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Resident workers - Individual income

The City of Adelaide labour force have a higher proportion of people 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 in City of Adelaide, 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 City of Adelaide.  This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

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

Resident workers individual income
City of Adelaide2016
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

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers individual income, 2016
Resident workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, South Australia : 1.4% $3,000 or more, South Australia : 3.1% $2,000 - $2,999, South Australia : 6.4% $1,750 - $1,999, South Australia : 5.1% $1,500 - $1,749, South Australia : 7.6% $1,250 - $1,499, South Australia : 9.1% $1,000 - $1,249, South Australia : 13.8% $800 - $999, South Australia : 13.6% $650 - $799, South Australia : 11.3% $500 - $649, South Australia : 9.2% $400 - $499, South Australia : 5.8% $300 - $399, South Australia : 4.7% $150 - $299, South Australia : 4.4% $1 - $149, South Australia : 3.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, South Australia : 0.7% Not stated, City of Adelaide - All industries: 1.2% $3,000 or more, City of Adelaide - All industries: 9.0% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Adelaide - All industries: 10.5% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Adelaide - All industries: 6.7% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Adelaide - All industries: 8.5% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Adelaide - All industries: 8.9% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Adelaide - All industries: 11.3% $800 - $999, City of Adelaide - All industries: 9.9% $650 - $799, City of Adelaide - All industries: 7.3% $500 - $649, City of Adelaide - All industries: 6.5% $400 - $499, City of Adelaide - All industries: 5.1% $300 - $399, City of Adelaide - All industries: 5.1% $150 - $299, City of Adelaide - All industries: 5.4% $1 - $149, City of Adelaide - All industries: 3.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Adelaide - All industries: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

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 higher 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 South Australia.

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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