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Resident workers - Individual income

The Gunnedah Shire labour force (Health Care and Social Assistance) have a similar proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than New South Wales.

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

Income statistics the Gunnedah Shire, 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 Gunnedah Shire. 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
Gunnedah Shire - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income000.3
$1 - $149112.01.4
$150 - $299254.52.9
$300 - $399336.04.0
$400 - $499478.55.7
$500 - $6497713.910.2
$650 - $7998715.812.4
$800 - $9998315.013.8
$1,000 - $1,2496111.114.3
$1,250 - $1,499386.99.2
$1,500 - $1,749274.97.8
$1,750 - $1,999122.25.0
$2,000 - $2,999152.76.5
$3,000 or more183.35.0
Not stated183.31.2
Total Persons552100.0100.0

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 Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 8.2% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned a high income, and 21.0% earned a low income, compared with 16.5% and 14.4% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $500 - $649 (13.9% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $2,000 - $2,999 (2.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $650 - $799 (15.8% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (11.1% compared to 14.3%)

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