RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

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Light Regional Council

Sources of income

Households in Light Regional Council have a higher amount of disposable income compared to South Australia.

Household disposable income is a measure of the amount of income available to an average household in the area. It varies depending on the jobs held by the residents, amount of property and business income, and cash benefits provided by government, which are related to the socio-economic status of the area. Areas with high unemployment, large numbers of retirees and others out of the workforce may have a high cash benefits component.

This information gives an insight into both the sources of income and how much your residents have available to spend in the area. This dataset should be viewed in conjunction with Worker productivity, Local workers income data, and Gross Regional Product data on the size of the residential economy.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Sources of income per household
Light Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
Economic measure$South Australia$$ South Australia$2013/14 to 2018/19
Wages & salaries85,197.8166,988.5680,454.4367,602.81+4,743
Property income13,627.2914,850.0514,052.5915,451.74-425
Business income29,924.5624,835.8520,037.3012,720.82+9,887
Superannuation8,374.868,775.108,364.858,760.88+10
Cash benefits16,118.9116,599.0519,212.4118,179.91-3,094
Total income before tax153,243.43132,048.61142,121.59122,716.15+11,122
Tax paid-20,569.45-17,669.50-18,974.06-15,943.87-1,595
Interest paid-6,831.59-6,030.51-8,708.86-7,339.60+1,877
Other payments/statistical discrepancy17,423.7612,574.7916,384.9912,115.38+1,039
Total disposable income143,266.16121,023.38130,823.67111,648.05+12,442
Ratio of cash benefits to tax paid0.780.941.011.140

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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