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Hornsby Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

The Hornsby Shire labour force have a higher proportion of people 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 in Hornsby Shire, 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 Hornsby Shire.  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
Hornsby Shire2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income4630.70.7
$1 - $1492,8964.13.2
$150 - $2992,9464.23.8
$300 - $3992,6573.84.3
$400 - $4993,0384.35.2
$500 - $6494,4266.38.1
$650 - $7995,3347.510.2
$800 - $9996,6089.312.3
$1,000 - $1,2497,85311.113.0
$1,250 - $1,4996,3779.09.2
$1,500 - $1,7496,1138.68.0
$1,750 - $1,9994,9667.05.8
$2,000 - $2,9999,64313.69.0
$3,000 or more6,5549.35.8
Not stated9251.31.6

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, New South Wales : 1.6% $3,000 or more, New South Wales : 5.8% $2,000 - $2,999, New South Wales : 9.0% $1,750 - $1,999, New South Wales : 5.8% $1,500 - $1,749, New South Wales : 8.0% $1,250 - $1,499, New South Wales : 9.2% $1,000 - $1,249, New South Wales : 13.0% $800 - $999, New South Wales : 12.3% $650 - $799, New South Wales : 10.2% $500 - $649, New South Wales : 8.1% $400 - $499, New South Wales : 5.2% $300 - $399, New South Wales : 4.3% $150 - $299, New South Wales : 3.8% $1 - $149, New South Wales : 3.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, New South Wales : 0.7% Not stated, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 1.3% $3,000 or more, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 9.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 13.6% $1,750 - $1,999, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 7.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 8.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 9.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 11.1% $800 - $999, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 9.3% $650 - $799, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 7.5% $500 - $649, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 6.3% $400 - $499, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 4.3% $300 - $399, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 3.8% $150 - $299, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 4.2% $1 - $149, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 4.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 0.7%
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 the Hornsby Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher 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, 29.9% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 16.9% earned a low income, compared with 20.6% and 17.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the Hornsby Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (13.6% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (9.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (9.3% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (7.5% compared to 10.2%)

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