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RECENT AND FUTURE ABS RELEASES
For other states and territories not shown in the table above, the Local Government Areas with the highest average income from Own unincorporated business were: Queensland - Nebo ($66,172); South Australia - Walkerville ($97,601); Tasmania - Hobart ($52,146) and Northern Territory - Jabiru ($51,885). (There are no Local Government Areas in the Australian Capital Territory).
Other key findings from the 2005-06 data include:
ESTIMATES OF PERSONAL INCOME FOR SMALL AREAS
Released on 17 December 2008, Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, 2001-02 to 2005-06 (cat. no. 6524.0.55.002) contains estimates of the sources and amount of personal income people received for the years 2001-02 to 2005-06. The estimates have been compiled using aggregated individual income tax data from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Income is presented for the following sources - Wage & salary, Own unincorporated business, Investment, Superannuation and annuities, Other income (excluding government pensions and allowances) and Total income (excluding government pensions and allowances).
Data is provided for various levels of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), including Local Government Areas and Statistical Local Areas in each state and territory of Australia.
AUSTRALIAN STANDARD GEOGRAPHICAL CLASSIFICATION (ASGC)
The latest edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), July 2008 (cat. no. 1216.0) was released on 26 September 2008. This annual publication outlines the geographical classification system designed and maintained by the ABS which divides Australia into geographical areas for the purpose of collecting and disseminating statistics. Details of the statistical geography effective at 1 July 2008 are provided, including maps of Statistical Divisions, Statistical Subdivisions and Statistical Local Areas.
In 2011 the ABS will replace the ASGC with a new Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). For further information refer to the article 'ABS to Replace Statistical Geography in 2011' in the September edition of Local Government and ABS. This new geography will be standardised so that it remains stable over time, and hence it does not include Local Government Areas since they do change over time. Regardless, the ABS will continue to provide statistical output for Local Government Areas.
NATIONAL REGIONAL PROFILE
If you are looking for information about the social and economic make-up of your Local Government Area, then the updated National Regional Profile may be just what you need. The National Regional Profile (NRP) is a snapshot of data for small areas, currently containing data for the years 2002 to 2006. This release of the NRP contains new data and extra features to help you find the regions and data you need, including how to find more recent data. For further information about the new features in the NRP, see the article in the September issue of this newsletter. For examples of how to explore your region with the NRP, including creating graphs and tables, see our article in the December issue of 'What's New in Regional Statistics' (cat. no. 1386.0).
To find a snapshot of your Local Government Area, or another region, simply select the National Regional Profile link on the left hand side of the ABS website Home Page and look for further links to 'Select a Local Government Area'.
REGIONAL POPULATION GROWTH, AUSTRALIA
Scheduled for release on 23 April 2009, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 3218.0) will contain the latest available estimates of the resident populations of areas of Australia as at 30 June in each year from 2001 to 2008. The estimates will highlight regional population growth or decline throughout Australia and will be provided for Local Government Areas, Statistical Local Areas, Statistical Divisions, Statistical Subdivisions, Statistical Districts and states and territories of Australia, using boundaries as defined in the 2008 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
REGIONAL WAGE AND SALARY EARNER STATISTICS, AUSTRALIA
Scheduled for release on 16 April 2009, Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia - Data Cubes, 2005-06 (cat. no. 5673.0.55.003) will contain estimates of the number of persons aged 15 years and over whose main source of income in the 2005-06 financial year was from Wages and salaries. Data will be available in various cross-tabulations of the characteristics of Wage and salary earners including age, sex, occupation, Wage and salary income and total income. Data will be available at the Local Government Area level and other geographies (Statistical Local Areas, Statistical Subdivisions, Statistical Divisions, State/Territory and Australia).
ESTIMATES OF PERSONAL INCOME FOR SMALL AREAS, TIME SERIES
Scheduled for release on 25 May 2009, Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, Time Series, 2001-02 to 2005-06 (cat. no. 6524.0.55.003) will contain estimates of the sources and amount of personal income people received for the years 2001-02 to 2005-06. This release is related to the previously released Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, 2001-02 to 2005-06 (cat. no. 6524.0.55.002) but presents each financial year data on common boundaries, using the 2006 Australian Standard Geographical Classification. Data will be available for various levels of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), including Local Government Areas and Statistical Local Areas in each state and territory of Australia.
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