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Resident workers - Individual income

The City of Launceston labour force have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Tasmania.

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

Income statistics in City of Launceston, 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 City of Launceston.  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
City of Launceston2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Tasmania%
Negative Income/ Nil income1470.50.7
$1 - $1491,0123.73.7
$150 - $2991,2944.74.5
$300 - $3991,4285.25.0
$400 - $4991,8086.66.4
$500 - $6492,93110.610.2
$650 - $7993,61813.112.2
$800 - $9993,86214.013.6
$1,000 - $1,2493,72713.513.6
$1,250 - $1,4992,3138.48.9
$1,500 - $1,7491,8616.87.3
$1,750 - $1,9991,2394.54.8
$2,000 - $2,9991,2584.65.3
$3,000 or more6922.52.4
Not stated3561.31.4

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, Tasmania : 1.4% $3,000 or more, Tasmania : 2.4% $2,000 - $2,999, Tasmania : 5.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Tasmania : 4.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Tasmania : 7.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Tasmania : 8.9% $1,000 - $1,249, Tasmania : 13.6% $800 - $999, Tasmania : 13.6% $650 - $799, Tasmania : 12.2% $500 - $649, Tasmania : 10.2% $400 - $499, Tasmania : 6.4% $300 - $399, Tasmania : 5.0% $150 - $299, Tasmania : 4.5% $1 - $149, Tasmania : 3.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Tasmania : 0.7% Not stated, City of Launceston - All industries: 1.3% $3,000 or more, City of Launceston - All industries: 2.5% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Launceston - All industries: 4.6% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Launceston - All industries: 4.5% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Launceston - All industries: 6.8% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Launceston - All industries: 8.4% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Launceston - All industries: 13.5% $800 - $999, City of Launceston - All industries: 14.0% $650 - $799, City of Launceston - All industries: 13.1% $500 - $649, City of Launceston - All industries: 10.6% $400 - $499, City of Launceston - All industries: 6.6% $300 - $399, City of Launceston - All industries: 5.2% $150 - $299, City of Launceston - All industries: 4.7% $1 - $149, City of Launceston - All industries: 3.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Launceston - All industries: 0.5%
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 City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 11.6% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 20.7% earned a low income, compared with 12.5% and 20.3% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (13.1% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (4.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,500 - $1,749 (6.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,250 - $1,499 (8.4% compared to 8.9%)

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