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Murweh Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

Murweh Shire labour force have a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

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
Murweh Shire2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%RDA Darling Downs and South West Region%
Negative Income/ Nil income442.11.3
$1 - $149743.63.8
$150 - $299844.14.0
$300 - $399763.74.6
$400 - $4991105.45.6
$500 - $6491828.99.5
$650 - $79925012.212.2
$800 - $99931115.113.8
$1,000 - $1,24930214.713.7
$1,250 - $1,4991778.68.9
$1,500 - $1,7491537.57.5
$1,750 - $1,999904.44.7
$2,000 - $2,9991014.95.9
$3,000 or more542.62.7
Not stated452.21.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers individual income, 2016
Resident workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 1.7% $3,000 or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 2.7% $2,000 - $2,999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 5.9% $1,750 - $1,999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 4.7% $1,500 - $1,749, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 7.5% $1,250 - $1,499, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 8.9% $1,000 - $1,249, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 13.7% $800 - $999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 13.8% $650 - $799, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 12.2% $500 - $649, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 9.5% $400 - $499, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 5.6% $300 - $399, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 4.6% $150 - $299, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 4.0% $1 - $149, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 3.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region : 1.3% Not stated, Murweh Shire - All industries: 2.2% $3,000 or more, Murweh Shire - All industries: 2.6% $2,000 - $2,999, Murweh Shire - All industries: 4.9% $1,750 - $1,999, Murweh Shire - All industries: 4.4% $1,500 - $1,749, Murweh Shire - All industries: 7.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Murweh Shire - All industries: 8.6% $1,000 - $1,249, Murweh Shire - All industries: 14.7% $800 - $999, Murweh Shire - All industries: 15.1% $650 - $799, Murweh Shire - All industries: 12.2% $500 - $649, Murweh Shire - All industries: 8.9% $400 - $499, Murweh Shire - All industries: 5.4% $300 - $399, Murweh Shire - All industries: 3.7% $150 - $299, Murweh Shire - All industries: 4.1% $1 - $149, Murweh Shire - All industries: 3.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, Murweh Shire - All industries: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in Murweh Shire in 2016 compared to RDA Darling Downs and South West Region shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 11.9% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 18.9% earned a low income, compared with 13.2% and 19.3% respectively for RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in Murweh Shire and RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (15.1% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1,000 - $1,249 (14.7% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (4.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $300 - $399 (3.7% compared to 4.6%)

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