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City of Launceston

Resident workers - Individual income

City of Launceston labour force (Accommodation and Food Services) have a similar proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) as 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 Northern Tasmania Region, 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 Tasmania Region.  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 income220.91.3
$1 - $14939116.715.6
$150 - $29928912.312.1
$300 - $39926211.210.3
$400 - $49928312.111.3
$500 - $64929712.713.5
$650 - $79928512.211.6
$800 - $9992129.110.4
$1,000 - $1,2491486.36.8
$1,250 - $1,499462.02.4
$1,500 - $1,749210.91.4
$1,750 - $1,999231.00.6
$2,000 - $2,999150.60.8
$3,000 or more170.70.7
Not stated301.31.3

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

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 - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.3% $3,000 or more, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 2.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 6.8% $800 - $999, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 10.4% $650 - $799, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 11.6% $500 - $649, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 13.5% $400 - $499, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 11.3% $300 - $399, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 10.3% $150 - $299, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 12.1% $1 - $149, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 15.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.3% Not stated, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.3% $3,000 or more, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.7% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.6% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.0% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.9% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.0% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 6.3% $800 - $999, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 9.1% $650 - $799, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.2% $500 - $649, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.7% $400 - $499, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.1% $300 - $399, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 11.2% $150 - $299, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.3% $1 - $149, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 16.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.9%
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) individual income levels in City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a similar proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 2.3% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned a high income, and 53.3% earned a low income, compared with 2.1% and 50.6% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $1 - $149 (16.7% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $300 - $399 (11.2% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $400 - $499 (12.1% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) earned $800 - $999 (9.1% compared to 10.4%)

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