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5673.0.55.003 - Wage and Salary Earner Statistics for Small Areas, Time Series, 2003-04 to 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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Top Average Wage and Salary Income Regions, 2008-09
Average Wage and Salary Incomes in the Adelaide Statistical Division, 2008-09
Number of Wage and Salary Earners by Income Range, 2003-04 to 2008-09



TOP AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOME REGIONS, 2008-09

This section focuses on the five SLAs in Adelaide Statistical Division (SD) and South Australia - Balance with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in 2008-09.

TOP AVERAGE WAGES AND SALARIES, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 2008-09

Average Annual Wage and Salary Income
Average Annual Growth Rate
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
Top 5 SLAs (a)
$
$
$
$
$
$
%

Adelaide SDUnley (C) - East
42,725
44,661
46,673
48,268
50,115
54,066
4.8
Burnside (C) - South-West
42,387
45,095
46,366
47,704
49,732
53,956
4.9
Mitcham (C) - North-East
40,953
43,874
45,642
47,927
49,375
52,698
5.2
Walkerville (M)
43,588
44,389
45,868
46,457
49,321
52,136
3.6
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - West
41,224
43,289
45,192
46,363
47,777
51,836
4.7
Adelaide SD
34,728
36,229
37,521
38,936
40,546
43,056
4.4
Balance of SARoxby Downs (M)
52,284
54,539
57,166
61,633
68,028
76,204
7.8
Unincorp. Flinders Ranges
39,191
41,352
41,760
45,073
46,998
49,658
4.8
Unincorp. Far North
36,592
37,588
39,116
43,043
46,842
48,995
6.0
Whyalla (C)
37,160
38,843
40,585
43,338
45,825
48,528
5.5
Port Augusta (C)
34,059
34,906
36,421
38,978
40,708
43,234
4.9
Balance of SA (b)
30,357
31,586
32,894
34,534
36,302
38,418
4.8
South Australia
33,623
35,061
36,357
37,830
39,492
41,896
4.5

(a) Top 5 SLAs exclude regions with less than 100 Wage and salary earners
(b) Excludes SLA 'SA Unknown'


In each of the six years 2003-04 to 2008-09, Roxby Downs (M) - a mining area located in the Far North of South Australia - has recorded the highest average Wage and salary income in South Australia. This area services the Olympic Dam mine which produces copper, uranium, gold and silver. The vast geographic area that spans the north of the State (encompassing the Flinders Ranges and Far North Regions), and the major regional centres of Whyalla (C) and Port Augusta (C), make up the top five SLAs outside the Adelaide SD.

Within the Adelaide SD, SLAs with high average Wages and salaries include the inner metropolitan areas of Unley (C) - East and Mitcham (C) - North East in the south; Burnside (C) - South West and Norwood Payneham St Peters (C) - West in the city's east, and Walkerville (M) in the inner north.



AVERAGE WAGE AND SALARY INCOMES IN THE ADELAIDE STATISTICAL DIVISION, 2008-09

The following map shows geographical variations in average Wage and salary incomes within the Adelaide Statistical Division in 2008-09.


AVERAGE INCOME FROM WAGES AND SALARIES - By Statistical Local Area, Adelaide Statistical Division, 2008-09

Map showing average Wage and salary incomes by SLA in the Adelaide Statistical Division in 2008-09





NUMBER OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY INCOME RANGE, 2003-04 TO 2008-09

The following animated graph shows the number of Wage and salary earners (male and female) by income range in each financial year, 2003-04 to 2008-09 (click on the play button to move through the years) . To find data for other states or territories, or for Australia, use the 'Switch Dataset' box to make your selection.

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Graph Image for Wage and salary earners - SA



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