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Balonne Shire

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In the Balonne Shire, 13.4% of the 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 Balonne Shire 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 local workers, 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

Local workers individual income
Balonne Shire - All industries2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Queensland %
Negative Income/ Nil income673.21.0
$2,000 or more1095.28.9
Not stated713.41.4

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

Local workers individual income, 2011
Local workers individual income, 2011 $2,000 or more, Queensland: 8.9% $1,500-$1,999, Queensland: 10.3% $1,250-$1,499, Queensland: 9.1% $1,000-$1,249, Queensland: 12.9% $800-$999, Queensland: 13.3% $600-$799, Queensland: 15.9% $400-$599, Queensland: 12.4% $300-$399, Queensland: 5.5% $200-$299, Queensland: 4.1% $1-$199, Queensland: 5.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland: 1.0% $2,000 or more, Balonne Shire: 5.2% $1,500-$1,999, Balonne Shire: 8.2% $1,250-$1,499, Balonne Shire: 7.4% $1,000-$1,249, Balonne Shire: 12.6% $800-$999, Balonne Shire: 13.0% $600-$799, Balonne Shire: 16.4% $400-$599, Balonne Shire: 15.8% $300-$399, Balonne Shire: 5.5% $200-$299, Balonne Shire: 5.1% $1-$199, Balonne Shire: 4.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Balonne Shire: 3.2%
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 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, 13.4% of the earned a high income, and 18.0% earned a low income, compared with 19.2% and 15.8% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the in the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $400-$599 (15.8% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (3.2% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 or more (5.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1,500-$1,999 (8.2% compared to 10.3%)