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Meander Valley Council area

Resident workers - Individual income

The Meander Valley Council area labour force have a similar proportion of persons 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 the Meander Valley Council area, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualification , Hours worked and Occupations , help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the Meander Valley Council area. This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers individual income
Meander Valley Council area - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Tasmania%
Negative Income/ Nil income770.90.7
$1 - $1493263.93.7
$150 - $2994134.94.5
$300 - $3995066.05.0
$400 - $4995776.86.4
$500 - $64995011.210.2
$650 - $7991,09813.012.2
$800 - $9991,15013.613.6
$1,000 - $1,2491,10913.113.6
$1,250 - $1,4997218.58.9
$1,500 - $1,7495646.77.3
$1,750 - $1,9993694.44.8
$2,000 - $2,9993263.95.3
$3,000 or more1421.72.4
Not stated1291.51.4
Total Persons8,457100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the Meander Valley Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a similar 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, 9.9% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 22.5% earned a low income, compared with 12.5% and 20.3% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the Meander Valley Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (3.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (11.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $300 - $399 (6.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (13.0% compared to 12.2%)

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