National Regional Profile: Ararat (RC) (Local Government Area)  
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Economy ECONOMY


2004
2005
2006
2007
2008


ESTIMATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT - June quarter

Unemployed persons no.
337
406
419
437
348
Unemployment rate %
6.1
7.3
7.1
7.4
5.6

TAXATION STATISTICS - year ended 30 June

Non-taxable individuals no.
-
-
1 424
1 708
-
Taxable income (non-taxable individuals) $m
-
-
10.7
14.0
-
Average taxable income (non-taxable individuals) $
-
-
7 515
8 171
-

Taxable individuals no.
-
-
4 735
4 489
-
Taxable income (taxable individuals) $m
-
-
175.4
178.5
-
Average taxable income (taxable individuals) $
-
-
37 041
39 760
-

Taxable and non-taxable individuals no.
-
-
6 159
6 197
-
Taxable income (taxable and non-taxable individuals) $m
-
-
186.1
192.4
-
Average taxable income (taxable and non-taxable individuals) $
-
-
30 214
31 053
-

SELECTED GOVERNMENT PENSIONS & ALLOWANCES - at 30 June

Age Pension - Centrelink no.
1 370
1 409
1 412
1 445
1 475
Age Pension - DVA no.
np
np
np
np
4
Carers Payment no.
54
59
67
69
71
Disability Support Pension no.
563
564
563
578
584
Newstart Allowance no.
291
314
310
293
275
Parenting Payment - Single no.
258
271
244
218
192
Youth Allowances no.
214
223
204
203
186

Newstart Allowance - more than 365 days %
59.8
60.4
61.7
65.7
67.5

ESTIMATES OF PERSONAL INCOME - year ended 30 June

Average Wage and salary income $
28 237
29 799
31 105
31 915
-
Average Own unincorporated business income $
16 837
16 179
11 561
6 526
-
Average Investment Income $
4 741
5 116
5 873
6 209
-
Average Superannuation and annuity income $
15 875
16 848
17 870
19 360
-
Average other income (excl. Government pensions & allowances) $
1 184
1 464
1 259
1 657
-

Total income (excl. Government pensions & allowances) $m
174.5
185.6
184.4
185.7
-

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX - year ended 30 June

Males %
53.0
52.4
52.3
51.8
-
Females %
47.0
47.6
47.7
48.2
-

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE - year ended 30 June

Aged 15 years to 24 years %
18.0
18.2
17.7
18.0
-
Aged 25 years to 34 years %
20.0
19.3
18.5
18.1
-
Aged 35 years to 44 years %
23.3
23.2
23.3
22.6
-
Aged 45 years to 54 years %
23.6
23.1
22.8
23.0
-
Aged 55 years to 64 years %
12.8
13.9
15.0
15.3
-
Aged 65 years and over %
2.4
2.4
2.7
2.9
-

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION - year ended 30 June

Managers and Administrators %
6.5
6.5
6.7
6.2
-
Professionals %
14.6
15.7
16.0
15.7
-
Associate Professionals %
4.5
4.7
4.8
5.0
-
Tradespersons and Related Workers %
11.6
11.4
11.0
10.6
-
Advanced Clerical and Service Workers %
1.2
1.3
1.3
1.2
-
Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers %
16.0
16.2
17.0
16.6
-
Intermediate Production and Transport Workers %
4.6
4.7
4.4
4.6
-
Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers %
10.3
10.3
9.9
10.3
-
Labourers and Related Workers %
23.2
22.5
22.9
23.3
-
Not Stated %
7.5
6.8
6.1
6.6
-

ESTIMATES OF HOUSEHOLD WEALTH - year ended 30 June

Net worth per household $'000
414.5
-
-
-
-
Aggregate household net worth $m
1 896.8
-
-
-
-
Equivalised net worth $'000
279.4
-
-
-
-
Assets per household $'000
444.7
-
-
-
-
Liabilities per household $'000
30.2
-
-
-
-
Debt to asset ratio %
6.8
-
-
-
-

COUNTS OF BUSINESSES, INCLUDING ENTRIES AND EXITS

Number of Businesses - at 30 June

Non-employing businesses no.
567
558
567
567
-
Employing businesses: 1 to 4 employees no.
243
261
246
267
-
Employing businesses: 5 or more employees no.
231
252
252
258
-
Total businesses no.
1 041
1 071
1 065
1 092
-

Business Entries - year ended 30 June

Non-employing business entries no.
54
75
72
66
-
Employing business entries no.
42
33
51
51
-
Total business entries no.
96
108
123
117
-

Business Exits - year ended 30 June

Non-employing business exits no.
114
108
90
87
-
Employing business exits no.
15
21
66
51
-
Total business exits no.
129
129
156
138
-