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Resident workers - Individual income

Gold Coast City labour force have a lower proportion of people 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 in Gold Coast City, 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 Gold Coast City.  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
Gold Coast City2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income1,9930.80.8
$1 - $1498,8773.43.5
$150 - $29910,1383.93.9
$300 - $39911,6754.54.3
$400 - $49914,5425.65.2
$500 - $64924,4439.48.6
$650 - $79931,43712.111.1
$800 - $99935,88013.813.1
$1,000 - $1,24935,74713.713.5
$1,250 - $1,49923,5579.09.4
$1,500 - $1,74919,7427.68.1
$1,750 - $1,99912,2834.75.3
$2,000 - $2,99916,4166.37.6
$3,000 or more9,5543.74.1
Not stated4,2521.61.6

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, Queensland : 1.6% $3,000 or more, Queensland : 4.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Queensland : 7.6% $1,750 - $1,999, Queensland : 5.3% $1,500 - $1,749, Queensland : 8.1% $1,250 - $1,499, Queensland : 9.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Queensland : 13.5% $800 - $999, Queensland : 13.1% $650 - $799, Queensland : 11.1% $500 - $649, Queensland : 8.6% $400 - $499, Queensland : 5.2% $300 - $399, Queensland : 4.3% $150 - $299, Queensland : 3.9% $1 - $149, Queensland : 3.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland : 0.8% Not stated, Gold Coast City - All industries: 1.6% $3,000 or more, Gold Coast City - All industries: 3.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Gold Coast City - All industries: 6.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Gold Coast City - All industries: 4.7% $1,500 - $1,749, Gold Coast City - All industries: 7.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Gold Coast City - All industries: 9.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Gold Coast City - All industries: 13.7% $800 - $999, Gold Coast City - All industries: 13.8% $650 - $799, Gold Coast City - All industries: 12.1% $500 - $649, Gold Coast City - All industries: 9.4% $400 - $499, Gold Coast City - All industries: 5.6% $300 - $399, Gold Coast City - All industries: 4.5% $150 - $299, Gold Coast City - All industries: 3.9% $1 - $149, Gold Coast City - All industries: 3.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Gold Coast City - All industries: 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 resident workers individual income levels in Gold Coast City in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 14.7% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 18.1% earned a low income, compared with 17.0% and 17.7% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (12.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (9.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (13.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (6.3% compared to 7.6%)

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