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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, 2010  
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PERSONAL INCOME FOR SMALL AREAS


AVERAGE INCOME, 2007-08
Wages

& salaries

Income from all sources (a)
$
$

Western Australia
46 199
47 488
Perth
46 804
48 588
Balance of WA
44 266
44 113
Australia
43 921
44 402

(a) excludes Government pensions and allowances
Source: Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, Time Series 2003-04 to 2007-08 (cat. no. 6524.0.55.002).

  • Of the states and territories, WA recorded the second highest average total income ($47,488) behind the Australian Capital Territory ($52,330). Contributing to WA's relatively high average total income were key mining regions outside the Perth metropolitan area, particularly the Pilbara. This resulted in the Balance of WA having a higher average income ($44,113) than non-capital city areas in other jurisdictions.
  • Average income from wages and salaries was also highest in the Australian Capital Territory, followed by New South Wales and WA.

AVERAGE INCOME, Top 10 SLAs, 2007-08
Statistical Local Area
Wages

& salaries

Income from all sources (a)
$
$

Peppermint Grove
72 637
100 075
Cottesloe
71 793
98 219
Roebourne
70 180
70 261
Ashburton
69 352
66 894
East Pilbara
66 469
65 354
Port Hedland
63 661
63 816
Subiaco
63 651
72 709
Nedlands
62 759
82 840
Coolgardie
62 080
60 227
Leonora
61 171
57 300

(a) excludes Government pensions and allowances
Source: Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, Time Series 2003-04 to 2007-08 (cat. no. 6524.0.55.002).

  • Within Perth, average income from wages and salaries was highest in the western coastal areas of Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe, Subiaco and Nedlands. Average wages and salaries in these areas ranged between $62,000 and $73,000 per year.
  • Outside Perth, the mining regions of the state had the highest average wages and salaries. These included Roebourne, Ashburton, East Pilbara, Port Hedland, Coolgardie and Leonora., averaging between $61,000 and $70,000 per year.

The following link takes you to the Downloads page for Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, Time Series, 2003-04 to 2007-08 (cat. no. 6524.0.55.002). The data cubes provides statistics on personal income for small areas including SLAs and LGAs.

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