Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Individual income

The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area labour force have a higher proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than NSW.

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

Income statistics the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. NSW%
Negative Income/ Nil income1520.50.7
$1 - $1499883.43.2
$150 - $2998352.83.8
$300 - $3998562.94.3
$400 - $4991,0403.55.2
$500 - $6491,6555.68.1
$650 - $7992,4098.210.2
$800 - $9993,21910.912.3
$1,000 - $1,2493,83413.013.0
$1,250 - $1,4993,33011.39.2
$1,500 - $1,7493,05410.48.0
$1,750 - $1,9992,0937.15.8
$2,000 - $2,9993,86213.19.0
$3,000 or more1,6945.85.8
Not stated3821.31.6
Total Persons29,403100.0100.0

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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016 compared to NSW shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 26.0% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 13.2% 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 the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (13.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (5.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1,500 - $1,749 (10.4% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1,250 - $1,499 (11.3% compared to 9.2%)

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