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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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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Top Average Wage and Salary Income Regions, 2008-09
Average Wage and Salary Incomes in the Perth 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 Perth Statistical Division (SD) and Western Australia - Balance with the highest average Wage and salary incomes in 2008-09.

TOP AVERAGE WAGES AND SALARIES, WESTERN 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)
$
$
$
$
$
$
%

Perth SDPeppermint Grove (S)
53,389
57,327
63,514
66,263
72,637
75,772
7.3
Cottesloe (T)
53,117
57,052
63,083
65,692
71,793
75,347
7.2
Nedlands (C)
52,055
54,771
57,258
60,575
62,759
69,632
6.0
Subiaco (C)
49,813
53,261
56,063
59,699
63,651
68,931
6.7
Claremont (T)
51,334
53,447
56,844
58,911
61,055
68,421
5.9
Perth SD
36,523
38,712
41,095
43,785
46,804
51,125
7.0
Balance of WARoebourne (S)
52,582
53,713
58,352
63,418
70,180
77,692
8.1
Ashburton (S)
55,873
56,695
62,112
64,920
69,352
76,172
6.4
East Pilbara (S)
51,221
55,716
58,422
61,555
66,469
73,524
7.5
Port Hedland (T)
49,231
52,646
54,475
59,967
63,661
69,946
7.3
Leonora (S)
49,458
50,746
53,179
55,875
61,171
67,413
6.4
Balance of WA (b)
34,553
36,679
38,932
41,428
44,266
48,238
6.9
Western Australia
36,048
38,219
40,575
43,226
46,199
50,438
6.9

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


The SLAs with the highest average Wage and salary incomes are now located in the state's far north - Roebourne (S) and Ashburton (S). These areas, together with the SLAs of East Pilbara (S) and Port Hedland (T) are associated with iron ore mining, salt production, oil, natural gas, pastoralism, fishing and tourism.

Within the Perth Statistical Division, the central metropolitan areas adjoining or near the coast and/or Swan River (Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe, Nedlands, Subiaco and Claremont) recorded the highest average Wage and salary incomes.


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

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

AVERAGE INCOME FROM WAGES AND SALARIES - By Statistical Local Area, Perth Statistical Division, 2008-09
Map showing average Wage and salary incomes  by SLA in the Perth 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 - WA




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