National Regional Profile: Western Australia   
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 ECONOMY


2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

ESTIMATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT - June quarter
Unemployed personsno.
65 500
61 200
59 016
50 370
44 796
Unemployment rate%
6.6
6.0
5.7
4.7
4.1
TAXATION STATISTICS - year ended 30 June
Non-taxable individualsno.
201 874
207 351
215 323
212 175
-
Taxable individualsno.
830 396
859 305
888 349
924 655
-
Taxable income$m
33 087.5
35 804.4
39 328.4
43 585.4
-
Average taxable income$
39 846
41 667
44 271
47 137
-
Net tax$m
7 623.5
8 501.0
9 458.0
10 686.4
-
Average net tax$
9 181
9 893
10 647
11 557
-
Average net tax ratio%
23.0
23.7
24.0
24.5
-
WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS * - year ended 30 June
Wage and salary earnersno.
728 140
745 734
771 395
802 949
-
Wage and salary income $m
25 330.3
27 134.4
29 532.4
32 519.0
-
Total income $m
26 649.8
28 465.7
31 048.8
34 282.0
-
Average wage and salary income$
34 788
36 386
38 284
40 499
-
Average total income$
36 600
38 171
40 251
42 695
-
WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX * - year ended 30 June
Males%
53.5
53.5
53.4
53.4
-
Females%
46.5
46.5
46.6
46.6
-
WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE * - year ended 30 June
Aged 15 years to 24 years%
19.7
19.7
20.0
20.5
-
Aged 25 years to 34 years%
24.3
24.0
23.5
23.1
-
Aged 35 years to 44 years%
24.1
23.8
23.5
23.0
-
Aged 45 years to 54 years%
21.6
21.7
21.6
21.4
-
Aged 55 years and over%
10.2
10.8
11.4
12.0
-
WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION * - year ended 30 June
Managers and Administrators%
-
7.9
7.9
7.8
-
Professionals%
-
18.1
18.1
18.1
-
Associate Professionals%
-
7.3
7.5
7.5
-
Tradespersons and Related Workers%
-
11.1
11.1
11.1
-
Advanced Clerical and Service Workers%
-
2.8
2.6
2.5
-
Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers%
-
17.0
17.1
17.1
-
Intermediate Production and Transport Workers%
-
7.3
7.5
7.6
-
Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers%
-
9.3
9.4
9.4
-
Labourers and Related Workers%
-
9.1
9.3
9.5
-
Not Stated%
-
9.9
9.5
9.4
-
PERSONS WITH OWN UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS * - year ended 30 June
Persons with own unincorporated businessno.
109 668
108 889
103 909
-
-
Own unincorporated business income$m
3 521.6
3 827.8
3 841.2
-
-
Total income$m
3 796.5
4 102.7
4 197.5
-
-
Average own unincorporated business income$
32 112
35 154
36 967
-
-
Average total income$
34 618
37 678
40 396
-
-
COUNTS OF BUSINESS ENTRIES AND EXITS
Number of Businesses - at 30 June
Non-employing businessesno.
-
125 823
121 386
116 052
117 861
Employing businesses: 1 to 4 employeesno.
-
33 063
37 233
43 062
45 573
Employing businesses: 5 or more employeesno.
-
26 766
29 604
32 046
32 046
Total businessesno.
-
185 652
188 223
191 160
195 480
Business Entries - year ended 30 June
Non-employing businessesno.
-
-
23 178
21 861
22 962
Employing businessesno.
-
-
8 190
9 732
10 095
Total business entriesno.
-
-
31 368
31 593
33 057
Business Exits - year ended 30 June
Non-employing businessesno.
-
-
27 522
27 279
20 931
Employing businessesno.
-
-
1 284
1 755
7 578
Total business exitsno.
-
-
28 806
29 034
28 509
* These data relate to persons for whom this source of income was their principal source of income for the relevant financial year