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South West RED Region

Resident workers - Individual income

South West RED Region labour force (Mining) 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
South West RED Region2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income00.00.3
$1 - $14900.00.2
$150 - $29900.00.3
$300 - $39900.00.3
$400 - $49941.40.5
$500 - $64931.00.9
$650 - $79951.71.5
$800 - $99972.43.3
$1,000 - $1,249289.76.4
$1,250 - $1,4993211.17.7
$1,500 - $1,7493512.210.5
$1,750 - $1,9993612.512.4
$2,000 - $2,9999633.333.2
$3,000 or more3512.220.9
Not stated72.41.5

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, Queensland - Mining  : 1.5% $3,000 or more, Queensland - Mining  : 20.9% $2,000 - $2,999, Queensland - Mining  : 33.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Queensland - Mining  : 12.4% $1,500 - $1,749, Queensland - Mining  : 10.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Queensland - Mining  : 7.7% $1,000 - $1,249, Queensland - Mining  : 6.4% $800 - $999, Queensland - Mining  : 3.3% $650 - $799, Queensland - Mining  : 1.5% $500 - $649, Queensland - Mining  : 0.9% $400 - $499, Queensland - Mining  : 0.5% $300 - $399, Queensland - Mining  : 0.3% $150 - $299, Queensland - Mining  : 0.3% $1 - $149, Queensland - Mining  : 0.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland - Mining  : 0.3% Not stated, South West RED Region - Mining: 2.4% $3,000 or more, South West RED Region - Mining: 12.2% $2,000 - $2,999, South West RED Region - Mining: 33.3% $1,750 - $1,999, South West RED Region - Mining: 12.5% $1,500 - $1,749, South West RED Region - Mining: 12.2% $1,250 - $1,499, South West RED Region - Mining: 11.1% $1,000 - $1,249, South West RED Region - Mining: 9.7% $800 - $999, South West RED Region - Mining: 2.4% $650 - $799, South West RED Region - Mining: 1.7% $500 - $649, South West RED Region - Mining: 1.0% $400 - $499, South West RED Region - Mining: 1.4% $300 - $399, South West RED Region - Mining: 0.0% $150 - $299, South West RED Region - Mining: 0.0% $1 - $149, South West RED Region - Mining: 0.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, South West RED Region - Mining: 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 (Mining) individual income levels in South West RED Region 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 similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 58.0% of the resident workers (Mining) earned a high income, and 1.4% earned a low income, compared with 66.6% and 1.6% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Mining) in South West RED Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (11.1% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (9.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (12.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) earned $3,000 or more (12.2% compared to 20.9%)

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