Australia’s wealthiest areas are in Darwin and Canberra not Sydney based on median salaries

1. Darwin (includes Litchfield, Palmerston): $60,132 

2. Canberra (includes Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Weston Creek, Woden Valley): $59,439

3. Sydney North Shore (includes Hornsby, Chatswood, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Mosman): $58,135

4. Perth inner (includes Cottesloe, Claremont and the city): $53,570 

5. Sydney eastern suburbs (includes  Bondi, Maroubra, Point Piper and Little Bay): $49,663

6. Sydney inner-west (includes Canada Bay, Leichhardt, Strathfield, Burwood and Ashfield): $48,770

7. Brisbane inner-city (includes South Brisbane, Ascot and Grange): $47,558

8. Sydney Sutherland Shire (includes Cronulla, Miranda): $47,187

9. Sydney Northern Beaches (includes Manly, Pittwater, Warringah): $46,977

10. Sydney city and inner-south (includes Botany, Marrickville, Sydenham): $46,734

11. Melbourne inner-east (includes council areas of Booroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse): $45,498

12. Perth south-west (includes Fremantle, Cockburn, Kwinana, Melville and Rockingham): $45,416

13. Melbourne inner (includes council areas of Brunswick-Coburg, Darebin, Essendon, Melbourne City, Port Phillip and Yarra): $42,859

14. Sydney north (includes Ryde, Pennant Hills, Epping and Hunters Hill): $42,322

15. Sydney north-west (includes Baulkham Hills, Dural and Rouse Hill): $42,228

Source: Moody’s Analytics per capita of Australian Bureau of Statistics on median salaries based on specific geographical boundaries