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Resident workers - Individual income

The Canberra Region labour force have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than NSW.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics in Canberra Region, 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 Canberra Region.  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
Canberra Region2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%NSW%
Negative Income/ Nil income8390.90.7
$1 - $1493,5933.73.2
$150 - $2993,7463.93.8
$300 - $3994,2894.44.3
$400 - $4995,5805.75.2
$500 - $6498,9609.28.1
$650 - $79910,93311.210.2
$800 - $99912,42012.812.3
$1,000 - $1,24912,29912.613.0
$1,250 - $1,4998,7599.09.2
$1,500 - $1,7497,5317.78.0
$1,750 - $1,9995,2645.45.8
$2,000 - $2,9997,9168.19.0
$3,000 or more3,5563.75.8
Not stated1,6021.61.6

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, NSW : 1.6% $3,000 or more, NSW : 5.8% $2,000 - $2,999, NSW : 9.0% $1,750 - $1,999, NSW : 5.8% $1,500 - $1,749, NSW : 8.0% $1,250 - $1,499, NSW : 9.2% $1,000 - $1,249, NSW : 13.0% $800 - $999, NSW : 12.3% $650 - $799, NSW : 10.2% $500 - $649, NSW : 8.1% $400 - $499, NSW : 5.2% $300 - $399, NSW : 4.3% $150 - $299, NSW : 3.8% $1 - $149, NSW : 3.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, NSW : 0.7% Not stated, Canberra Region - All industries: 1.6% $3,000 or more, Canberra Region - All industries: 3.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Canberra Region - All industries: 8.1% $1,750 - $1,999, Canberra Region - All industries: 5.4% $1,500 - $1,749, Canberra Region - All industries: 7.7% $1,250 - $1,499, Canberra Region - All industries: 9.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Canberra Region - All industries: 12.6% $800 - $999, Canberra Region - All industries: 12.8% $650 - $799, Canberra Region - All industries: 11.2% $500 - $649, Canberra Region - All industries: 9.2% $400 - $499, Canberra Region - All industries: 5.7% $300 - $399, Canberra Region - All industries: 4.4% $150 - $299, Canberra Region - All industries: 3.9% $1 - $149, Canberra Region - All industries: 3.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Canberra Region - All industries: 0.9%
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 the Canberra Region in 2016 compared to NSW 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 18.6% earned a low income, compared with 20.6% and 17.1% respectively for NSW.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (9.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (11.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (3.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (8.1% compared to 9.0%)

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