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Murchison Area

Resident workers - Individual income

The Murchison Area labour force have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

Income statistics in Murchison Area, 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 Murchison Area.  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
Murchison Area2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%
Negative Income/ Nil income1331.22.5
$1 - $1493773.32.9
$150 - $2995254.73.9
$300 - $3996095.44.6
$400 - $4997636.85.2
$500 - $6491,18510.510.7
$650 - $7991,45412.913.7
$800 - $9991,54813.813.9
$1,000 - $1,2491,46413.015.0
$1,250 - $1,4999408.49.2
$1,500 - $1,7497927.06.0
$1,750 - $1,9995074.53.2
$2,000 - $2,9995384.83.6
$3,000 or more2111.93.2
Not stated2081.82.4

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, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.4% $3,000 or more, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.2% $2,000 - $2,999, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.6% $1,750 - $1,999, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 6.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 9.2% $1,000 - $1,249, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 15.0% $800 - $999, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 13.9% $650 - $799, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 13.7% $500 - $649, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 10.7% $400 - $499, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 5.2% $300 - $399, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 4.6% $150 - $299, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.9% $1 - $149, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.5% Not stated, Murchison Area - All industries: 1.8% $3,000 or more, Murchison Area - All industries: 1.9% $2,000 - $2,999, Murchison Area - All industries: 4.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Murchison Area - All industries: 4.5% $1,500 - $1,749, Murchison Area - All industries: 7.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Murchison Area - All industries: 8.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Murchison Area - All industries: 13.0% $800 - $999, Murchison Area - All industries: 13.8% $650 - $799, Murchison Area - All industries: 12.9% $500 - $649, Murchison Area - All industries: 10.5% $400 - $499, Murchison Area - All industries: 6.8% $300 - $399, Murchison Area - All industries: 5.4% $150 - $299, Murchison Area - All industries: 4.7% $1 - $149, Murchison Area - All industries: 3.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Murchison Area - All industries: 1.2%
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 Murchison Area in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that there was a higher 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, 11.2% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 21.4% earned a low income, compared with 9.9% and 19.1% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the Murchison Area and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $400 - $499 (6.8% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,000 - $1,249 (13.0% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned Negative Income/ Nil income (1.2% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (1.9% compared to 3.2%)

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