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Local labour force - Individual income

The City of Adelaide local labour force has a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1500 or more per week) than Greater Adelaide.

The Individual Income levels of the labour force 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 labour force individual income
City of Adelaide2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Greater Adelaide %
Negative Income/ Nil income1201.30.8
$1-$1995145.75.5
$200-$2994444.94.4
$300-$3994625.15.7
$400-$5998749.612.7
$600-$7991,01811.216.2
$800-$9991,00511.114.2
$1,000-$1,2491,09812.113.3
$1,250-$1,4998929.88.9
$1,500-$1,9991,15312.79.7
$2,000 or more1,43415.87.2
Not stated810.91.3

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

Local labour force individual income, 2011
Local labour force individual income, 2011 $2,000 or more, Greater Adelaide: 7.2% $1,500-$1,999, Greater Adelaide: 9.7% $1,250-$1,499, Greater Adelaide: 8.9% $1,000-$1,249, Greater Adelaide: 13.3% $800-$999, Greater Adelaide: 14.2% $600-$799, Greater Adelaide: 16.2% $400-$599, Greater Adelaide: 12.7% $300-$399, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% $200-$299, Greater Adelaide: 4.4% $1-$199, Greater Adelaide: 5.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% $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 Greater Adelaide 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 workforce earned a high income, and 16.9% earned a low income, compared with 16.9% and 16.4% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of people who earned $2,000 or more (15.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who earned $600-$799 (11.2% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who earned $800-$999 (11.1% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who earned $400-$599 (9.6% compared to 12.7%)

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