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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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VICTORIA


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Top Average Wage and Salary Income Regions, 2008-09
Average Wage and Salary Incomes in the Melbourne 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 Melbourne Statistical Division (SD) and Victoria - Balance with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in 2008-09.

TOP AVERAGE WAGES AND SALARIES, VICTORIA, 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)
$
$
$
$
$
$
%

Melbourne SDBayside (C) - Brighton
58,526
62,022
63,948
66,283
67,529
71,028
3.9
Port Phillip (C) - West
55,578
58,945
61,327
63,445
66,850
70,030
4.7
Boroondara (C) - Kew
50,911
54,800
56,938
59,474
60,599
64,386
4.8
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
52,791
55,056
56,917
59,188
60,592
63,848
3.9
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
53,089
55,468
56,955
60,141
61,030
63,713
3.7
Melbourne SD
38,762
40,368
41,840
43,302
44,837
47,351
4.1
Balance of VicMacedon Ranges (S) Bal
40,402
42,459
43,773
45,386
47,064
50,610
4.6
Latrobe (C) - Traralgon
37,825
39,157
41,181
43,026
45,905
48,044
4.9
Newtown
39,071
40,661
42,254
43,538
44,010
46,740
3.6
Macedon Ranges (S) - Romsey
37,497
39,075
40,900
42,050
42,897
46,038
4.2
Greater Geelong (C) - Pt C
37,451
38,894
40,106
41,666
43,129
45,631
4.0
Balance of Vic (b)
31,412
32,720
34,041
35,188
36,478
38,830
4.3
Victoria
36,882
38,421
39,861
41,260
42,782
45,246
4.2

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


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 $50,610. This region offers a semi-rural lifestyle within commuting distance of Melbourne.

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



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

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

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

Map showing average Wage and salary incomes by SLA in the Melbourne 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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