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West Coast Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Individual income

West Coast Council area local resident workers have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1500 or more per week) than Greater Hobart.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics in Cradle Coast 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 Cradle Coast 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
West Coast Council area2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Greater Hobart %
Negative Income/ Nil income201.00.7
$1-$199854.25.2
$200-$2991115.54.4
$300-$3991447.26.1
$400-$59923911.913.4
$600-$79922111.016.2
$800-$99920810.314.0
$1,000-$1,24922010.913.1
$1,250-$1,49921610.79.0
$1,500-$1,99931415.610.4
$2,000 or more1929.56.3
Not stated432.11.2

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

Local resident workers individual income, 2011
Local resident workers individual income, 2011 $2,000 or more, Greater Hobart: 6.3% $1,500-$1,999, Greater Hobart: 10.4% $1,250-$1,499, Greater Hobart: 9.0% $1,000-$1,249, Greater Hobart: 13.1% $800-$999, Greater Hobart: 14.0% $600-$799, Greater Hobart: 16.2% $400-$599, Greater Hobart: 13.4% $300-$399, Greater Hobart: 6.1% $200-$299, Greater Hobart: 4.4% $1-$199, Greater Hobart: 5.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Hobart: 0.7% $2,000 or more, West Coast Council area: 9.5% $1,500-$1,999, West Coast Council area: 15.6% $1,250-$1,499, West Coast Council area: 10.7% $1,000-$1,249, West Coast Council area: 10.9% $800-$999, West Coast Council area: 10.3% $600-$799, West Coast Council area: 11.0% $400-$599, West Coast Council area: 11.9% $300-$399, West Coast Council area: 7.2% $200-$299, West Coast Council area: 5.5% $1-$199, West Coast Council area: 4.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, West Coast Council area: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the local labour force individual income levels in West Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Hobart shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) as well as a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 25.1% of the local labour force earned a high income, and 17.9% earned a low income, compared with 16.7% and 16.4% respectively for Greater Hobart.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local labour force in West Coast Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $1,500-$1,999 (15.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $2,000 or more (9.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $600-$799 (11.0% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $800-$999 (10.3% compared to 14.0%)

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