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Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In Broken Hill City, 18.3% of the earned $1,750 or more per week.

Individual Income is an indicator of socio-economic status, skills and occupations required in a particular industry. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to evaluate the economic opportunities of people in an industry.

The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including the person's employment status, age, qualifications and type of employment undertaken by the person.

Wages in Broken Hill City can vary greatly across industry sectors. As well as being related to the type of jobs and qualifications required in a particular industry, income levels can be related to the level of part-time employment, Occupations, Qualifications and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Local workers individual income
Broken Hill City - All industries2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%New South Wales %
Negative Income/ Nil income380.60.7
$1 - $1492293.33.2
$150 - $2992804.13.8
$300 - $3993214.74.3
$400 - $4994126.05.2
$500 - $6496589.68.1
$650 - $79973310.710.2
$800 - $99978711.512.3
$1,000 - $1,24983312.213.0
$1,250 - $1,4996048.89.2
$1,500 - $1,7495367.88.0
$1,750 - $1,9994736.95.8
$2,000 - $2,9996269.18.9
$3,000 or more1562.35.8
Not stated1642.41.6

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

Local workers individual income, 2016
Local 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: 8.9% $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: 2.4% $3,000 or more, Broken Hill City: 2.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Broken Hill City: 9.1% $1,750 - $1,999, Broken Hill City: 6.9% $1,500 - $1,749, Broken Hill City: 7.8% $1,250 - $1,499, Broken Hill City: 8.8% $1,000 - $1,249, Broken Hill City: 12.2% $800 - $999, Broken Hill City: 11.5% $650 - $799, Broken Hill City: 10.7% $500 - $649, Broken Hill City: 9.6% $400 - $499, Broken Hill City: 6.0% $300 - $399, Broken Hill City: 4.7% $150 - $299, Broken Hill City: 4.1% $1 - $149, Broken Hill City: 3.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Broken Hill City: 0.6%
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 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, 18.3% of the earned a high income, and 18.7% earned a low income, compared with 20.5% and 17.2% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the weekly income of the in Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $500 - $649 (9.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1,750 - $1,999 (6.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned Not stated (2.4% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $3,000 or more (2.3% compared to 5.8%)

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