Broken Hill City

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Broken Hill City

Resident workers - Individual income

Broken Hill City labour force have a similar proportion of persons 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 Broken Hill City, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualification , 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.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers individual income
Broken Hill City - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Mining%
Negative Income/ Nil income320.50
$1 - $1492383.40
$150 - $2992874.20
$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
Total Persons6,899100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to Mining shows that there was a similar proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as 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 Victoria.

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

  • 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%)
  • 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%)

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