RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
Resident workers - Individual income
The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region labour force have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Health Care and Social Assistance.
The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.
Income statistics in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualifications, Hours worked and Occupations, help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers individual income|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region||2016|
|Gross weekly individual income||Number||%||Health Care and Social Assistance%|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||1,525||1.3||0.2||3101|
|$1 - $149||4,422||3.8||1.2||3102|
|$150 - $299||4,662||4.0||2.4||3103|
|$300 - $399||5,388||4.6||3.5||3104|
|$400 - $499||6,526||5.6||5.5||3105|
|$500 - $649||11,062||9.5||11.5||3106|
|$650 - $799||14,233||12.2||14.8||3107|
|$800 - $999||16,099||13.8||14.4||3108|
|$1,000 - $1,249||15,993||13.7||13.8||3109|
|$1,250 - $1,499||10,384||8.9||9.5||3110|
|$1,500 - $1,749||8,735||7.5||7.4||3111|
|$1,750 - $1,999||5,430||4.7||4.5||3112|
|$2,000 - $2,999||6,835||5.9||6.0||3113|
|$3,000 or more||3,162||2.7||3.9||3114|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Health Care and Social Assistance shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher 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 14.5% and 12.8% respectively for Health Care and Social Assistance.
The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Health Care and Social Assistance were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1 - $149 (3.8% compared to 1.2%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers earned $150 - $299 (4.0% compared to 2.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (12.2% compared to 14.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (9.5% compared to 11.5%)