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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Resident workers (Local) - Individual income

Fraser Coast Regional Council local resident workers have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1500 or more per week) than Regional QLD.

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

Income statistics in RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Regional QLD %
Negative Income/ Nil income4051.31.3
$1-$1991,8855.85.3
$200-$2991,6765.24.4
$300-$3992,2577.06.0
$400-$5995,26416.313.6
$600-$7995,97918.516.6
$800-$9994,31313.413.1
$1,000-$1,2493,75811.712.1
$1,250-$1,4992,3667.38.3
$1,500-$1,9992,2907.19.3
$2,000 or more1,3394.27.9
Not stated7012.22.1

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, Regional QLD: 7.9% $1,500-$1,999, Regional QLD: 9.3% $1,250-$1,499, Regional QLD: 8.3% $1,000-$1,249, Regional QLD: 12.1% $800-$999, Regional QLD: 13.1% $600-$799, Regional QLD: 16.6% $400-$599, Regional QLD: 13.6% $300-$399, Regional QLD: 6.0% $200-$299, Regional QLD: 4.4% $1-$199, Regional QLD: 5.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Regional QLD: 1.3% $2,000 or more, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.2% $1,500-$1,999, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.1% $1,250-$1,499, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.3% $1,000-$1,249, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 11.7% $800-$999, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 13.4% $600-$799, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 18.5% $400-$599, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 16.3% $300-$399, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.0% $200-$299, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 5.2% $1-$199, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 5.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 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 local labour force individual income levels in Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional QLD 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, 11.3% of the local labour force earned a high income, and 19.3% earned a low income, compared with 17.3% and 17.0% respectively for Regional QLD.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local labour force in Fraser Coast Regional Council and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $400-$599 (16.3% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $600-$799 (18.5% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $2,000 or more (4.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $1,500-$1,999 (7.1% compared to 9.3%)

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