City of Adelaide

Resident workers - Individual income

The City of Adelaide labour force have a higher proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than South Australia.

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

Income statistics the City of Adelaide, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualification , Hours worked and Occupations , help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the City of Adelaide. This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers individual income
City of Adelaide - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. South Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income710.80.7
$1 - $1493503.83.7
$150 - $2995005.44.4
$300 - $3994695.14.7
$400 - $4994725.15.8
$500 - $6496056.59.2
$650 - $7996817.311.3
$800 - $9999229.913.6
$1,000 - $1,2491,04611.313.8
$1,250 - $1,4998268.99.1
$1,500 - $1,7497888.57.6
$1,750 - $1,9996266.75.1
$2,000 - $2,99997810.56.4
$3,000 or more8389.03.1
Not stated1121.21.4
Total Persons9,284100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the City of Adelaide in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 26.3% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 20.1% earned a low income, compared with 14.7% and 19.3% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (9.0% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (10.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (7.3% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (9.9% compared to 13.6%)

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