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Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/11/2006 CLASSIFICATIONS CODE: 0   
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ECONOMY CHARACTERISTICS

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

ESTIMATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT - September quarter
Unemploymentno.
na
na
651,100
619,551
579,056
Unemployment rate%
na
na
6.6
6.2
5.7
LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE - year ended 30 June
Total revenue$'000
na
na
na
na
na
Total expenses$'000
na
na
na
na
na
GFS net operating balance$'000
na
na
na
na
na
Total assets$'000
na
na
na
na
na
Total liabilities$'000
na
na
na
na
na
GFS net worth$'000
na
na
na
na
na
Net debt$'000
na
na
na
na
na
SELECTED INCOME SUPPORT CUSTOMERS - at June
Age pensionno.
na
na
1,767,447
1,808,930
na
Disability support pensionno.
na
na
650,765
665,329
na
Newstart allowanceno.
na
na
591,293
554,875
na
Parenting payment - singleno.
na
na
436,604
444,801
na
Youth allowanceno.
na
na
410,259
398,912
na
Other pensions and allowancesno.
na
na
646,898
641,390
na
Total selected income support customersno.
na
na
4,503,267
4,514,201
na
Percentage of long-term newstart allowance customers%
na
na
58.8
60.6
na
AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL TAXABLE INCOME
Average individual annual taxable income$
36,352
38,539
39,255
40,829
na
WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS - year ended 30 June
Wage and salary earnersno.
7,434,433
7,471,985
7,472,419
7,640,539
na
Wage and salary income$m
247,874.3
259,611.8
267,378.9
283,798.5
na
Total income$m
257,840.2
274,048.5
281,927.6
298,486.9
na
Average wage and salary income$
33,341
34,745
35,782
37,144
na
Average total income$
34,682
36,677
37,729
39,066
na
SOURCE OF PERSONAL INCOME - year ended 30 June
Wage and salary%
71.6
71.1
na
na
na
Own unincorporated business%
7.0
6.6
na
na
na
Investment%
7.3
8.3
na
na
na
Superannuation and annuity%
2.3
2.3
na
na
na
Government cash benefit%
11.0
11.0
na
na
na
Other income%
0.8
0.8
na
na
na
Total personal income from all sources$m
357,637.0
384,842.0
na
na
na


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