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Western Downs Regional Council area

Sources of income

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

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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Sources of income per household
Western Downs Regional Council area2017/182012/13Change
Name$Regional QLD $$Regional QLD $2012/13 to 2017/18
Wages & salaries69,055.3671,153.5278,662.5074,147.68-9,607
Property income13,717.2113,814.0113,066.1414,966.95+651
Business income45,808.6114,618.8028,008.5213,184.42+17,800
Superannuation8,170.187,619.816,974.767,357.62+1,195
Cash benefits15,996.3017,784.8317,516.4018,203.06-1,520
Total income before tax152,747.67124,990.98144,228.32127,859.73+8,519
Tax paid-27,443.72-18,641.55-22,131.77-17,386.23-5,312
Interest paid-6,677.93-7,590.38-7,542.46-10,448.82+865
Other payments/statistical discrepancy19,044.9314,092.8220,014.1914,851.82-969
Total disposable income137,670.94112,951.87134,568.28114,976.51+3,103
Ratio of cash benefits to tax paid0.580.950.791.05--

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Sources of income per household
Sources of income per household Western Downs Regional Council area, Cash benefits: 10.5% Western Downs Regional Council area, Superannuation: 5.3% Western Downs Regional Council area, Business income: 30.0% Western Downs Regional Council area, Property income: 9.0% Western Downs Regional Council area, Wages & salaries: 45.2% Regional QLD, Cash benefits: 14.2% Regional QLD, Superannuation: 6.1% Regional QLD, Business income: 11.7% Regional QLD, Property income: 11.1% Regional QLD, Wages & salaries: 56.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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