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Murweh Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

Murweh Shire labour force (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Australia.

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%Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income256.73.7
$1 - $149184.82.9
$150 - $299246.44.9
$300 - $399184.86.0
$400 - $499215.66.9
$500 - $649287.511.0
$650 - $7994612.313.1
$800 - $9995715.313.9
$1,000 - $1,2494311.512.2
$1,250 - $1,499195.17.2
$1,500 - $1,749133.55.3
$1,750 - $1,999174.63.0
$2,000 - $2,999164.33.8
$3,000 or more123.23.6
Not stated164.32.5

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, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.5% $3,000 or more, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.6% $2,000 - $2,999, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 5.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 7.2% $1,000 - $1,249, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 12.2% $800 - $999, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 13.9% $650 - $799, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 13.1% $500 - $649, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 11.0% $400 - $499, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.9% $300 - $399, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.0% $150 - $299, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 4.9% $1 - $149, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Australia - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.7% Not stated, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.3% $3,000 or more, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.2% $2,000 - $2,999, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.1% $1,000 - $1,249, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 11.5% $800 - $999, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 15.3% $650 - $799, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 12.3% $500 - $649, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.5% $400 - $499, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.6% $300 - $399, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.8% $150 - $299, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.4% $1 - $149, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, Murweh Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.7%
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) individual income levels in Murweh Shire in 2016 compared to Australia shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 12.1% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned a high income, and 28.4% earned a low income, compared with 10.5% and 24.4% respectively for Australia.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in Murweh Shire and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned Negative Income/ Nil income (6.7% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned $1 - $149 (4.8% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned $500 - $649 (7.5% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (5.1% compared to 7.2%)

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