Tax stats reveal divide between rich and poor

The wealthiest locality in Australia is Portsea, the seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. In that area 263 taxpayers pay more tax per capita than traditional blue-ribbon suburbs. Eastern Sydney suburbs dominate the remainder of the rich list and have thousands more residents. Darling Point, Edgecliff and Bellevue Hill are next, followed by Toorak in Melbourne. Glen Aplin in southern Queensland tops the poorest list. Queensland accounts for half of the nation's 10 poorest areas.

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