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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 Age
Total Income of Wage and Salary Earners



STATISTICAL LOCAL AREAS WITH HIGHEST AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME


In Victoria, wage and salary earners residing in the inner metropolitan Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) of Bayside (C) - Brighton, Port Phillip (C) - West, Stonnington (C) - Prahran, Boroondara (C) - Kew and Stonnington (C) - Malvern had the highest average incomes from wages and salaries in 2003-04. These average wage and salary incomes ranged from $62,715 in Bayside (C) - Brighton to $54,888 in Stonnington (C) - Malvern.

Australia wide, Bayside (C) - Brighton had the sixth highest average wage and salary income, following the New South Wales SLAs of Mosman (A), Woollahra (A), Hunter's Hill (A), Ku-ring-gai (A) and North Sydney (A). Bayside (C) - Brighton was the only Victorian SLA in the top ten ranked SLAs across Australia. The ranking for the next four Victorian SLAs ranged from 16th for Port Phillip (C) - West to 32nd for Stonnington (C) - Malvern.

MAP 2.1: STATISTICAL LOCAL AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 2003-04

Victoria - Statistical Local Areas with the highest average wage and salary income.
Source: ATO Income Tax Data.

This article focuses on the five SLAs in Victoria with the highest average wage and salary incomes in 2003-04. To view images of these SLAs via Google Maps Australia please click on the following links: Bayside (C) - Brighton, Port Phillip (C) - West, Stonnington (C) - Prahran, Boroondara (C) - Kew and Stonnington (C) - Malvern.


TABLE 2.1: STATISTICAL LOCAL AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 2003-04


Wage and salary earners
Wage and salary income
Average wage
and salary income
SLA Name
No.
$
$

Bayside (C) - Brighton
14,349
899,903,017
62,715
Port Phillip (C) - West
15,710
912,001,958
58,052
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
19,458
1,088,547,185
55,943
Boroondara (C) - Kew
11,447
630,222,258
55,056
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
19,838
1,088,872,093
54,888
Victoria
1,968,244
76,278,074,821
38,754


Source: ATO Income Tax Data




WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION


In 2003-04, wage and salary earners in the five Victorian SLAs with the highest average wage and salary incomes were most likely to be working as Managers and administrators, Professionals or Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers. Employment in these occupations accounted for around 65% of the wage and salary earners in these SLAs compared to 46% on average across Victoria.

TABLE 2.2: PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 2003-04


Manag-
ers and
admini-
strators
Profess-
ionals
Associ-
ate prof-
ession-
als
Trades-
persons
and related
workers
Advanc-
ed clerical
and service
workers
Interme-
diate clerical,

sales and service
workers
Interme-
diate product-
ion and transport
workers
Element-
ary clerical, sales and service
workers
Labour-
ers and
related
workers
Not stated
SLA Name
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Bayside (C) - Brighton
21.6
28.9
7.4
3.5
4.0
14.9
1.4
7.1
2.2
9.1
Port Phillip (C) - West
20.1
29.7
7.9
3.6
3.8
14.5
2.0
4.8
3.5
10.2
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
17.4
30.2
8.2
3.2
3.6
16.2
1.4
6.5
2.6
10.8
Boroondara (C) - Kew
16.1
34.6
7.4
3.3
3.2
14.6
1.4
7.4
2.5
9.4
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
16.7
31.0
7.3
3.7
3.9
14.9
1.7
7.9
3.2
9.6
Victoria
10.1
19.3
6.4
10.1
2.9
16.6
6.6
9.5
9.8
8.8

Source: ATO Income Tax Data.



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME


The largest difference in the income range distribution between wage and salary earners in these SLAs and the average Victorian wage and salary earners was in the $78,000 or more income range, with between 16% and 21% of employees in these SLAs in this range. This compares to 7% of wage and salary earners in this income range across Victoria.

For the high ranking SLAs in Victoria, the proportion of wage and salary earners in each of the five income ranges from $1 through to $52,000 was generally below the state average. The most notable of these was the $20,800 to $31,200 income range with around 13% of wage and salary earner residents of the high ranking SLAs compared with 17% across Victoria.


TABLE 2.3: PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME RANGES,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 2003-04


$1 to
less than
$10,400
$10,400 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
$78,000
$78,000 or more
SLA Name
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Bayside (C) - Brighton
10.9
12.5
12.7
13.1
11.9
18.0
20.9
Port Phillip (C) - West
8.8
10.2
12.0
14.7
13.9
20.4
19.9
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
10.1
12.3
13.2
16.3
14.3
18.1
15.6
Boroondara (C) - Kew
11.4
12.6
13.1
13.8
12.9
19.2
17.0
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
12.0
12.6
13.2
14.3
12.9
18.1
17.0
Victoria
12.3
15.1
17.4
18.2
14.2
16.3
6.6

Source: ATO Income Tax Data.



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX


While across Victoria there were more male wage and salary earners than female wage and salary earners, a common characteristic of the SLAs with the highest average incomes from wages and salaries in Victoria was an above average proportion of female wage and salary earners. Of these SLAs, Stonnington (C) - Prahran and Boroondara (C) - Kew had the highest proportions of female wage and salary earners, both with females accounting for 50% of wage and salary earners.

GRAPH 2.1: PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 2003-04

Graph 2.1: showing the proportion of wage and salary earners by sex for Victoria
Source: ATO Income Tax Data.



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE


In 2003-04, Bayside (C) - Brighton had a relatively older wage and salary earner population with a higher than average proportion of wage and salary earners aged 35 years and older (66% compared to 56% across Victoria), and a lower than average proportion of wage and salary earners aged 34 years and younger (34% compared to 44%).

In contrast, Port Phillip (C) - West and Stonnington (C) - Prahran, had relatively younger wage and salary earner populations with more than half of the wage and salary earners aged 34 years and younger. In these SLAs the greatest proportion of the wage and salary earner population was in the 25 to 34 years age group.

TABLE 2.4: PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 2003-04


15-24
years
25-34
years
35-44
years
45-54
years
55 years
and over
SLA Name
%
%
%
%
%

Bayside (C) - Brighton
14.2
20.2
25.3
23.9
16.5
Port Phillip (C) - West
11.8
39.5
22.8
15.1
10.8
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
15.0
41.8
19.4
12.9
10.8
Boroondara (C) - Kew
17.2
25.3
22.6
20.9
14.0
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
16.1
28.0
23.1
20.0
12.8
Victoria
18.1
25.4
24.1
21.1
11.2

Source: ATO Income Tax Data.



TOTAL INCOME OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS


The total income of wage and salary earners relates to their wage and salary income in addition to any income or loss from sources such as investments, superannuation and annuities, own unincorporated businesses and government cash benefits.

In 2003-04, wage and salary earner residents of these high income SLAs tended to receive more income from sources other than wages and salaries than the average wage and salary earner in Victoria. Bayside (C) - Brighton had the largest difference between average total income and average wage and salary income at $6,486, followed by Stonnington (C) - Prahran ($6,420) and Boroondara (C) - Kew ($6,400). In Victoria, the difference between average total income and average wage and salary income was $2,111.


TABLE 2.5: AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME, AVERAGE TOTAL INCOME AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AVERAGE TOTAL INCOME AND AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Victoria, 2003-04


Average wage and
salary income
Average total
income
Average total income
less Average wage
and salary income
SLA Name
$
$
$

Bayside (C) - Brighton
62,715
69,201
6,486
Port Phillip (C) - West
58,052
61,888
3,836
Stonnington (C) - Prahran
55,943
62,363
6,420
Boroondara (C) - Kew
55,056
61,456
6,400
Stonnington (C) - Malvern
54,888
60,576
5,688
Victoria
38,754
40,865
2,111

Source: ATO Income Tax Data



To access wage and salary data for all SLAs in Australia click on the following link to Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia - Data Cubes, 2003-04 (cat. no. 5673.0.55.003).

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