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Flinders Council

Resident workers - Individual income

Flinders Council 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 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
Flinders Council2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Tasmania%
Negative Income/ Nil income51.20.7
$1 - $149143.33.7
$150 - $299255.94.5
$300 - $399204.75.0
$400 - $499348.06.4
$500 - $6494410.310.2
$650 - $7995011.712.2
$800 - $9995312.413.6
$1,000 - $1,2497317.113.6
$1,250 - $1,499307.08.9
$1,500 - $1,749225.27.3
$1,750 - $1,999143.34.8
$2,000 - $2,999245.65.3
$3,000 or more112.62.4
Not stated81.91.4

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 : 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, Flinders Council - All industries: 1.9% $3,000 or more, Flinders Council - All industries: 2.6% $2,000 - $2,999, Flinders Council - All industries: 5.6% $1,750 - $1,999, Flinders Council - All industries: 3.3% $1,500 - $1,749, Flinders Council - All industries: 5.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Flinders Council - All industries: 7.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Flinders Council - All industries: 17.1% $800 - $999, Flinders Council - All industries: 12.4% $650 - $799, Flinders Council - All industries: 11.7% $500 - $649, Flinders Council - All industries: 10.3% $400 - $499, Flinders Council - All industries: 8.0% $300 - $399, Flinders Council - All industries: 4.7% $150 - $299, Flinders Council - All industries: 5.9% $1 - $149, Flinders Council - All industries: 3.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Flinders Council - 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 Flinders Council 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 higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 11.5% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 23.0% 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 Flinders Council and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1,000 - $1,249 (17.1% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $400 - $499 (8.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,500 - $1,749 (5.2% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,250 - $1,499 (7.0% compared to 8.9%)

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