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West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Individual income

West Tamar Council area labour force have a higher 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
West Tamar Council area2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Tasmania%
Negative Income/ Nil income620.60.7
$1 - $1493964.03.7
$150 - $2994885.04.5
$300 - $3995055.15.0
$400 - $4996596.76.4
$500 - $6499629.810.2
$650 - $7991,13211.512.2
$800 - $9991,34713.713.6
$1,000 - $1,2491,27012.913.6
$1,250 - $1,4998398.58.9
$1,500 - $1,7497167.37.3
$1,750 - $1,9995155.24.8
$2,000 - $2,9995595.75.3
$3,000 or more2322.42.4
Not stated1611.61.4

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, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 1.6% $3,000 or more, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 2.4% $2,000 - $2,999, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 5.7% $1,750 - $1,999, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 5.2% $1,500 - $1,749, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 7.3% $1,250 - $1,499, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 8.5% $1,000 - $1,249, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 12.9% $800 - $999, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 13.7% $650 - $799, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 11.5% $500 - $649, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 9.8% $400 - $499, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 6.7% $300 - $399, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 5.1% $150 - $299, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 5.0% $1 - $149, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 4.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 0.6%
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 West Tamar Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a higher 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, 13.3% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 21.4% 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 West Tamar Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $150 - $299 (5.0% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1,750 - $1,999 (5.2% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (11.5% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,000 - $1,249 (12.9% compared to 13.6%)

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