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West Coast Council area

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In West Coast Council area, 33.7% 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 Cradle Coast 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
West Coast Council area - All industries2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Tasmania %
Negative Income/ Nil income291.30.9
$1-$199833.65.4
$200-$2991014.45.0
$300-$3991225.36.9
$400-$5992199.514.9
$600-$7992119.217.3
$800-$9992179.514.0
$1,000-$1,24924710.812.4
$1,250-$1,49925611.28.2
$1,500-$1,99944919.69.0
$2,000 or more32514.25.0
Not stated351.51.1

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, Tasmania: 5.0% $1,500-$1,999, Tasmania: 9.0% $1,250-$1,499, Tasmania: 8.2% $1,000-$1,249, Tasmania: 12.4% $800-$999, Tasmania: 14.0% $600-$799, Tasmania: 17.3% $400-$599, Tasmania: 14.9% $300-$399, Tasmania: 6.9% $200-$299, Tasmania: 5.0% $1-$199, Tasmania: 5.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Tasmania: 0.9% $2,000 or more, West Coast Council area: 14.2% $1,500-$1,999, West Coast Council area: 19.6% $1,250-$1,499, West Coast Council area: 11.2% $1,000-$1,249, West Coast Council area: 10.8% $800-$999, West Coast Council area: 9.5% $600-$799, West Coast Council area: 9.2% $400-$599, West Coast Council area: 9.5% $300-$399, West Coast Council area: 5.3% $200-$299, West Coast Council area: 4.4% $1-$199, West Coast Council area: 3.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, West Coast Council area: 1.3%
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 individual income levels in West Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Tasmania 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, 33.7% of the earned a high income, and 14.6% earned a low income, compared with 14.0% and 18.1% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the weekly income of the in West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1,500-$1,999 (19.6% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 or more (14.2% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $600-$799 (9.2% compared to 17.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $400-$599 (9.5% compared to 14.9%)

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