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Dorset Council area

Resident workers - Individual income

Dorset Council area 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
Dorset Council area2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Tasmania%
Negative Income/ Nil income361.40.7
$1 - $1491074.23.7
$150 - $2991375.44.5
$300 - $3991877.35.0
$400 - $4991967.76.4
$500 - $64933313.010.2
$650 - $79933813.212.2
$800 - $99934613.613.6
$1,000 - $1,24932212.613.6
$1,250 - $1,4991766.98.9
$1,500 - $1,7491445.67.3
$1,750 - $1,999833.34.8
$2,000 - $2,999722.85.3
$3,000 or more301.22.4
Not stated451.81.4

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, 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, Dorset Council area - All industries: 1.8% $3,000 or more, Dorset Council area - All industries: 1.2% $2,000 - $2,999, Dorset Council area - All industries: 2.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Dorset Council area - All industries: 3.3% $1,500 - $1,749, Dorset Council area - All industries: 5.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Dorset Council area - All industries: 6.9% $1,000 - $1,249, Dorset Council area - All industries: 12.6% $800 - $999, Dorset Council area - All industries: 13.6% $650 - $799, Dorset Council area - All industries: 13.2% $500 - $649, Dorset Council area - All industries: 13.0% $400 - $499, Dorset Council area - All industries: 7.7% $300 - $399, Dorset Council area - All industries: 7.3% $150 - $299, Dorset Council area - All industries: 5.4% $1 - $149, Dorset Council area - All industries: 4.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Dorset Council area - All industries: 1.4%
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 Dorset Council area 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, 7.2% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 26.0% 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 Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (13.0% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $300 - $399 (7.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (2.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,250 - $1,499 (6.9% compared to 8.9%)

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