Local workers - Individual income - All industries
In the Canberra Region, 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 Canberra Region 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|
|Canberra Region - All industries||2011|
|Gross weekly individual income||Number||%||NSW %|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||869||1.3||1.0||3001|
|$2,000 or more||3,245||5.0||11.2||3011|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of the individual income levels in the Canberra Region in 2011 compared to NSW 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 20.2% earned a low income, compared with 22.3% and 15.6% respectively for NSW.
The major differences between the weekly income of the in the Canberra Region and NSW were:
- A larger percentage of local workers who earned $400-$599 (16.3% compared to 12.1%)
- A larger percentage of local workers who earned $600-$799 (17.7% compared to 15.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 or more (5.0% compared to 11.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1,500-$1,999 (8.5% compared to 11.1%)