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Resident workers (Local) - Individual income

The City of Adelaide local resident workers have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1500 or more per week) than South Australia.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics in City of Adelaide, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualifications, Hours worked and Occupations, help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of City of Adelaide.  This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers individual income
City of Adelaide2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%South Australia %
Negative Income/ Nil income1201.31.0
$1-$1995145.75.6
$200-$2994444.94.6
$300-$3994625.16.1
$400-$5998749.613.4
$600-$7991,01811.216.5
$800-$9991,00511.114.0
$1,000-$1,2491,09812.112.9
$1,250-$1,4998929.88.6
$1,500-$1,9991,15312.79.2
$2,000 or more1,43415.86.7
Not stated810.91.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers individual income, 2011
Local resident workers individual income, 2011 $2,000 or more, South Australia: 6.7% $1,500-$1,999, South Australia: 9.2% $1,250-$1,499, South Australia: 8.6% $1,000-$1,249, South Australia: 12.9% $800-$999, South Australia: 14.0% $600-$799, South Australia: 16.5% $400-$599, South Australia: 13.4% $300-$399, South Australia: 6.1% $200-$299, South Australia: 4.6% $1-$199, South Australia: 5.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, South Australia: 1.0% $2,000 or more, City of Adelaide: 15.8% $1,500-$1,999, City of Adelaide: 12.7% $1,250-$1,499, City of Adelaide: 9.8% $1,000-$1,249, City of Adelaide: 12.1% $800-$999, City of Adelaide: 11.1% $600-$799, City of Adelaide: 11.2% $400-$599, City of Adelaide: 9.6% $300-$399, City of Adelaide: 5.1% $200-$299, City of Adelaide: 4.9% $1-$199, City of Adelaide: 5.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Adelaide: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the local labour force individual income levels in the City of Adelaide in 2011 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 28.4% of the local labour force earned a high income, and 16.9% earned a low income, compared with 15.9% and 17.3% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local labour force in the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $2,000 or more (15.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $1,500-$1,999 (12.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $600-$799 (11.2% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $400-$599 (9.6% compared to 13.4%)

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