Ballina Shire

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In Ballina Shire, 15.8% of the local workers earned $1,750 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 Ballina Shire 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, Qualification and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers individual income
Ballina Shire - All industries 2021
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income1190.70.6
$1 - $1496933.92.2
$150 - $2995633.12.4
$300 - $3996323.52.7
$400 - $4998614.83.5
$500 - $6491,5488.76.1
$650 - $7992,11511.88.1
$800 - $9992,62114.710.9
$1,000 - $1,2492,46713.813.1
$1,250 - $1,4991,6089.010.4
$1,500 - $1,7491,3507.59.2
$1,750 - $1,9999625.47.2
$2,000 - $2,9991,4147.913.3
$3,000 - $3,4992611.53.2
$3,500 or more4842.76.2
Not stated1851.00.9
Total Persons17,883100.0100.0
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the individual income levels in Ballina Shire in 2021 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 15.8% of the local workers earned a high income, and 16.0% earned a low income, compared with 24.6% and 11.5% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local workers in Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (7.9% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $800 - $999 (14.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $650 - $799 (11.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $3,500 or more (2.7% compared to 6.2%)

Ballina Shire Council

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