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Bellingen Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

Bellingen Shire labour force have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than New South Wales.

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

Income statistics in Bellingen Shire, 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 Bellingen Shire.  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
Bellingen Shire2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income511.00.7
$1 - $1491833.73.2
$150 - $2992495.13.8
$300 - $3992966.14.3
$400 - $4993737.65.2
$500 - $64960512.48.1
$650 - $79967413.810.2
$800 - $99963112.912.3
$1,000 - $1,24956811.613.0
$1,250 - $1,4993627.49.2
$1,500 - $1,7492695.58.0
$1,750 - $1,9992304.75.8
$2,000 - $2,9992224.59.0
$3,000 or more841.75.8
Not stated901.81.6

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, New South Wales : 1.6% $3,000 or more, New South Wales : 5.8% $2,000 - $2,999, New South Wales : 9.0% $1,750 - $1,999, New South Wales : 5.8% $1,500 - $1,749, New South Wales : 8.0% $1,250 - $1,499, New South Wales : 9.2% $1,000 - $1,249, New South Wales : 13.0% $800 - $999, New South Wales : 12.3% $650 - $799, New South Wales : 10.2% $500 - $649, New South Wales : 8.1% $400 - $499, New South Wales : 5.2% $300 - $399, New South Wales : 4.3% $150 - $299, New South Wales : 3.8% $1 - $149, New South Wales : 3.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, New South Wales : 0.7% Not stated, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 1.8% $3,000 or more, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 1.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 4.5% $1,750 - $1,999, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 4.7% $1,500 - $1,749, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 5.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 7.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 11.6% $800 - $999, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 12.9% $650 - $799, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 13.8% $500 - $649, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 12.4% $400 - $499, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 7.6% $300 - $399, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 6.1% $150 - $299, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 5.1% $1 - $149, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 3.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Bellingen Shire - All industries: 1.0%
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 Bellingen Shire in 2016 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, 11.0% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 23.6% earned a low income, compared with 20.6% and 17.1% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (12.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (13.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (4.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (1.7% compared to 5.8%)

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