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Workforce - Individual income - All industries

In the City of Adelaide, 26.6% of the workforce earned $1,500 or more per week.

Individual Income is an indicator of socio-economic status, skills and occupations required in a particular industry. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to evaluate the economic opportunities of people in an industry.

The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including the person's employment status, age, qualifications and type of employment undertaken by the person.

Wages in City of Adelaide can vary greatly across industry sectors. As well as being related to the type of jobs and qualifications required in a particular industry, income levels can be related to the level of part-time employment, Occupations, Qualifications and the Age Structure of the workforce, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Workforce individual income
City of Adelaide - All industries2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%South Australia %
Negative Income/ Nil income5240.50.9
$2,000 or more13,68912.56.7
Not stated7470.71.2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Workforce individual income, 2011
Workforce individual income, 2011 $2,000 or more, South Australia: 6.7% $1,500-$1,999, South Australia: 9.4% $1,250-$1,499, South Australia: 8.7% $1,000-$1,249, South Australia: 13.1% $800-$999, South Australia: 14.1% $600-$799, South Australia: 16.5% $400-$599, South Australia: 13.3% $300-$399, South Australia: 6.1% $200-$299, South Australia: 4.5% $1-$199, South Australia: 5.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, South Australia: 0.9% $2,000 or more, City of Adelaide: 12.5% $1,500-$1,999, City of Adelaide: 14.1% $1,250-$1,499, City of Adelaide: 11.6% $1,000-$1,249, City of Adelaide: 15.5% $800-$999, City of Adelaide: 14.2% $600-$799, City of Adelaide: 12.8% $400-$599, City of Adelaide: 8.8% $300-$399, City of Adelaide: 3.7% $200-$299, City of Adelaide: 2.8% $1-$199, City of Adelaide: 2.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Adelaide: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the workforce 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 lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 26.6% of the workforce earned a high income, and 9.7% earned a low income, compared with 16.1% and 17.0% respectively for South Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of people who earned $2,000 or more (12.5% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people who earned $1,500-$1,999 (14.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who earned $400-$599 (8.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who earned $600-$799 (12.8% compared to 16.5%)