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Which Australian capital city's population enjoys the highest wages? This FACT indicates the percentage of households with a gross weekly income more than $3000 in each Australian city. The average percentage of households with a gross weekly income of more than $3000 across Australia is 11.2 percent. Data collected in the 2011 ABS Census reveals that the city with the highest percentage is Canberra at 23.7 percent. This is unsurprising, given the proportion of government and public servants residing there, who typically earn above average salaries. The city with the lowest is Hobart, at 7.3 percent.