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Parkes Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

Parkes Shire labour force have a similar proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than New South Wales.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics Parkes Shire, 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 Parkes Shire. This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Data source

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

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Resident workers individual income
Parkes Shire - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income641.10.7
$1 - $1492574.43.2
$150 - $2992714.63.8
$300 - $3992834.84.3
$400 - $4993746.45.2
$500 - $64958510.08.1
$650 - $79968811.810.2
$800 - $99975512.912.3
$1,000 - $1,24971612.313.0
$1,250 - $1,4995138.89.2
$1,500 - $1,7494036.98.0
$1,750 - $1,9993195.55.8
$2,000 - $2,9993816.59.0
$3,000 or more1352.35.8
Not stated1001.71.6
Total Persons5,844100.0100.0

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 Parkes Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 14.3% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 21.4% earned a low income, compared with 20.6% and 17.1% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in Parkes Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (2.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (6.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (10.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (11.8% compared to 10.2%)

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