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Fraser Coast incomes are $10,000 a year below state average

FRASER Coast incomes are $10,000 below the state average, a new report shows.

Workers on the Fraser Coast earned an average of $35,725 per year compared to the state's $45,844.

The figures, released by Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, also showed Maryborough had a higher average salary than Hervey Bay but earned less from investments and unincorporated businesses.

The ABS report used data from the Australian Tax Office and looked at incomes from 2009-10.

Maryborough earners had a total income of $35,902, while Hervey Bay had $35,584.

Workers on a salary or wage were the biggest earners by far across both cities, with an average income of $39,970 in Maryborough and $39,043 in Hervey Bay.

Tinana residents earned the highest wage at $40,390, while Burrum Heads and Fraser Island had the lowest at $38,589.

Across the Fraser Coast as a whole, unincorporated businesses earned an average of $12,907 for their owners, but in Hervey Bay made an average of $15,215.

The region also earned a smaller average than its neighbour Bundaberg on $37,016 however did earn more than Gympie on $33,841.

Government pensions and allowances were not included in the report.

Fraser Coast average yearly income sources

  • Wage and salary: $39,463
  • Unincorporated businesses: $12 907
  • Superannuation and annuity: $19 442
  • Other (not including government allowances or pensions): $2800
  • Investments: $4654

Topics:  fraser coast, hervey bay, income, maryborough




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