City of Brisbane

Sources of income

Households in the City of Brisbane have a higher amount of disposable income compared to Queensland.

Household disposable income is a measure of the amount of income available to an average household in the area. It varies depending on the jobs held by the residents, amount of property and business income, and cash benefits provided by government, which are related to the socio-economic status of the area. Areas with high unemployment, large numbers of retirees and others out of the workforce may have a high cash benefits component.

This information gives an insight into both the sources of income and how much your residents have available to spend in the area. This dataset should be viewed in conjunction with Worker productivity, Local workers income data, and Gross Regional Product data on the size of the residential economy.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Sources of income per household
City of Brisbane2022/232016/17Change
Economic measure$Queensland$$ Queensland$2016/17 to 2022/23
Wages & salaries116,046.0293,187.84107,615.3086,698.46+8,431
Property income32,806.1021,018.7029,898.9519,028.78+2,907
Business income17,977.3816,474.9219,164.1916,851.91-1,187
Cash benefits9,421.9815,654.6912,268.8117,421.45-2,847
Total income before tax195,345.93157,815.69187,380.45151,156.72+7,965
Tax paid-37,773.85-26,796.12-31,955.63-22,667.08-5,818
Interest paid-12,236.07-10,158.24-11,608.33-9,539.37-628
Other payments/statistical discrepancy16,627.7517,605.8913,266.7014,118.51+3,361
Total disposable income161,963.76138,567.22157,083.18133,168.78+4,881
Ratio of cash benefits to tax paid0.250.580.380.770

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).Data are based on a 2020/21 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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City of Brisbane

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