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

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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


Wage and salary earner residents of the Statistical Local Area (SLA) of Hobart (C) - Remainder, which includes the suburbs of Glebe, Battery Point, Hobart North, Sandy Bay and Hobart South, had the highest average incomes from wages and salaries in Tasmania in 2003-04, at $39,382, closely followed by the SLA of Hobart (C) - Inner where wage and salary residents had an average wage and salary income of $39,353. These two SLAs were ranked 367th and 368th in the list of the highest average wage and salary incomes by SLA across Australia.

Following these metropolitan SLAs, wage and salary earners in West Coast (M), located on the south west coast of Tasmania and including the mining and tourist townships of Queenstown, Strahan and Zeehan, had the third highest average wage and salary income, followed by wage and salary earners resident in Kingborough (M) - Pt A and George Town (M) - Pt B.

MAP 6.1: STATISTICAL LOCAL AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 2003-04

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


This article focuses on the five SLAs with the highest average wage and salary incomes in Tasmania. To view images of these SLAs via Google Maps Australia please click on the following links: Hobart (C) - Remainder, Hobart (C) - Inner, West Coast (M), Kingborough (M) - Pt A and George Town (M) - Pt B.

TABLE 6.1: STATISTICAL LOCAL AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 2003-04


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

Hobart (C) - Remainder
19,263
758,621,723
39,382
Hobart (C) - Inner
214
8,421,534
39,353
West Coast (M)
1,895
70,282,986
37,089
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
11,254
407,837,521
36,239
George Town (M) - Pt B
402
14,341,058
35,674
Tasmania
175,280
5,932,767,632
33,847

Source: ATO Income Tax Data



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION


In the metropolitan SLAs of Hobart (C) - Remainder, Hobart (C) - Inner and Kingborough (M) - Pt A, the highest proportion of wage and salary earners worked as Professionals. In Hobart (C) - Remainder and Hobart (C) - Inner employment in this occupation accounted for over 30% of all wage and salary earners, whereas in Kingborough (M) - Pt A, this occupation accounted for 25% of wage and salary earners. Following Professionals, the next most common occupations were Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers, accounting for just under 20% of wage and salary earners in these SLAs.

In the non-metropolitan SLA of George Town (M) - Pt B, the main occupations of employment were Professionals and Labourers and related workers (17% of wage and salary earners) closely followed by Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers (15%).

Wage and salary earners in the mining and tourism region of West Coast (M) worked predominantly as Intermediate production and transport workers (19%), Labourers and related workers (17%), Tradespersons and related workers (15%) and Intermediate clerical sales and service workers (15%).

TABLE 6.2: PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 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
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Hobart (C) - Remainder
9.2
32.2
7.8
5.0
2.3
17.5
1.8
8.5
3.8
11.8
Hobart (C) - Inner
8.7
32.9
7.8
4.1
2.3
16.9
2.3
8.2
4.6
12.3
West Coast (M)
4.7
10.1
5.6
15.1
1.4
14.5
19.1
7.9
16.7
4.9
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
8.3
25.1
8.1
8.1
2.3
19.0
3.3
9.1
6.1
10.5
George Town (M) - Pt B
10.0
17.0
4.0
11.0
1.8
14.8
8.0
6.8
17.0
9.5
Tasmania
7.3
16.8
6.5
10.8
1.9
17.9
7.3
10.0
12.3
9.1

Source: ATO Income Tax Data.



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME


In 2003-04, of these high income SLAs, West Coast (M) had the highest proportion of wage and salary earners with an income from wages and salaries of $52,000 or more at 27%. Hobart (C) - Remainder had the next highest proportion of wage and salary earners in this income range at 25%, followed by wage and salary earners in Hobart (C) - Inner at 24%. Across Tasmania 17% of wage and salary earners had an income in this range.

TABLE 6.3: PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY WAGE AND SALARY INCOME RANGES,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 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
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Hobart (C) - Remainder
13.0
14.8
15.9
17.3
14.4
18.0
6.5
Hobart (C) - Inner
11.8
14.6
16.0
18.4
15.6
18.9
4.7
West Coast (M)
14.1
17.8
16.1
13.2
11.6
21.6
5.5
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
13.3
15.0
16.7
19.2
14.6
16.9
4.3
George Town (M) - Pt B
10.9
17.8
16.8
19.3
13.6
17.3
4.4
Tasmania
12.8
17.0
19.8
20.1
13.4
13.9
3.0

Source: ATO Income Tax Data.



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX


In 2003-04, Tasmania had a higher proportion of male wage and salary earners than female wage and salary earners. Of the SLAs with the highest average wage and salary incomes, West Coast (M) had the highest proportion of male wage and salary earners at 59%, followed by George Town (M) - Pt B (57%). This is likely to be influenced by the employment opportunities available in these SLAs in the typically male dominated occupations of Labourers and related workers and Intermediate production and transport workers.

In contrast, in the metropolitan SLAs of Hobart (C) - Remainder, Hobart (C) - Inner and Kingborough (M) - Pt A, there were more female than male wage and salary earners. Of these SLAs, Hobart (C) - Inner had the highest proportion of female wage and salary earners at 53%, followed by Hobart (C) - Remainder at 52% and Kingborough (M) - Pt A at 51%.

GRAPH 6.1: PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 2003-04

GRAPH 6.1: PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX

Source: ATO Income Tax Data.



WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE


Of these high income SLAs, Hobart (C) - Remainder and Hobart (C) - Inner had the highest proportion of wage and salary earners in the younger age groups of 15 to 24 years and 25 to 34 years, accounting for around 45% of the wage and salary earner population, compared to 40% state wide.

George Town (M) - Pt B had the highest proportion of wage and salary earners in the older age groups of 45 to 54 years and 55 years and over, accounting for over 40% of the wage and salary earner population in this region. In contrast, West Coast (M) had the lowest proportion of wage and salary earners in the older age groups of 45 to 54 years and 55 years and over at 32%, below the Tasmanian average of 35%.

TABLE 6.4: PROPORTION OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 2003-04


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

Hobart (C) - Remainder
20.0
24.0
21.7
23.0
11.3
Hobart (C) - Inner
18.7
26.6
22.9
22.0
9.8
West Coast (M)
18.7
22.2
26.7
21.3
11.1
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
18.0
20.9
24.2
25.6
11.3
George Town (M) - Pt B
15.2
16.7
24.9
29.9
13.4
Tasmania
18.8
21.6
24.7
23.4
11.5

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.

Similar to other states, in the metropolitan SLAs with the highest average wage and salary incomes, the difference between average total income and average wage and salary income was greater than the Tasmania average difference at $2,975 in Hobart (C) - Remainder, $2,332 in Hobart (C) - Inner and $2,079 in Kingborough (M) - Pt A. The Tasmanian average difference was $2,074 in 2003-04.

Of the non-metropolitan SLAs, wage and salary earners in George Town (M) - Pt B had the highest average difference between average total income and average wage and salary income at $1,659, followed by West Coast (M) with an average difference of $1,603.

TABLE 6.5: AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME, AVERAGE TOTAL INCOME AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AVERAGE TOTAL INCOME AND AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME,
Selected Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania, 2003-04


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

Hobart (C) - Remainder
39,382
42,357
2,975
Hobart (C) - Inner
39,353
41,685
2,332
West Coast (M)
37,089
38,692
1,603
Kingborough (M) - Pt A
36,239
38,318
2,079
George Town (M) - Pt B
35,674
37,333
1,659
Tasmania
33,847
35,921
2,074

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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