South West RED Region
Resident workers - Individual income
South West RED Region labour force (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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 Region||2016|
|Gross weekly individual income||Number||%||Queensland%|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||3||0.2||0.3||3101|
|$1 - $149||20||1.6||1.2||3102|
|$150 - $299||35||2.7||2.5||3103|
|$300 - $399||41||3.2||3.4||3104|
|$400 - $499||47||3.6||5.2||3105|
|$500 - $649||105||8.1||10.3||3106|
|$650 - $799||180||14.0||13.1||3107|
|$800 - $999||184||14.3||13.7||3108|
|$1,000 - $1,249||205||15.9||14.2||3109|
|$1,250 - $1,499||135||10.5||9.9||3110|
|$1,500 - $1,749||121||9.4||8.2||3111|
|$1,750 - $1,999||77||6.0||5.2||3112|
|$2,000 - $2,999||98||7.6||6.8||3113|
|$3,000 or more||26||2.0||4.8||3114|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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) as well as a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).
Overall, 15.6% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned a high income, and 11.3% earned a low income, compared with 16.9% and 12.6% respectively for Queensland.
The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in South West RED Region and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (15.9% compared to 14.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $3,000 or more (2.0% compared to 4.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $500 - $649 (8.1% compared to 10.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $400 - $499 (3.6% compared to 5.2%)