Balonne Shire

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In Balonne Shire, 17.5% 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 Balonne 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
Balonne Shire - All industries 2021
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income512.40.7
$1 - $149331.52.9
$150 - $299532.52.8
$300 - $399723.43.0
$400 - $499984.63.8
$500 - $6491557.26.7
$650 - $7992009.39.0
$800 - $99927913.012.3
$1,000 - $1,24933915.813.8
$1,250 - $1,49921610.110.5
$1,500 - $1,7492039.59.2
$1,750 - $1,9991225.76.8
$2,000 - $2,9991718.011.3
$3,000 - $3,499391.82.4
$3,500 or more703.33.9
Not stated422.01.0
Total Persons2,143100.0100.0
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the individual income levels in Balonne Shire in 2021 compared to Queensland 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, 17.5% of the local workers earned a high income, and 14.3% earned a low income, compared with 21.6% and 13.2% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local workers in Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (8.0% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (15.8% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (2.4% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1 - $149 (1.5% compared to 2.9%)

Balonne Shire

economic profile