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Paroo Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

The Paroo Shire labour force (Mining) have a similar proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Queensland.

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

Income statistics the Paroo Shire, 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 Paroo Shire. 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
Paroo Shire - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income000.3
$1 - $149000.2
$150 - $299000.3
$300 - $399000.3
$400 - $499000.5
$500 - $649000.9
$650 - $799001.5
$800 - $999003.3
$1,000 - $1,249006.4
$1,250 - $1,499007.7
$1,500 - $1,7490010.5
$1,750 - $1,9990012.4
$2,000 - $2,9990033.2
$3,000 or more0020.9
Not stated001.5
Total Persons0100.0100.0

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 Paroo Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a similar 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, 0% of the resident workers (Mining) earned a high income, and 0% earned a low income, compared with 66.6% and 1.6% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Mining) in the Paroo Shire and Queensland were:

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