Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

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Resident workers - Individual income

The FNQROC labour force (Health Care and Social Assistance) have a similar proportion of persons 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 the FNQROC, 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 FNQROC. This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

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

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Resident workers individual income
FNQROC - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income460.30.3
$1 - $1491380.91.2
$150 - $2993162.12.5
$300 - $3994443.03.4
$400 - $4997314.95.2
$500 - $6491,50710.010.3
$650 - $7991,96113.013.1
$800 - $9992,15814.413.7
$1,000 - $1,2492,22714.814.2
$1,250 - $1,4991,4819.99.9
$1,500 - $1,7491,3258.88.2
$1,750 - $1,9998065.45.2
$2,000 - $2,9991,0477.06.8
$3,000 or more6584.44.8
Not stated1891.31.2
Total Persons15,034100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the FNQROC in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a similar proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 16.7% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned a high income, and 11.1% earned a low income, compared with 16.8% and 12.6% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (14.8% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $800 - $999 (14.4% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (8.8% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $300 - $399 (3.0% compared to 3.4%)

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