The average household income in New South Wales is $70,000, according to a new report from the University of New South Welsh.
The State Government has said the average income for a household is about $51,000.
But there are plenty of regions and states in the country with higher incomes, and some that don’t.
Here are five Australian states with the highest incomes.
Adelaide The capital of SA, Adelaide has a median income of $73,000 according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
It also has the lowest poverty rate in the nation, at 1.4 per cent.
The city of Adelaide has seen a huge influx of new jobs in recent years, with almost half of all new jobs coming in the past 12 months.
The South Australian capital also has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in Australia, with 4.3 per cent, according the latest available figures.
Melbourne Melbourne’s median income is $80,000 but its average household is just $50,000; the state’s unemployment rate is just 2.6 per cent with nearly a quarter of all jobs in the state coming in this year.
It’s also one of only two states in Australia that has a higher rate of people aged 25-34 than in Australia overall, with more than a quarter (28.5 per cent) living in the aged pension age group.
Perth The Perth Capital Region has the highest median household income ($74,000) in Australia and has also been the home of the world’s second-largest football league, the WAFL.
It has also had the highest proportion of workers aged between 25-54 in the workforce (28 per cent).
Perth also has an unemployment rate of 5.2 per cent and the highest rate of youth unemployment in the states of Western Australia and Queensland.
Perth also boasts a highly skilled workforce, with the second-highest level of tertiary education in the ACT, behind Sydney.
Brisbane The capital city of Queensland has a high level of poverty, with 9.4 percent of its population living in poverty, according data from the ABS.
It is also the home to the AFL’s Brisbane Lions, the Queensland Premier’s office and a number of sporting clubs.
The state’s overall poverty rate is 7.9 per cent (down from 8.2 percent in 2013), but Queensland has one place in the top five in the number of people living in absolute poverty, at 23.6 million people.
Hobart Hobart has the fifth-highest median household salary ($71,000), while its unemployment rate in 2017 was 5.9 percent (down slightly from 5.8 percent in 2018).
It also had a low number of unemployed workers in 2017, with just 19,000 people working part-time, down from 23,000 in 2017.
Melbourne Hobart is the city of the people with the fifth highest median income ($72,000).
The median household wage is about 35 per cent higher than in Hobart, with a median household size of just over one person.
Tasmania Tasmania has one city with a higher median household wealth than Hobart and the second most median household net worth.
The capital is also one place that has been named after one of Hobart’s famous pirates, and has an abundance of historical pirate ships, including the first recorded one in 1760.
Brisbane Brisbane is the capital of Queensland with a household income of about $75,000 per annum, which is just about $11,000 less than Hobland.
Hobland is the home state of Hobarts Premier, and its median household is $52,000 (up slightly from $48,000 last year).
It is the only place in Tasmania where a median annual household income exceeds $100,000 and the most expensive.
Melbourne’s capital has the third-highest income in the States, at $71,500.
It had the second highest proportion working part time, at 31.3 percent.
The regional seat of Wollongong has one town with a very high median household household wealth ($72.4 million) and the fourth-highest average household net wealth.
Hobarts median household median net worth is about five times the average household wealth of the rest of the state (a $16,000 net worth figure).
Canberra Canberra’s median household was $64,800 in 2017 and has a household net asset value of $2.4 billion, according Statistics Australia.
The Capital has one big city and one smaller town, with about 30,000 residents and an average household size.
Sydney Sydney’s median home value is $94,600, but its median home price is only $31,000 compared with $68,000 for Melbourne.
Sydney has the seventh-highest number of working people aged between 15-24 in the labour force, with nearly one in five working in a part- or full-time capacity.
The national median household age was 25.2 years in 2017 (down 0.1 percentage points from 2017), and more than one in six