Resident workers (Local) - Individual income
The Balonne Shire local resident workers have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1500 or more per week) than Queensland.
The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.
Income statistics in Balonne Shire, 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 Balonne Shire. 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|
|Gross weekly individual income||Number||%||Queensland %|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||81||3.5||1.1||3001|
|$2,000 or more||117||5.1||8.9||3011|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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Analysis of the local labour force individual income levels in the Balonne Shire in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $400 per week).
Overall, 12.3% of the local labour force earned a high income, and 18.6% earned a low income, compared with 19.1% and 16.0% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the weekly income of the local labour force in the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $400-$599 (15.6% compared to 12.4%)
- A larger percentage of local labour force who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (3.5% compared to 1.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $2,000 or more (5.1% compared to 8.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $1,500-$1,999 (7.2% compared to 10.2%)