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The average wage in the Ashburton council area in the Pilbara region of Western Australia is $ 102,306 - by far the highest in the country. The city has an average house price of $ 241,328 (pictured is a four-bedroom house that sells $ 315,000)

Wages are so high in a part of Australia that someone is considered poor if they earn a six-figure salary.

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The average wage in the Ashburton council area in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia is $ 102,306 – by far the highest in the country.

This means that more than half of the employees there earn a six-figure salary.

The average wage in the Ashburton council area in the Pilbara region of Western Australia is $ 102,306 - by far the highest in the country. The city has an average house price of $ 241,328 (pictured is a four-bedroom house that sells $ 315,000)

The average wage in the Ashburton council area in the Pilbara region of Western Australia is $ 102,306 – by far the highest in the country. The city has an average house price of $ 241,328 (pictured is a four-bedroom house that sells $ 315,000)

This vast part of WA includes the iron ore mine of Rio Tinto on Mount Tom Price (photo). Mining engineers in the Pilbara earn good money because wage growth in the rest of Australia is stagnating, thanks to a rising iron ore price

This vast part of WA includes the iron ore mine of Rio Tinto on Mount Tom Price (photo). Mining engineers in the Pilbara earn good money because wage growth in the rest of Australia is stagnating, thanks to a rising iron ore price

This vast part of WA includes the iron ore mine of Rio Tinto on Mount Tom Price (photo). Mining engineers in the Pilbara earn good money because wage growth in the rest of Australia is stagnating, thanks to a rising iron ore price

Where the big money is

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1. Ashburton council area in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (taking Mount Tom Price): $ 102,306

2. Karratha in Pilbara of WA: $ 80,060

3. Port Hedland in Pilbara of WA: $ 79,423

4. North Sydney, the lower North Shore of Sydney, NSW: $ 73,241

5. Mosman, the northern north coast of Sydney: $ 68,812

6. Lane Cove, the northern north coast of Sydney: $ 67,114

7. Palmerston, near Darwin in the Northern Territory: $ 65,138

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8. Hunters Hill, north of Sydney: $ 65,042

9. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: $ 64,872

10. Woollahra area, the eastern suburbs of Sydney (in Vaucluse, Double Bay, Bellevue Hill and Paddington): $ 64,623

11. Cambridge area in north-west Perth: $ 62,589

12. Humpty Doo, near Darwin: $ 62,173

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13. Subiaco, the inner west of Perth: $ 60,318

14. Willoughby council area on the lower north coast of Sydney from NSW (including Chatswood): $ 60,273

15. Ku-ring-gai council area, the upper north coast of Sydney: $ 60,024

16. East Fremantle, WA: $ 59,823

17. Cottesloe, West of Perth, WA: $ 59,180

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18. Darwin City and suburbs: $ 58,585

19. Port Phillip area (including St Kilda), southeast Melbourne, Victoria: $ 57,800

20. Nedlands, western Perth: $ 57,790

Source: Median salaries of the Australian Bureau of Statistics based on local government areas. The Australian Capital Territory is counted as one area

That type of salary is also Australia's double average salary of $ 55,432, Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed.

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This vast area of ​​WA includes the iron ore mine of Rio Tinto near Tom Price.

The city has an average house price of $ 241,328, which is less than a third of Sydney's $ 900,017, according to CoreLogic data.

Even in the rich eastern suburbs of Sydney, the average salaries in the Woollahra Council area are a much more modest $ 64,623.

Someone with that kind of salary would not have a chance to found a house in Vaucluse, where the median prizes are only $ 4.66 million unless they won the lottery or had a very generous legacy.

Mining engineers earn more money in the sparsely populated Pilbara of WA, where Karratha has an average salary of $ 80,060 and is therefore slightly higher than $ 79,423 from Port Hedland.

They make good money because wage growth in the rest of Australia is stagnating, thanks to rising prices for iron ore, a material used in China to make steel.

In fact, people there earn more than the servants on Sydney's lower north coast at the harbor, the second richest places to earn a living.

North Sydney, on the north side of the Harbor Bridge, has an average salary of $ 73,241, making it close to Mosman ($ 68,812), Lane Cove ($ 67,114) and Hunters Hill ($ 65,042).

Similar wages exist in Palmerston, a military satellite city a short drive from Darwin, with an average salary of $ 65,138.

Canberra, a city of federal officials, is Australia's ninth richest region, based on the boundaries of waste collection.

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It has a mid-point salary of $ 64,872, making it marginally higher than the eastern suburbs of Sydney ($ 64,623), which extends from Paddington to Woollahra, Bellevue Hill and Vaucluse.

Residents of rural Darwin generally earn more money than employees who live on the North Shore train in the suburbs of Sydney.

Even in the rich eastern suburbs of Sydney, the average salaries in the Woollahra Council area are a much more modest $ 64,623. Someone with that kind of salary would not have a chance to found a house in Vaucluse (photo), where the median prizes are only $ 4.66 million, unless they won the lottery or had a very generous legacy

Even in the rich eastern suburbs of Sydney, the average salaries in the Woollahra Council area are a much more modest $ 64,623. Someone with that kind of salary would not have a chance to found a house in Vaucluse (photo), where the median prizes are only $ 4.66 million, unless they won the lottery or had a very generous legacy

Even in the rich eastern suburbs of Sydney, the average salaries in the Woollahra Council area are a much more modest $ 64,623. Someone with that kind of salary would not have a chance to found a house in Vaucluse (photo), where the median prizes are only $ 4.66 million, unless they won the lottery or had a very generous legacy

Humpty Doo, where there are mango farms and larger blocks, has an average salary of $ 62,173, ranking for the Willoughby council area that Chatswood ($ 60,273) and the Ku-ring-gai suburbs take, including Killara and Turramurra ($ 60,024).

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Areas west of central Perth also reached the top 20, including Cambridge Council ($ 62,589), Subiaco ($ 60,318), Cottesloe ($ 59,180) and Nedlands ($ 5,990), with East Fremantle ($ 59,823) on the other side of the Swan River that beats the city of Darwin and suburbs ($ 58,585).

Melbourne is not listed as No. 19, with Port Phillip Council in St Kilda, with an average salary of $ 57,800.

Brisbane and Adelaide had no local government areas with average salaries above the national median salary of $ 55,432.

North Sydney (pictured Luna Park at Ponson of Milson), on the north side of the Harbor Bridge, has an average salary of $ 73,241, which makes it near Mosman ($ 68,812), Lane Cove ($ 67,114) and Hunters Hill ( $ 65,042)

North Sydney (pictured Luna Park at Ponson of Milson), on the north side of the Harbor Bridge, has an average salary of $ 73,241, which makes it near Mosman ($ 68,812), Lane Cove ($ 67,114) and Hunters Hill ( $ 65,042)

North Sydney (pictured Luna Park at Ponson of Milson), on the north side of the Harbor Bridge, has an average salary of $ 73,241, which makes it near Mosman ($ 68,812), Lane Cove ($ 67,114) and Hunters Hill ( $ 65,042)

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