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Canberra Region

Resident workers - Individual income

The Canberra Region labour force have a similar proportion of persons 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 the Canberra Region, 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 the Canberra Region. This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Data source

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

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Resident workers individual income
Canberra Region - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. NSW%
Negative Income/ Nil income1,1240.90.7
$1 - $1494,6623.83.2
$150 - $2994,7783.93.8
$300 - $3995,5714.54.3
$400 - $4997,1025.75.2
$500 - $64911,5219.38.1
$650 - $79913,93011.210.2
$800 - $99915,75112.712.3
$1,000 - $1,24915,67012.613.0
$1,250 - $1,49910,9218.89.2
$1,500 - $1,7499,4617.68.0
$1,750 - $1,9996,6835.45.8
$2,000 - $2,9999,8558.09.0
$3,000 or more4,7583.85.8
Not stated2,1431.71.6
Total Persons123,930100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the Canberra Region in 2016 compared to NSW 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 18.8% earned a low income, compared with 20.6% and 17.1% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (3.8% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (9.3% 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 $2,000 - $2,999 (8.0% compared to 9.0%)

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