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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Individual income

Southern Downs Regional Council area labour force (Public Administration and Safety) have a lower proportion of people 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 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income00.00.2
$1 - $149142.20.5
$150 - $299121.90.9
$300 - $399121.91.1
$400 - $499203.11.5
$500 - $649355.53.2
$650 - $799579.05.6
$800 - $9998012.610.1
$1,000 - $1,24914923.418.6
$1,250 - $1,4999114.317.3
$1,500 - $1,7496510.215.3
$1,750 - $1,999436.810.2
$2,000 - $2,999528.212.1
$3,000 or more30.52.5
Not stated30.50.9

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, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.9% $3,000 or more, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.5% $2,000 - $2,999, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 12.1% $1,750 - $1,999, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 10.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 15.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 17.3% $1,000 - $1,249, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 18.6% $800 - $999, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 10.1% $650 - $799, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 5.6% $500 - $649, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 3.2% $400 - $499, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 1.5% $300 - $399, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 1.1% $150 - $299, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.9% $1 - $149, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.2% Not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 0.5% $3,000 or more, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 0.5% $2,000 - $2,999, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 8.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 6.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 10.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 14.3% $1,000 - $1,249, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 23.4% $800 - $999, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 12.6% $650 - $799, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 9.0% $500 - $649, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 5.5% $400 - $499, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 3.1% $300 - $399, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% $150 - $299, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% $1 - $149, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 2.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 0.0%
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 (Public Administration and Safety) individual income levels in Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 15.4% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned a high income, and 9.1% earned a low income, compared with 24.8% and 4.2% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Southern Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (23.4% compared to 18.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (10.2% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $2,000 - $2,999 (8.2% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) earned $1,750 - $1,999 (6.8% compared to 10.2%)

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