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Murweh Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

Murweh Shire labour force have a lower proportion of males 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 Shire - Males2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income201.90.7
$1 - $149282.72.5
$150 - $299343.32.7
$300 - $399282.73.1
$400 - $499434.23.8
$500 - $649706.86.0
$650 - $79911711.38.7
$800 - $99917116.612.1
$1,000 - $1,24916816.313.8
$1,250 - $1,4991029.910.2
$1,500 - $1,749878.49.1
$1,750 - $1,999484.76.8
$2,000 - $2,999575.511.4
$3,000 or more373.67.5
Not stated212.01.6

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 : 1.6% $3,000 or more, Australia : 7.5% $2,000 - $2,999, Australia : 11.4% $1,750 - $1,999, Australia : 6.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Australia : 9.1% $1,250 - $1,499, Australia : 10.2% $1,000 - $1,249, Australia : 13.8% $800 - $999, Australia : 12.1% $650 - $799, Australia : 8.7% $500 - $649, Australia : 6.0% $400 - $499, Australia : 3.8% $300 - $399, Australia : 3.1% $150 - $299, Australia : 2.7% $1 - $149, Australia : 2.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Australia : 0.7% Not stated, Murweh Shire - All industries: 2.0% $3,000 or more, Murweh Shire - All industries: 3.6% $2,000 - $2,999, Murweh Shire - All industries: 5.5% $1,750 - $1,999, Murweh Shire - All industries: 4.7% $1,500 - $1,749, Murweh Shire - All industries: 8.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Murweh Shire - All industries: 9.9% $1,000 - $1,249, Murweh Shire - All industries: 16.3% $800 - $999, Murweh Shire - All industries: 16.6% $650 - $799, Murweh Shire - All industries: 11.3% $500 - $649, Murweh Shire - All industries: 6.8% $400 - $499, Murweh Shire - All industries: 4.2% $300 - $399, Murweh Shire - All industries: 2.7% $150 - $299, Murweh Shire - All industries: 3.3% $1 - $149, Murweh Shire - All industries: 2.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Murweh Shire - All industries: 1.9%
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 male resident workers individual income levels in Murweh Shire in 2016 compared to Australia 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, 13.8% of the male resident workers earned a high income, and 14.8% earned a low income, compared with 25.7% and 12.8% respectively for Australia.

The major differences between the weekly income of the male resident workers in Murweh Shire and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers earned $800 - $999 (16.6% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers earned $650 - $799 (11.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (5.5% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers earned $3,000 or more (3.6% compared to 7.5%)

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