
Boroondara (C) - Kew
15.4
34.0
7.6
3.0
2.9
15.2
1.3
7.7
3.0
9.9
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
16.3
30.4
8.0
3.0
3.3
16.3
1.4
8.2
3.1
10.0
Melbourne SD
10.6
21.0
7.2
8.4
2.7
17.5
5.8
9.3
8.5
8.9
Balance Vic
Macedon Ranges (S) - Bal
12.1
22.6
7.7
10.6
3.4
17.2
4.2
7.9
6.2
8.1
Latrobe (C) - Traralgon
7.1
16.1
7.1
15.0
1.6
15.9
9.6
11.3
9.3
6.9
Newtown
11.0
27.4
8.2
7.2
2.5
16.2
3.3
9.5
5.8
9.0
Latrobe (C) Bal
6.3
16.1
6.4
16.4
1.5
15.5
9.7
10.8
10.8
6.5
Greater Geelong (C) - Pt C
8.8
15.0
6.9
13.1
2.4
17.2
8.2
10.7
8.9
8.7
Bal VIc (b)
7.9
16.8
6.6
11.4
1.9
16.2
7.2
10.6
13.9
7.5
VIC
10.0
20.0
7.0
9.1
2.5
17.2
6.1
9.7
9.8
8.6

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




WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME

Melbourne Statistical Division
Just under 9% of Wage and salary earners in Victoria 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 five SLAs ranged from 16.7% in Stonnington (C) - Prahran to 23% in Port Phillip (C) - West. Over 15% of Wage and salary earners in Bayside (C) - Brighton and Port Phillip (C) - West earned over $104,000 in 2007-08 (compared to 4.5% of the Victorian total).

Balance Victoria
Among the top five SLAs outside the Melbourne SD, the proportion of Wage and salary earners reporting incomes of $83,200 or more was highest in Latrobe (C) - Traralgon and Macedon Ranges (S) - Balance.


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

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 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)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Melbourne SD
Bayside (C) - Brighton
20.7
9.4
11.0
9.8
9.0
10.9
7.5
5.8
15.8
Port Phillip (C) - West
14.6
7.0
9.7
10.7
10.8
14.3
10.0
7.7
15.3
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
17.3
8.0
10.7
12.2
12.2
13.9
8.8
5.7
11.0
Boroondara (C) - Kew
20.8
9.2
10.9
10.1
10.0
12.2
8.3
5.9
12.5
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
21.1
9.0
11.1
10.6
10.4
11.7
7.8
5.5
12.7
Melbourne SD
18.4
9.4
13.1
14.4
13.0
13.9
7.9
4.7
5.2
Balance Vic
Macedon Ranges (S) - Bal
19.6
9.6
12.5
12.5
10.7
13.0
9.0
5.8
7.2
Latrobe (C) - Traralgon
17.5
9.5
13.2
13.2
11.1
13.1
8.8
7.1
6.6
Newtown
21.8
9.9
13.4
13.5
11.0
12.8
7.1
4.6
5.9
Latrobe (C) Bal
19.1
9.8
13.8
13.5
11.2
11.9
8.2
6.2
6.4
Greater Geelong (C) - Pt C
18.7
9.5
13.4
13.6
11.5
14.8
8.5
6.0
4.2
Bal Vic (b)
21.9
11.0
15.2
16.1
12.5
12.1
6.0
3.0
2.2
VIC
19.3
9.8
13.6
14.8
12.9
13.4
7.4
4.3
4.5

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

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX

Melbourne Statistical Division
Across Victoria there were more male Wage and salary earners than female earners, with males accounting for almost 52% of the Wage and salary earner population. The top five SLAs in Melbourne SD were all characterised by a higher proportion of female earners than the State average, however in only one of these SLAs - Boroondara (C) - Kew - did the proportion of female Wage and salary earners exceed the proportion of male earners.

Balance Victoria

Outside of the Melbourne SD, four of the top five SLAs were consistent with the State, in that the proportion of male Wage and salary earners exceeded female earners. The exception was Newtown, where the proportion of female Wage and salary earners equalled that of male earners.


PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX,

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 2007-08
Male
Female
Top 5 SLAs(a)
%
%

Melbourne SD
Bayside (C) - Brighton
50.0
50.0
Port Phillip (C) - West
50.6
49.4
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
50.1
49.9
Boroondara (C) - Kew
49.4
50.6
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
50.1
49.9
Melbourne SD
51.8
48.2
Balance Vic
Macedon Ranges (S) - Bal
50.9
49.1
Latrobe (C) - Traralgon
53.3
46.7
Newtown
50.0
50.0
Latrobe (C) Bal
53.5
46.5
Greater Geelong (C) - Pt C
52.7
47.3
Bal Vic (b)
51.6
48.4
VIC
51.8
48.2

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


WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE

Melbourne Statistical Division
Bayside (C) - Brighton had a relatively older Wage and salary earner population (21.7% aged 55 years and older) compared to other SLAs in the top five and for Victoria as a whole (14.4%). On the other hand, Stonnington (C) - Prahran and Port Phillip (C) - West had a higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in the 25-34 year old age bracket (39.2% and 35.5% respectively), compared to 23.7% of all Wage and salary earners in Victoria.

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


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

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

Melbourne SD
Bayside (C) - Brighton
15.7
16.4
22.0
24.3
16.4
5.3
Port Phillip (C) - West
11.4
35.5
24.4
14.7
11.0
3.0
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
15.1
39.2
19.8
12.6
9.4
3.9
Boroondara (C) - Kew
17.2
23.7
20.8
20.7
13.2
4.4
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
17.8
24.7
21.6
19.2
12.7
3.9
Melbourne SD
18.1
25.3
23.1
19.8
11.5
2.2
Balance Vic
Macedon Ranges (S) - Bal
16.8
14.2
24.9
25.6
15.9
2.6
Latrobe (C) - Traralgon
19.4
21.3
22.7
22.7
12.0
1.9
Newtown
20.0
21.2
20.7
22.2
13.0
2.9
Latrobe (C) Bal
19.1
17.6
21.4
25.5
14.1
2.3
Greater Geelong (C) - Pt C
18.5
19.0
25.2
23.5
12.2
1.6
Bal Vic (b)
19.5
18.8
22.0
23.3
14.0
2.4
VIC
18.5
23.7
22.8
20.7
12.1
2.3

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