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Northern Beaches Council area

Resident workers - Individual income

The Northern Beaches Council area 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 Northern Beaches Council 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 Northern Beaches Council 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
Northern Beaches Council area2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income8580.70.7
$1 - $1494,5403.53.2
$150 - $2994,3633.43.8
$300 - $3994,3493.44.3
$400 - $4995,3454.15.2
$500 - $6498,0656.28.1
$650 - $79910,0407.710.2
$800 - $99912,5069.612.3
$1,000 - $1,24914,75411.413.0
$1,250 - $1,49911,6839.09.2
$1,500 - $1,74910,9078.48.0
$1,750 - $1,9998,0476.25.8
$2,000 - $2,99915,40011.99.0
$3,000 or more16,81713.05.8
Not stated2,0121.61.6

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, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 1.6% $3,000 or more, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 13.0% $2,000 - $2,999, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 11.9% $1,750 - $1,999, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 6.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 8.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 9.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 11.4% $800 - $999, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 9.6% $650 - $799, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 7.7% $500 - $649, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 6.2% $400 - $499, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 4.1% $300 - $399, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 3.4% $150 - $299, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 3.4% $1 - $149, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 3.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Northern Beaches Council area - 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 Northern Beaches Council area 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 lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 31.0% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 15.0% 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 Northern Beaches Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (13.0% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (11.9% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (9.6% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (7.7% compared to 10.2%)

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