Resident workers (Local) - Individual income
The Canberra Region local resident workers have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1500 or more per week) than Regional NSW.
The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.
Income statistics in Canberra Region, 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 Canberra Region. 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||%||Regional NSW %|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||1,165||1.2||1.2||3001|
|$2,000 or more||7,561||8.0||6.9||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 Canberra Region in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 18.5% of the local labour force earned a high income, and 17.6% earned a low income, compared with 16.5% and 18.8% respectively for Regional NSW.
The major differences between the weekly income of the local labour force in the Canberra Region and Regional NSW were:
- A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $2,000 or more (8.0% compared to 6.9%)
- A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $1,500-$1,999 (10.5% compared to 9.6%)
- A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $1,250-$1,499 (8.4% compared to 7.7%)
- A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $600-$799 (15.6% compared to 16.7%)