Search This List To Find The Average Income Where You Live

The amount you make will vary a lot depending on where you live. Here's what people typically make in 332 different suburbs, towns and cities in Australia.

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This data comes from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and covers earnings in 2010-2011. We've pulled out the total average income figure, which includes wages, business income and investment money. The Australia-wide average is $52,240.

Location Income 2010-2011 (all sources)
Goulburn - Yass $46,171
Queanbeyan $58,776
Snowy Mountains $43,217
South Coast $37,460
Gosford $47,570
Wyong $43,035
Bathurst $47,159
Lachlan Valley $43,196
Lithgow - Mudgee $47,718
Orange $49,109
Clarence Valley $35,046
Coffs Harbour $38,399
Bourke - Cobar - Coonamble $47,937
Broken Hill and Far West $46,014
Dubbo $43,911
Lower Hunter $52,654
Maitland $52,550
Port Stephens $44,744
Upper Hunter $54,425
Dapto - Port Kembla $47,326
Illawarra Catchment Reserve $49,589
Kiama - Shellharbour $48,066
Wollongong $52,158
Great Lakes $36,353
Kempsey - Nambucca $34,651
Lord Howe Island $42,491
Port Macquarie $39,504
Taree - Gloucester $37,068
Albury $46,111
Lower Murray $38,893
Upper Murray exc. Albury $39,493
Armidale $40,537
Inverell - Tenterfield $33,613
Moree - Narrabri $46,279
Tamworth - Gunnedah $42,685
Lake Macquarie - East $50,346
Lake Macquarie - West $47,046
Newcastle $52,798
Richmond Valley - Coastal $39,226
Richmond Valley - Hinterland $37,086
Tweed Valley $39,594
Griffith - Murrumbidgee (West) $41,554
Tumut - Tumbarumba $44,529
Wagga Wagga $46,503
Shoalhaven $40,193
Southern Highlands $49,472
Baulkham Hills $61,994
Dural - Wisemans Ferry $68,238
Hawkesbury $48,895
Rouse Hill - McGraths Hill $56,085
Blacktown $46,153
Blacktown - North $54,253
Mount Druitt $43,558
Botany $53,171
Marrickville - Sydenham - Petersham $57,041
Sydney Inner City $60,814
Eastern Suburbs - North $105,828
Eastern Suburbs - South $65,976
Bankstown $44,512
Canterbury $42,172
Hurstville $51,428
Kogarah - Rockdale $48,595
Canada Bay $68,127
Leichhardt $85,919
Strathfield - Burwood - Ashfield $53,010
Chatswood - Lane Cove $86,715
Hornsby $59,160
Ku-ring-gai $92,146
North Sydney - Mosman $109,925
Manly $87,681
Pittwater $70,748
Warringah $65,007
Camden $54,269
Campbelltown (NSW) $46,184
Wollondilly $51,055
Blue Mountains $49,908
Penrith $50,189
Richmond - Windsor $48,192
St Marys $46,464
Auburn $41,549
Carlingford $51,466
Merrylands - Guildford $42,819
Parramatta $48,780
Pennant Hills - Epping $63,913
Ryde - Hunters Hill $63,188
Bringelly - Green Valley $46,132
Fairfield $41,954
Liverpool $47,646
Cronulla - Miranda - Caringbah $62,056
Sutherland - Menai - Heathcote $56,774
Ballarat $44,461
Creswick - Daylesford - Ballan $42,630
Maryborough - Pyrenees $36,227
Bendigo $42,753
Heathcote - Castlemaine - Kyneton $43,675
Loddon - Elmore $36,089
Barwon - West $46,466
Geelong $47,664
Surf Coast - Bellarine Peninsula $48,080
Upper Goulburn Valley $40,642
Wangaratta - Benalla $39,287
Wodonga - Alpine $42,084
Baw Baw $43,773
Gippsland - East $38,412
Gippsland - South West $40,686
Latrobe Valley $49,030
Wellington $45,354
Brunswick - Coburg $50,625
Darebin - South $57,971
Essendon $61,604
Melbourne City $64,777
Port Phillip $76,051
Stonnington - West $100,011
Yarra $65,356
Boroondara $81,418
Manningham - West $53,106
Whitehorse - West $53,801
Bayside $83,879
Glen Eira $59,953
Kingston $52,739
Stonnington - East $87,608
Banyule $54,998
Darebin - North $44,285
Nillumbik - Kinglake $57,340
Whittlesea - Wallan $44,959
Keilor $51,589
Macedon Ranges $53,801
Moreland - North $45,082
Sunbury $49,139
Tullamarine - Broadmeadows $43,375
Knox $47,917
Manningham - East $65,638
Maroondah $48,375
Whitehorse - East $49,563
Yarra Ranges $46,234
Cardinia $46,755
Casey - North $48,023
Casey - South $44,953
Dandenong $39,456
Monash $48,992
Brimbank $42,781
Hobsons Bay $54,104
Maribyrnong $50,097
Melton - Bacchus Marsh $46,057
Wyndham $48,934
Frankston $44,707
Mornington Peninsula $48,589
Grampians $41,984
Mildura $39,025
Murray River - Swan Hill $37,904
Campaspe $38,060
Moira $36,990
Shepparton $40,113
Glenelg - Southern Grampians $43,555
Warrnambool - Otway Ranges $42,081
Capalaba $51,322
Cleveland - Stradbroke $51,169
Wynnum - Manly $53,801
Bald Hills - Everton Park $51,855
Chermside $52,230
Nundah $51,876
Sandgate $48,550
Carindale $59,237
Holland Park - Yeronga $57,227
Mt Gravatt $47,170
Nathan $50,131
Rocklea - Acacia Ridge $46,829
Sunnybank $43,558
Centenary $57,872
Kenmore - Brookfield - Moggill $72,831
Sherwood - Indooroopilly $67,730
The Gap - Enoggera $57,832
Brisbane Inner $63,601
Brisbane Inner - East $68,933
Brisbane Inner - North $70,984
Brisbane Inner - West $69,555
Cairns - North $47,273
Cairns - South $46,666
Innisfail - Cassowary Coast $39,034
Port Douglas - Daintree $37,837
Tablelands (East) - Kuranda $39,154
Darling Downs (West) - Maranoa $42,091
Darling Downs - East $39,573
Granite Belt $34,016
Central Highlands (Qld) $62,331
Gladstone - Biloela $57,442
Rockhampton $50,077
Broadbeach - Burleigh $45,532
Coolangatta $44,017
Gold Coast - North $45,616
Gold Coast Hinterland $43,202
Mudgeeraba - Tallebudgera $45,794
Nerang $43,197
Ormeau - Oxenford $48,824
Robina $43,796
Southport $41,723
Surfers Paradise $52,242
Forest Lake - Oxley $46,270
Ipswich Hinterland $41,052
Ipswich Inner $44,734
Springfield - Redbank $46,385
Beaudesert $42,280
Beenleigh $42,935
Browns Plains $43,458
Jimboomba $44,847
Loganlea - Carbrook $45,913
Springwood - Kingston $43,516
Bowen Basin - North $64,485
Mackay $59,706
Whitsunday $44,101
Bribie - Beachmere $39,312
Caboolture $40,529
Caboolture Hinterland $40,321
Narangba - Burpengary $43,862
Redcliffe $44,824
Hills District $54,908
North Lakes $49,060
Strathpine $47,427
Far North $44,435
Outback - North $57,359
Outback - South $44,014
Buderim $46,330
Caloundra $42,900
Maroochy $42,787
Nambour - Pomona $40,538
Noosa $42,449
Sunshine Coast Hinterland $39,851
Toowoomba $44,333
Charters Towers - Ayr - Ingham $44,621
Townsville $52,251
Bundaberg $39,866
Burnett $35,885
Gympie - Cooloola $36,140
Hervey Bay $38,309
Maryborough $38,480
Adelaide City $67,212
Adelaide Hills $52,312
Burnside $70,163
Campbelltown (SA) $47,100
Norwood - Payneham - St Peters $62,825
Prospect - Walkerville $61,646
Unley $68,101
Gawler - Two Wells $45,397
Playford $40,109
Port Adelaide - East $42,784
Salisbury $41,885
Tea Tree Gully $46,029
Holdfast Bay $55,034
Marion $45,548
Mitcham $56,076
Onkaparinga $42,820
Charles Sturt $47,370
Port Adelaide - West $45,307
West Torrens $46,547
Barossa $44,685
Lower North $44,055
Mid North $45,410
Yorke Peninsula $43,359
Eyre Peninsula and South West $51,382
Outback - North and East $53,300
Fleurieu - Kangaroo Island $37,217
Limestone Coast $43,052
Murray and Mallee $37,934
Augusta - Margaret River - Busselton $45,493
Bunbury $55,181
Manjimup $42,658
Mandurah $53,541
Cottesloe - Claremont $109,249
Perth City $73,166
Bayswater - Bassendean $53,511
Mundaring $55,143
Swan $53,238
Joondalup $58,723
Stirling $59,079
Wanneroo $52,382
Armadale $52,063
Belmont - Victoria Park $55,336
Canning $53,067
Gosnells $50,193
Kalamunda $55,804
Serpentine - Jarrahdale $56,497
South Perth $70,618
Cockburn $56,334
Fremantle $66,136
Kwinana $52,063
Melville $66,721
Rockingham $55,970
Esperance $50,325
Gascoyne $49,637
Goldfields $64,793
Kimberley $53,653
Mid West $53,169
Pilbara $81,607
Albany $41,794
Wheat Belt - North $46,831
Wheat Belt - South $42,369
Brighton $42,410
Hobart - North East $46,486
Hobart - North West $41,367
Hobart - South and West $46,559
Hobart Inner $54,603
Sorell - Dodges Ferry $41,249
Launceston $44,613
Meander Valley - West Tamar $39,362
North East $40,091
Central Highlands (Tas.) $38,842
Huon - Bruny Island $37,993
South East Coast $35,820
Burnie - Ulverstone $42,418
Devonport $40,723
West Coast $43,857
Darwin City $60,052
Darwin Suburbs $55,545
Litchfield $55,794
Palmerston $55,226
Alice Springs $50,313
Barkly $46,282
Daly - Tiwi - West Arnhem $52,666
East Arnhem $68,888
Katherine $45,633
Belconnen $56,020
Cotter - Namadgi $58,724
Fyshwick - Pialligo - Hume $57,816
Gungahlin $60,450
North Canberra $62,295
South Canberra $85,203
Tuggeranong $57,925
Weston Creek $61,480
Woden $66,967
Christmas Island $67,965
Cocos (Keeling) Islands $46,494
Jervis Bay $40,344

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Comments

    Lucky this list was in some sort of order so I didn't have to search the entire list...

      Is your f3 key broken?

        Listing the suburbs by state with headers would help - Mitcham is a suburb in both Victoria and South Australia for example.

        no, my suburb/town isn't there. not all of us live in sydney/melbourne/etc. the nearest one isn't far away but it could have been many options.

        also for eg. there is some distance from inverell - tenterfield

          yeah i think its broken down in local council areas for most places except for the capital cities

          exactly what I was going to say, after F3ing 4 suburbs without any luck I too had to scroll through the entire list.

    Note that this data is 2 financial years old, so if you're comparing to your current wage, you're doing it wrong. According to the ABS data (through the provided link), wage growth rate is at around 5% per year in most regions.

    Also note that this data appears to be compiled from tax returns, and so would probably include part-time, casual and other non-full time employment, as well as younger workers not on adult wages yet (and students who fit all the above criteria). These would have a downward pull upon the average wage (edit: if you intend to use this average to compare to your salary).

    Last edited 30/10/13 12:00 pm

      "Also note that this data appears to be compiled from tax returns, and so would probably include part-time, casual and other non-full time employment, as well as younger workers not on adult wages yet (and students who fit all the above criteria). These would have a downward pull upon the average wage."

      Then, wouldnt it be an accurate reflection of average wages across all demographics?

        I expressed myself poorly. I meant to say that it might not be the best data to compare to your full-time salary.

        Last edited 30/10/13 12:26 pm

    This list would have been more useful if it also included the lowest and highest incomes for each area.

      standard deviation numbers would be more useful. highest and lowest amounts would be so ridiculously far from the mean (think most areas would have at least 1 person earning basically 0 and 1 earning millions). standard deviation would be a much better indicator of the approx. spread of incomes in the area

        For a skewed distribution (like incomes) standard deviation is an essentially useless measure (standard deviation only applies to the Gaussian, or 'normal' distribution). The better way of looking at variation is to plot and inspect a histogram of income distrubution.

    Vlookup for Radalaide:

    Adelaide City $67,212
    Mount Barker #N/A
    Walkerville #N/A
    Burnside $70,163
    Unley $68,101
    Norwood – Payneham – St Peters $62,825
    Prospect – Walkerville $61,646
    Mitcham $56,076
    Holdfast Bay $55,034
    Adelaide Hills $52,312
    Charles Sturt $47,370
    Campbelltown (SA) $47,100
    West Torrens $46,547
    Tea Tree Gully $46,029
    Marion $45,548
    Gawler – Two Wells $45,397
    Port Adelaide – West $45,307
    Onkaparinga $42,820
    Salisbury $41,885
    Playford $40,109

    My city despite being the 2nd largest in SA is not on the list.

    Median salary is the much more important figure. Average salary includes the mega wealthy with skews the figures. Median figure would probably be about $10000 less in some suburbs, and the poorer suburbs won't make a big change to the figure

    Last edited 30/10/13 11:33 pm

    Wow. Broadmeadows residents earn a lot being on the dole!

    I live in Hervey Bay but work from home for a company in Pittwater. Got it made :)

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