RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Individual income

The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region labour force have a higher proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

Income statistics the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%
Negative Income/ Nil income1,5251.35.1
$1 - $1494,4223.83.3
$150 - $2994,6624.05.2
$300 - $3995,3884.66.2
$400 - $4996,5265.65.9
$500 - $64911,0629.59.7
$650 - $79914,23312.212.1
$800 - $99916,09913.813.9
$1,000 - $1,24915,99313.713.1
$1,250 - $1,49910,3848.97.6
$1,500 - $1,7498,7357.55.2
$1,750 - $1,9995,4304.72.8
$2,000 - $2,9996,8355.93.6
$3,000 or more3,1622.73.7
Not stated2,0331.72.8
Total Persons116,489100.0100.0

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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 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, 13.2% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 19.3% earned a low income, compared with 10.1% and 25.7% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned Negative Income/ Nil income (1.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1,500 - $1,749 (7.5% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (5.9% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1,750 - $1,999 (4.7% compared to 2.8%)

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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