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City of Launceston

Local workers - Individual income - Accommodation and Food Services

In City of Launceston, 2.0% of the Accommodation and Food Services earned $1,750 or more per week.

Individual Income is an indicator of socio-economic status, skills and occupations required in a particular industry. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to evaluate the economic opportunities of people in an industry.

The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including the person's employment status, age, qualifications and type of employment undertaken by the person.

Wages in Northern Tasmania Region can vary greatly across industry sectors. As well as being related to the type of jobs and qualifications required in a particular industry, income levels can be related to the level of part-time employment, Occupations, Qualifications and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Local workers individual income
City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Tasmania %
Negative Income/ Nil income281.01.3
$1 - $14953319.015.7
$150 - $29934812.412.1
$300 - $39931011.010.3
$400 - $49932911.711.3
$500 - $64935712.713.5
$650 - $79934212.211.6
$800 - $9992308.210.4
$1,000 - $1,2491605.76.8
$1,250 - $1,499461.62.4
$1,500 - $1,749321.11.4
$1,750 - $1,999220.80.6
$2,000 - $2,999190.70.8
$3,000 or more140.50.8
Not stated381.41.3

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 by .id , the population experts.

Local workers individual income, 2016
Local workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, Tasmania: 1.3% $3,000 or more, Tasmania: 0.8% $2,000 - $2,999, Tasmania: 0.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Tasmania: 0.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Tasmania: 1.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Tasmania: 2.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Tasmania: 6.8% $800 - $999, Tasmania: 10.4% $650 - $799, Tasmania: 11.6% $500 - $649, Tasmania: 13.5% $400 - $499, Tasmania: 11.3% $300 - $399, Tasmania: 10.3% $150 - $299, Tasmania: 12.1% $1 - $149, Tasmania: 15.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Tasmania: 1.3% Not stated, City of Launceston: 1.4% $3,000 or more, City of Launceston: 0.5% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Launceston: 0.7% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Launceston: 0.8% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Launceston: 1.1% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Launceston: 1.6% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Launceston: 5.7% $800 - $999, City of Launceston: 8.2% $650 - $799, City of Launceston: 12.2% $500 - $649, City of Launceston: 12.7% $400 - $499, City of Launceston: 11.7% $300 - $399, City of Launceston: 11.0% $150 - $299, City of Launceston: 12.4% $1 - $149, City of Launceston: 19.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Launceston: 1.0%
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 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, 2.0% of the Accommodation and Food Services earned a high income, and 55.1% earned a low income, compared with 2.1% and 50.6% respectively for Tasmania.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1 - $149 (19.0% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $300 - $399 (11.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $800 - $999 (8.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (5.7% compared to 6.8%)

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