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Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In City of Darwin, 26.2% 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 City of Darwin 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
City of Darwin - All industries2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Northern Territory %
Negative Income/ Nil income2710.60.6
$1 - $1499142.02.1
$150 - $2999052.02.7
$300 - $3991,0712.32.5
$400 - $4991,4893.23.2
$500 - $6492,4485.35.5
$650 - $7993,4797.67.5
$800 - $9995,27111.510.5
$1,000 - $1,2496,89715.013.7
$1,250 - $1,4995,49011.911.3
$1,500 - $1,7494,97710.810.1
$1,750 - $1,9993,8568.48.0
$2,000 - $2,9995,58112.113.0
$3,000 or more2,5975.67.3
Not stated7401.62.0

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, Northern Territory: 2.0% $3,000 or more, Northern Territory: 7.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Northern Territory: 13.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Northern Territory: 8.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Northern Territory: 10.1% $1,250 - $1,499, Northern Territory: 11.3% $1,000 - $1,249, Northern Territory: 13.7% $800 - $999, Northern Territory: 10.5% $650 - $799, Northern Territory: 7.5% $500 - $649, Northern Territory: 5.5% $400 - $499, Northern Territory: 3.2% $300 - $399, Northern Territory: 2.5% $150 - $299, Northern Territory: 2.7% $1 - $149, Northern Territory: 2.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, Northern Territory: 0.6% Not stated, City of Darwin: 1.6% $3,000 or more, City of Darwin: 5.6% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Darwin: 12.1% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Darwin: 8.4% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Darwin: 10.8% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Darwin: 11.9% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Darwin: 15.0% $800 - $999, City of Darwin: 11.5% $650 - $799, City of Darwin: 7.6% $500 - $649, City of Darwin: 5.3% $400 - $499, City of Darwin: 3.2% $300 - $399, City of Darwin: 2.3% $150 - $299, City of Darwin: 2.0% $1 - $149, City of Darwin: 2.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Darwin: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the individual income levels in City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Northern Territory 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, 26.2% of the earned a high income, and 10.1% earned a low income, compared with 28.3% and 11.1% respectively for Northern Territory.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (15.0% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $800 - $999 (11.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $3,000 or more (5.6% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (12.1% compared to 13.0%)

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