RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Western Downs Regional Council area

Sources of income

Households in the Western Downs Regional Council area have a higher amount of disposable income compared to Queensland.

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
Western Downs Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
Economic measure$Queensland$$ Queensland$2013/14 to 2018/19
Wages & salaries70,033.7280,917.1277,684.3982,352.10-7,651
Property income13,689.6817,209.8613,733.9918,299.36-44
Business income39,194.5814,607.1724,629.3411,255.38+14,565
Cash benefits18,629.9215,860.8617,278.7417,465.64+1,351
Total income before tax149,550.09138,764.52141,202.67139,747.93+8,347
Tax paid-22,538.96-21,984.74-21,363.15-19,805.01-1,176
Interest paid-4,764.43-7,435.42-8,069.96-9,433.10+3,306
Other payments/statistical discrepancy18,547.0114,185.5516,968.0714,261.81+1,579
Total disposable income140,793.71123,629.91128,737.62124,871.64+12,056
Ratio of cash benefits to tax paid0.830.720.810.880

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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