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Resident workers - Individual income

Broken Hill City 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 Broken Hill City, 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 Broken Hill City.  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
Broken Hill City2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income320.50.7
$1 - $1492383.43.2
$150 - $2992874.23.8
$300 - $3993384.94.3
$400 - $4994376.35.2
$500 - $6496749.88.1
$650 - $79974110.710.2
$800 - $99980211.612.3
$1,000 - $1,24985312.413.0
$1,250 - $1,4996249.09.2
$1,500 - $1,7495247.68.0
$1,750 - $1,9994626.75.8
$2,000 - $2,9995888.59.0
$3,000 or more1402.05.8
Not stated1592.31.6

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, Broken Hill City - All industries: 2.3% $3,000 or more, Broken Hill City - All industries: 2.0% $2,000 - $2,999, Broken Hill City - All industries: 8.5% $1,750 - $1,999, Broken Hill City - All industries: 6.7% $1,500 - $1,749, Broken Hill City - All industries: 7.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Broken Hill City - All industries: 9.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Broken Hill City - All industries: 12.4% $800 - $999, Broken Hill City - All industries: 11.6% $650 - $799, Broken Hill City - All industries: 10.7% $500 - $649, Broken Hill City - All industries: 9.8% $400 - $499, Broken Hill City - All industries: 6.3% $300 - $399, Broken Hill City - All industries: 4.9% $150 - $299, Broken Hill City - All industries: 4.2% $1 - $149, Broken Hill City - All industries: 3.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Broken Hill City - All industries: 0.5%
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 Broken Hill City 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, 17.2% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 19.3% 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 Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (9.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $400 - $499 (6.3% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1,750 - $1,999 (6.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (2.0% compared to 5.8%)

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