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West Coast Council area

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In West Coast Council area, 27.5% 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 Cradle Coast Region 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
West Coast Council area - All industries2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Tasmania %
Negative Income/ Nil income150.80.7
$1 - $149593.13.7
$150 - $299824.34.5
$300 - $399924.85.0
$400 - $4991065.56.4
$500 - $6491286.610.2
$650 - $7991397.212.2
$800 - $9991879.713.7
$1,000 - $1,24919510.113.6
$1,250 - $1,4991889.88.9
$1,500 - $1,7491749.07.3
$1,750 - $1,9991558.04.8
$2,000 - $2,99929715.45.2
$3,000 or more774.02.3
Not stated321.71.4

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, Tasmania: 1.4% $3,000 or more, Tasmania: 2.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Tasmania: 5.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Tasmania: 4.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Tasmania: 7.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Tasmania: 8.9% $1,000 - $1,249, Tasmania: 13.6% $800 - $999, Tasmania: 13.7% $650 - $799, Tasmania: 12.2% $500 - $649, Tasmania: 10.2% $400 - $499, Tasmania: 6.4% $300 - $399, Tasmania: 5.0% $150 - $299, Tasmania: 4.5% $1 - $149, Tasmania: 3.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Tasmania: 0.7% Not stated, West Coast Council area: 1.7% $3,000 or more, West Coast Council area: 4.0% $2,000 - $2,999, West Coast Council area: 15.4% $1,750 - $1,999, West Coast Council area: 8.0% $1,500 - $1,749, West Coast Council area: 9.0% $1,250 - $1,499, West Coast Council area: 9.8% $1,000 - $1,249, West Coast Council area: 10.1% $800 - $999, West Coast Council area: 9.7% $650 - $799, West Coast Council area: 7.2% $500 - $649, West Coast Council area: 6.6% $400 - $499, West Coast Council area: 5.5% $300 - $399, West Coast Council area: 4.8% $150 - $299, West Coast Council area: 4.3% $1 - $149, West Coast Council area: 3.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, West Coast Council area: 0.8%
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 West Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 27.5% of the earned a high income, and 18.4% earned a low income, compared with 12.3% and 20.4% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the weekly income of the in West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (15.4% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $650 - $799 (7.2% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $800 - $999 (9.7% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $500 - $649 (6.6% compared to 10.2%)

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