This is how much you need to earn to be considered rich in your city.
To make the top 10 per cent of earners, Australians need to make $2109 each week before tax, or $109,668 a year, according to 2017 statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
But Sydney residents need to earn even more to be considered in the top 10 per cent.
This is how much you need to make to be in the top 10 per cent of earners in your city
Sydney residents need to earn even more to be considered in the top 10 per cent, needing to take home at least $2,600 a week
What your yearly salary needs to be to make the top 10% in your city
Sydney residents needed to make at least $2,600 a week to fall in the top 10 per cent, while workers in the Australian Capital Territory needed to earn $2,566 a week.
Residents living on Australia’s west coast came in third, with top earners taking in slightly less at $2,493.
Melbourne came in behind Sydney, the ACT and Perth, with top earners in the Victorian capital city raking in $2,400.
In Brisbane top earners made $2,350, in Darwin $2,400, and in Adelaide $2,100.
Workers in Hobart only needed to cash $2,000 to be considered in the top 10 per cent of the city’s top money-makers.
Melbourne came in behind Sydney, the ACT and Perth, with top earners in the Victorian capital city making $2,400
The averages include casuals and part-time employees, meaning it was lower than it would be if only full-time workers’ salaries were considered.
The ABS figures averaged the earnings of all Australian workers aged 15 and over.
The ABS also released the median weekly income for full-time workers.
This varied state-by-state, with full-time workers in Sydney making an average of $1,600 each week.
In Brisbane top earners made $2,350, in Darwin (pictured) made $2,400, and in Adelaide $2,100
Full-time workers in Sydney make an average of $1,600 each week
Average weekly earnings for Australia as of May 2017
Average weekly earnings for full-time employees in 2016-17 was $1,544
This was 1.8% higher than the weekly average the previous year
Average weekly earnings for full-time employees in 2015-16 was $1,516
Weekly earnings rose less than the 1.9% inflation rate the year to June 2017
In the ACT workers took home $1,800 on average, Western Australia $1,750 and $1,650 in the Northern Terrirory.
Full-time workers in Tasmania earned $1,350 on average and $1,450 in South Australia.
The median income for full-time workers across Australia fell at $1,261 a week or $65,577 a year.
This means anyone taking home more than $1,261 a week, was enjoying more money than half of all Australians.
In Brisbane (South Bank pictured) top earners made $2,350, in Darwin made $2,400, and in Adelaide $2,100
Workers in Hobart only needed to make $2,000 to be considered in the top 10 per cent of the city’s money-makers
ANU Crawford School of Public Policy’s Dr Breunig said people were often ‘misled’ by their environments and ABS statistics helped to put things in perspective.
‘I think one can be misled by one’s surroundings,’ he told News.com.au.
‘For those who know a lot of high-income people in Australia, you think earning more than $100,000 is typical but then you look at the statistics and realise not that many people earn that much.
‘That’s why statistics are so important.’