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Resident workers (Local) - Individual income

The City of Launceston local resident workers have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1500 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers individual income
City of Launceston2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Tasmania %
Negative Income/ Nil income2160.80.9
$1-$1991,5605.55.4
$200-$2991,5625.55.0
$300-$3991,9296.86.9
$400-$5994,37215.514.8
$600-$7995,25918.617.2
$800-$9994,00514.213.8
$1,000-$1,2493,42012.112.3
$1,250-$1,4992,0617.38.1
$1,500-$1,9992,2397.98.9
$2,000 or more1,3044.65.1
Not stated3671.31.4

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

Local resident workers individual income, 2011
Local resident workers individual income, 2011 $2,000 or more, Tasmania: 5.1% $1,500-$1,999, Tasmania: 8.9% $1,250-$1,499, Tasmania: 8.1% $1,000-$1,249, Tasmania: 12.3% $800-$999, Tasmania: 13.8% $600-$799, Tasmania: 17.2% $400-$599, Tasmania: 14.8% $300-$399, Tasmania: 6.9% $200-$299, Tasmania: 5.0% $1-$199, Tasmania: 5.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Tasmania: 0.9% $2,000 or more, City of Launceston: 4.6% $1,500-$1,999, City of Launceston: 7.9% $1,250-$1,499, City of Launceston: 7.3% $1,000-$1,249, City of Launceston: 12.1% $800-$999, City of Launceston: 14.2% $600-$799, City of Launceston: 18.6% $400-$599, City of Launceston: 15.5% $300-$399, City of Launceston: 6.8% $200-$299, City of Launceston: 5.5% $1-$199, City of Launceston: 5.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Launceston: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the local labour force individual income levels in the City of Launceston in 2011 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 12.5% of the local labour force earned a high income, and 18.6% earned a low income, compared with 14.1% and 18.2% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local labour force in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $600-$799 (18.6% compared to 17.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who earned $400-$599 (15.5% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $1,500-$1,999 (7.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who earned $1,250-$1,499 (7.3% compared to 8.1%)

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