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Quilpie Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

Quilpie Shire labour force have a lower 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
Quilpie Shire2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income245.30.8
$1 - $149132.93.4
$150 - $299143.14.0
$300 - $399173.84.3
$400 - $499368.05.2
$500 - $6494710.48.2
$650 - $7996013.310.3
$800 - $9995913.112.4
$1,000 - $1,2496013.313.2
$1,250 - $1,499449.79.4
$1,500 - $1,749255.58.1
$1,750 - $1,999173.85.6
$2,000 - $2,999276.08.5
$3,000 or more00.05.1
Not stated92.01.6

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 : 5.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Australia : 8.5% $1,750 - $1,999, Australia : 5.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Australia : 8.1% $1,250 - $1,499, Australia : 9.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Australia : 13.2% $800 - $999, Australia : 12.4% $650 - $799, Australia : 10.3% $500 - $649, Australia : 8.2% $400 - $499, Australia : 5.2% $300 - $399, Australia : 4.3% $150 - $299, Australia : 4.0% $1 - $149, Australia : 3.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Australia : 0.8% Not stated, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 2.0% $3,000 or more, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 0.0% $2,000 - $2,999, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 6.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 3.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 5.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 9.7% $1,000 - $1,249, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 13.3% $800 - $999, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 13.1% $650 - $799, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 13.3% $500 - $649, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 10.4% $400 - $499, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 8.0% $300 - $399, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 3.8% $150 - $299, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 3.1% $1 - $149, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 2.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 5.3%
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 Quilpie 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, 9.7% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 23.0% earned a low income, compared with 19.2% and 17.7% respectively for Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned Negative Income/ Nil income (5.3% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (13.3% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $400 - $499 (8.0% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (0.0% compared to 5.1%)

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