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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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NORTHERN TERRITORY

On this page:
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 Darwin Statistical Division (SD) and Northern Territory - Balance with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in 2007-08.

The three SLAs with the highest average annual incomes in 2007-08 were all located in remote areas outside the Darwin SD. Alyangula, a harbour on Groote Eylandt, is where ore from the island's manganese mine is exported; Nhulunbuy, on Gove Peninsula, supports an alumina refinery and bauxite mining operation; whilst West Arnhem (S) - Jabiru is an area in which uranium mining is undertaken.

Within the Darwin SD, the top five SLAs recorded very similar average annual Wage and salary incomes in 2007-08.


TOP AVERAGE WAGES AND SALARIES, NORTHERN TERRITORY

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

Darwin SD
Parap
43 393
46 665
48 707
49 278
51 193
4.2
Narrows
43 403
46 746
48 698
49 201
51 140
4.2
Fannie Bay
43 407
46 692
48 658
49 206
51 098
4.2
Ludmilla
43 360
46 678
48 656
49 189
51 097
4.2
Bayview - Woolner
43 330
46 648
48 591
49 168
51 058
4.2
Darwin SD
39 437
42 222
43 723
45 014
47 298
4.6
Balance NT
Alyangula
56 179
60 620
62 472
62 115
64 600
3.6
Nhulunbuy
47 507
50 701
55 879
58 744
59 669
5.9
West Arnhem (S) - Jabiru
41 040
46 018
49 638
50 216
53 331
6.8
East Arnhem (S)
38 226
39 180
42 698
44 710
45 873
4.7
Alice Springs (T) - Ross
36 230
37 810
39 061
40 668
42 803
4.3
Bal NT (b)
34 466
35 983
37 618
39 278
41 251
4.6
NT
37 665
40 016
41 589
43 027
45 216
4.7


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


WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION

Darwin Statistical Division
Compared to the Northern Territory as a whole, a slightly higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in the top five SLAs were employed as Professionals, and Managers and Administrators.

Balance of Northern Territory
With the exception of Alice Springs (T) - Ross, other SLAs in the top five had a higher proportion of Labourers & Related Workers than the NT average. Compared to the Territory average, a higher proportion of Wage and salary earners in Alyangula and Nhulunbuy were employed as Tradespersons and Related Workers.

PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Northern Territory, 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)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Darwin SD
Parap
10.1
17.9
8.7
7.4
2.4
16.6
4.3
6.8
5.0
20.7
Narrows
9.8
17.8
8.5
8.0
1.8
16.5
3.9
7.0
4.9
21.7
Fannie Bay
10.1
18.0
8.6
7.5
1.9
16.5
4.2
6.9
5.0
21.3
Ludmilla
10.0
17.9
8.6
7.5
2.5
16.5
3.9
6.8
5.0
21.3
Bayview - Woolner
10.0
17.8
8.6
7.6
2.3
16.4
4.2
6.9
5.0
21.1
Darwin SD
7.9
16.4
8.8
10.1
1.8
17.9
6.3
9.0
7.7
14.1
Balance NT
Alyangula
5.5
18.7
9.7
14.2
1.3
15.0
12.9
3.9
13.7
5.0
Nhulunbuy
6.4
18.1
6.3
12.7
0.8
15.4
10.5
7.1
16.5
6.2
West Arnhem (S) - Jabiru
5.1
18.4
11.8
9.8
0.9
17.3
7.5
6.8
14.2
8.2
East Arnhem (S)
5.8
20.9
6.7
9.9
1.0
16.0
8.8
6.1
19.4
5.6
Alice Springs (T) - Ross
8.5
18.8
9.2
9.8
1.8
20.4
4.7
9.7
8.5
8.6
Bal NT (b)
7.6
18.5
8.4
9.1
1.4
18.0
5.8
7.8
14.8
8.7
NT
7.8
17.1
8.6
9.7
1.7
18.0
6.1
8.6
10.1
12.3

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

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME

Darwin Statistical Division
Just over 10% of Wage and salary earners in the Northern Territory reported Wage and salary incomes above $83,200 in 2007-08. The proportion of Wage and salary earners falling into this category in each of the top five SLAs was slightly higher (around 12%).

Balance of Northern Territory
Around one-third of Wage and salary earners in Alyangula earned over $83,200 in 2007-08; over 21% earned over $104,000.


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

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Northern Territory, 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)
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Darwin SD
Parap
12.6
6.4
10.5
13.2
14.4
19.1
11.3
6.3
6.1
Narrows
12.8
6.4
10.5
13.3
14.4
19.0
11.3
6.2
6.2
Fannie Bay
12.7
6.5
10.5
13.4
14.3
19.1
11.3
6.3
6.1
Ludmilla
12.7
6.4
10.6
13.3
14.4
19.1
11.3
6.1
6.1
Bayview - Woolner
12.7
6.4
10.5
13.4
14.4
19.1
11.3
6.2
6.0
Darwin SD
14.0
7.5
11.0
14.1
14.6
17.5
11.2
5.8
4.5
Balance NT
Alyangula
11.9
6.6
8.2
10.6
7.4
11.9
10.3
11.9
21.2
Nhulunbuy
17.8
6.8
8.9
9.7
9.1
9.5
9.5
11.7
17.0
West Arnhem (S) - Jabiru
16.7
6.5
8.2
10.5
10.6
14.5
13.0
11.4
8.6
East Arnhem (S)
28.3
8.9
10.2
9.4
7.6
9.3
7.6
7.9
10.8
Alice Springs (T) - Ross
16.4
8.4
13.3
15.8
14.1
14.3
9.6
4.9
3.2
Bal NT (b)
22.6
8.8
12.3
13.5
11.7
12.7
8.7
5.2
4.4
NT
16.9
7.9
11.4
13.9
13.6
15.9
10.3
5.6
4.5

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



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX

Darwin Statistical Division
Across the Northern Territory there were substantially more male Wage and salary earners than female earners, with males accounting for around 52% of the Wage and salary earner population. This pattern was consistent across the top five Wage and salary SLAs.

Balance of Northern Territory
With the exception of Alice Springs (T) - Ross, the top five SLAs outside of Darwin SD had considerably more males as Wage and salary earners.

PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX,

Selected Statistical Local Areas, Northern Territory, 2007-08

Male
Female
Top 5 SLAs(a)
%
%

Darwin SD
Parap
54.2
45.8
Narrows
54.1
45.9
Fannie Bay
54.4
45.6
Ludmilla
54.3
45.7
Bayview - Woolner
54.4
45.6
Darwin SD
52.8
47.2
Balance NT
Alyangula
57.8
42.2
Nhulunbuy
56.4
43.6
West Arnhem (S) - Jabiru
56.5
43.5
East Arnhem (S)
54.5
45.5
Alice Springs (T) - Ross
49.6
50.4
Bal NT (b)
51.7
48.3
NT
52.4
47.6

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


WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE

Darwin Statistical Division
The top five SLAs had a slightly higher proportion of Wage and salary earners aged between 15 and 34 years (around 50%) compared to the Northern Territory as a whole (45.6%).

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


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

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

Darwin SD
Parap
20.9
28.7
20.9
17.3
10.5
1.8
Narrows
21.2
28.8
20.7
16.8
9.9
2.6
Fannie Bay
21.1
28.9
20.8
17.1
10.3
1.8
Ludmilla
21.0
28.8
20.8
17.2
10.4
1.9
Bayview - Woolner
21.1
28.8
20.8
17.2
10.3
1.8
Darwin SD
19.8
25.8
23.2
19.3
10.4
1.5
Balance NT
Alyangula
12.2
27.9
25.0
24.5
9.1
1.3
Nhulunbuy
13.5
22.8
29.0
23.6
10.3
0.8
West Arnhem (S) - Jabiru
14.8
26.8
30.3
20.3
7.1
0.8
East Arnhem (S)
13.2
24.5
28.0
23.5
9.7
1.0
Alice Springs (T) - Ross
19.2
23.6
22.9
21.4
11.0
1.9
Bal NT (b)
17.0
24.5
24.6
21.4
10.7
1.8
NT
18.9
25.4
23.7
20.0
10.5
1.6

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