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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 Mining.

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%Mining%
Negative Income/ Nil income320.50.0
$1 - $1492383.40.0
$150 - $2992874.20.0
$300 - $3993384.90.7
$400 - $4994376.30.7
$500 - $6496749.81.4
$650 - $79974110.72.0
$800 - $99980211.64.2
$1,000 - $1,24985312.49.2
$1,250 - $1,4996249.011.5
$1,500 - $1,7495247.615.0
$1,750 - $1,9994626.717.7
$2,000 - $2,9995888.530.3
$3,000 or more1402.07.0
Not stated1592.30.4

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, Broken Hill City - Mining : 0.4% $3,000 or more, Broken Hill City - Mining : 7.0% $2,000 - $2,999, Broken Hill City - Mining : 30.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Broken Hill City - Mining : 17.7% $1,500 - $1,749, Broken Hill City - Mining : 15.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Broken Hill City - Mining : 11.5% $1,000 - $1,249, Broken Hill City - Mining : 9.2% $800 - $999, Broken Hill City - Mining : 4.2% $650 - $799, Broken Hill City - Mining : 2.0% $500 - $649, Broken Hill City - Mining : 1.4% $400 - $499, Broken Hill City - Mining : 0.7% $300 - $399, Broken Hill City - Mining : 0.7% $150 - $299, Broken Hill City - Mining : 0.0% $1 - $149, Broken Hill City - Mining : 0.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Broken Hill City - Mining : 0.0% 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 Mining 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 55.0% and 1.4% respectively for Mining.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in Broken Hill City and Mining were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (10.7% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (9.8% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (8.5% compared to 30.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,750 - $1,999 (6.7% compared to 17.7%)

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