National Regional Profile: The Gap (Statistical Local Area)  
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ECONOMY CHARACTERISTICS

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

ESTIMATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT - September quarter
Unemploymentno.
na
na
416
324
294
Unemployment rate%
na
na
3.9
3.2
3.0
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$'000
na
na
na
na
na
SELECTED INCOME SUPPORT CUSTOMERS - at June
Age pensionno.
na
na
793
820
na
Disability support pensionno.
na
na
213
206
na
Newstart allowanceno.
na
na
252
223
na
Parenting payment - singleno.
na
na
201
203
na
Youth allowanceno.
na
na
278
292
na
Other pensions and allowancesno.
na
na
275
323
na
Total selected income support customersno.
na
na
2,012
2,068
na
Percentage of long-term newstart allowance customers%
na
na
47.9
49.0
na
AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL TAXABLE INCOME
Average individual annual taxable income$
41,261
43,581
44,254
46,260
na
WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS - year ended 30 June
Wage and salary earnersno.
7,891
7,851
7,463
7,592
na
Wage and salary income$m
292.2
303.7
300.1
316.0
na
Total income$m
305.3
323.2
317.9
336.9
na
Average wage and salary income$
37,028
38,678
40,210
41,617
na
Average total income$
38,685
41,173
42,601
44,374
na
SOURCE OF PERSONAL INCOME - year ended 30 June
Wage and salary%
77.8
76.9
na
na
na
Own unincorporated business%
6.6
6.8
na
na
na
Investment%
7.8
8.2
na
na
na
Superannuation and annuity%
2.7
2.9
na
na
na
Government cash benefit%
4.1
4.2
na
na
na
Other income%
1.1
1.1
na
na
na
Total personal income from all sources$m
390.0
418.0
na
na
na