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5673.0.55.001 - Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia, 2003-04  
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CONTENTS


Link: Introduction - Including: Definition of Wage and Salary Earners, Key Points, Overview of States and TerritoriesIntroduction
This publication presents selected data on the characteristics of wage and salary earners in the Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) with the highest average income from wages and salaries in 2003-04 for each state and territory.

Link: Key PointsKey Points
Seven out of the top ten SLAs with the highest average incomes from wage and salaries across Australia, were located in metropolitan New South Wales. Of the remaining three, one was located in metropolitan Victoria and two were located in metropolitan Western Australia. In Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory, SLAs with a mining focus had the highest average wage and salary incomes.
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Link: New South Wales - Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income, 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 ANew South Wales
Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income
The SLA of Mosman (A) had the highest average wage and salary income in Australia. Mosman (A) also had the highest proportion of wage and salary earners employed as Managers and administrators in Australia.
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Link: Victoria - Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income, 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 A
Victoria
Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income
Bayside (C) - Brighton in Victoria was among the top ten ranked SLAs across Australia, in terms of average wage and salary income. A common characteristic of the five SLAs with the highest average incomes from wages and salaries in Victoria, was an above average proportion of female wage and salary earners.
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Link: Queensland - Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income, 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 A Queensland
Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income
Wage and salary earners in the SLAs of Broadsound (S), Belyando (S) and Peak Downs (S), had the highest average wage and salary incomes in Queensland. In these SLAs over 30% of wage and salary earners had an income from wages and salaries of $78,000 or more, compared with 5% for the state as a whole.
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Link: South Australia - Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income, 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 ASouth Australia
Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income
Wage and salary earners residing in Roxby Downs (M) had the highest average income from wages and salaries in South Australia. Roxby Downs (M) had a much higher proportion of male wage and salary earners than female wage and salary earners, with this likely to reflect the types of employment opportunities available in this region.
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Link: Western Australia - Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income, 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 Western Australia
Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income
Wage and salary earners residing in Peppermint Grove (S) and Cottesloe (T) were amongst the top ten SLAs across Australia, ranked ninth and tenth respectively. In these two SLAs the proportions of wage and salary earners working as Professionals was more than double the State average.
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Link: Tasmania - Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income, 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 Tasmania
Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income
Wage and salary earner residents in the metropolitan areas of Hobart (C) - Remainder and Hobart (C) - Inner, had the highest wage and salary incomes in Tasmania. Wage and salary earners in West Coast (M), a mining and tourist region located on the south west coast of Tasmania, had the third highest average wage and salary income.
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Link: Northern Territory - Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income, 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 byNorthern Territory
Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income
The three SLAs with the highest average wage and salary incomes in the Northern Territory had a focus on the mining industry. Each of these SLAs had above the Northern Territory average proportions of male wage and salary earners.
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Link: Australian Capital Territory - Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income, Wage and Salary Earners by Occupation, Wage and Salary Earners by Wage and Salary Income, Wage and Salary Earners by Sex, Wage and Salary Australian Capital Territory
Includes: Statistical Local Areas with Highest Average Wage and Salary Income
The ACT had the highest average wage and salary income in Australia. It was also the only state or territory in Australia where the proportion of male wage and salary earners was not greater than the proportion of female wage and salary earners.

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