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Macarthur Region

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In the Macarthur Region, 16.2% 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 Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region - All industries2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%New South Wales %
Negative Income/ Nil income6601.01.0
$2,000 or more4,1386.211.2
Not stated8301.31.3

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, New South Wales: 11.2% $1,500-$1,999, New South Wales: 11.1% $1,250-$1,499, New South Wales: 8.8% $1,000-$1,249, New South Wales: 12.3% $800-$999, New South Wales: 12.6% $600-$799, New South Wales: 15.0% $400-$599, New South Wales: 12.1% $300-$399, New South Wales: 5.6% $200-$299, New South Wales: 4.1% $1-$199, New South Wales: 4.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, New South Wales: 1.0% $2,000 or more, Macarthur Region: 6.2% $1,500-$1,999, Macarthur Region: 9.9% $1,250-$1,499, Macarthur Region: 8.1% $1,000-$1,249, Macarthur Region: 12.3% $800-$999, Macarthur Region: 13.5% $600-$799, Macarthur Region: 17.2% $400-$599, Macarthur Region: 13.2% $300-$399, Macarthur Region: 6.0% $200-$299, Macarthur Region: 4.7% $1-$199, Macarthur Region: 6.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Macarthur Region: 1.0%
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 Macarthur Region in 2011 compared to New South Wales 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, 16.2% of the earned a high income, and 18.3% earned a low income, compared with 22.3% and 15.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the weekly income of the in the Macarthur Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $600-$799 (17.2% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1-$199 (6.5% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 or more (6.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1,500-$1,999 (9.9% compared to 11.1%)