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Resident workers - Individual income

The Cook Shire labour force (Accommodation and Food Services) have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Queensland.

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

Income statistics in Cook Shire, 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 Cook Shire.  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
Cook Shire2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income31.51.4
$1 - $14931.515.7
$150 - $299147.010.9
$300 - $399147.09.2
$400 - $499168.09.6
$500 - $6492010.112.4
$650 - $7993919.612.6
$800 - $9993517.611.3
$1,000 - $1,2494120.68.2
$1,250 - $1,49973.53.0
$1,500 - $1,74900.01.7
$1,750 - $1,99900.00.9
$2,000 - $2,99900.01.1
$3,000 or more00.00.8
Not stated73.51.4

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, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.4% $3,000 or more, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.8% $2,000 - $2,999, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.1% $1,750 - $1,999, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.9% $1,500 - $1,749, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.7% $1,250 - $1,499, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 3.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 8.2% $800 - $999, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 11.3% $650 - $799, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 12.6% $500 - $649, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 12.4% $400 - $499, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 9.6% $300 - $399, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 9.2% $150 - $299, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 10.9% $1 - $149, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 15.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.4% Not stated, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.5% $3,000 or more, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% $2,000 - $2,999, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.5% $1,000 - $1,249, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 20.6% $800 - $999, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 17.6% $650 - $799, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 19.6% $500 - $649, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 10.1% $400 - $499, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 8.0% $300 - $399, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 7.0% $150 - $299, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 7.0% $1 - $149, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cook Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.5%
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) individual income levels in the Cook Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 0.0% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned a high income, and 25.1% earned a low income, compared with 2.7% and 46.8% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (20.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $650 - $799 (19.6% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $800 - $999 (17.6% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $1 - $149 (1.5% compared to 15.7%)

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