Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Resident workers - Individual income

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area. 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
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income2130.70.7
$1 - $1491,2234.13.2
$150 - $2991,2164.13.8
$300 - $3991,5515.24.3
$400 - $4991,9406.55.2
$500 - $6493,24310.98.1
$650 - $7993,81812.910.2
$800 - $9994,06213.712.3
$1,000 - $1,2493,66612.413.0
$1,250 - $1,4992,3978.19.2
$1,500 - $1,7491,9616.68.0
$1,750 - $1,9991,4354.85.8
$2,000 - $2,9991,6245.59.0
$3,000 or more7772.65.8
Not stated5361.81.6
Total Persons29,662100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area 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, 12.9% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 20.7% 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (5.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (2.6% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (10.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (12.9% compared to 10.2%)

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

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