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Resident workers - Individual income

City of Darwin labour force have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Northern Territory.

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

Income statistics in City of Darwin, 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 City of Darwin.  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
City of Darwin2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Northern Territory%
Negative Income/ Nil income2530.60.7
$1 - $1498542.02.1
$150 - $2998772.12.8
$300 - $3991,0282.42.6
$400 - $4991,3893.33.3
$500 - $6492,1155.05.7
$650 - $7993,0367.27.8
$800 - $9994,49610.710.9
$1,000 - $1,2496,06514.414.2
$1,250 - $1,4994,86611.611.6
$1,500 - $1,7494,43410.510.3
$1,750 - $1,9993,5508.47.9
$2,000 - $2,9995,41712.912.0
$3,000 or more3,0587.36.1
Not stated6421.52.1

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, Northern Territory : 2.1% $3,000 or more, Northern Territory : 6.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Northern Territory : 12.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Northern Territory : 7.9% $1,500 - $1,749, Northern Territory : 10.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Northern Territory : 11.6% $1,000 - $1,249, Northern Territory : 14.2% $800 - $999, Northern Territory : 10.9% $650 - $799, Northern Territory : 7.8% $500 - $649, Northern Territory : 5.7% $400 - $499, Northern Territory : 3.3% $300 - $399, Northern Territory : 2.6% $150 - $299, Northern Territory : 2.8% $1 - $149, Northern Territory : 2.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, Northern Territory : 0.7% Not stated, City of Darwin - All industries: 1.5% $3,000 or more, City of Darwin - All industries: 7.3% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Darwin - All industries: 12.9% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Darwin - All industries: 8.4% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Darwin - All industries: 10.5% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Darwin - All industries: 11.6% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Darwin - All industries: 14.4% $800 - $999, City of Darwin - All industries: 10.7% $650 - $799, City of Darwin - All industries: 7.2% $500 - $649, City of Darwin - All industries: 5.0% $400 - $499, City of Darwin - All industries: 3.3% $300 - $399, City of Darwin - All industries: 2.4% $150 - $299, City of Darwin - All industries: 2.1% $1 - $149, City of Darwin - All industries: 2.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Darwin - All industries: 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 resident workers individual income levels in City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Northern Territory 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, 28.6% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 10.5% earned a low income, compared with 25.9% and 11.6% respectively for Northern Territory.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (7.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (12.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $150 - $299 (2.1% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (5.0% compared to 5.7%)

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