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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Individual income - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 10.3% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing earned $1,750 or more per week.

Individual Income is an indicator of socio-economic status, skills and occupations required in a particular industry. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to evaluate the economic opportunities of people in an industry.

The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including the person's employment status, age, qualifications and type of employment undertaken by the person.

Wages in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region can vary greatly across industry sectors. As well as being related to the type of jobs and qualifications required in a particular industry, income levels can be related to the level of part-time employment, Occupations, Qualifications and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Local workers individual income
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Mining %
Negative Income/ Nil income6495.00.3
$1 - $1494303.30.2
$150 - $2996815.30.3
$300 - $3997836.10.1
$400 - $4997876.10.6
$500 - $6491,2589.81.3
$650 - $7991,55112.01.6
$800 - $9991,76513.73.9
$1,000 - $1,2491,67813.08.0
$1,250 - $1,4999887.78.7
$1,500 - $1,7496384.910.7
$1,750 - $1,9993903.014.4
$2,000 - $2,9994533.533.2
$3,000 or more4833.715.3
Not stated3682.91.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers individual income, 2016
Local workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, Mining: 1.5% $3,000 or more, Mining: 15.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Mining: 33.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Mining: 14.4% $1,500 - $1,749, Mining: 10.7% $1,250 - $1,499, Mining: 8.7% $1,000 - $1,249, Mining: 8.0% $800 - $999, Mining: 3.9% $650 - $799, Mining: 1.6% $500 - $649, Mining: 1.3% $400 - $499, Mining: 0.6% $300 - $399, Mining: 0.1% $150 - $299, Mining: 0.3% $1 - $149, Mining: 0.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Mining: 0.3% Not stated, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.9% $3,000 or more, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.5% $1,750 - $1,999, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.9% $1,250 - $1,499, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.7% $1,000 - $1,249, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 13.0% $800 - $999, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 13.7% $650 - $799, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 12.0% $500 - $649, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 9.8% $400 - $499, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.1% $300 - $399, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.1% $150 - $299, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.3% $1 - $149, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.0%
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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing individual income levels in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to the Mining workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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, 10.3% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing earned a high income, and 25.8% earned a low income, compared with 63.0% and 1.5% respectively for the Mining workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

The major differences between the weekly income of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and the Mining workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $650 - $799 (12.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (3.5% compared to 33.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $3,000 or more (3.7% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1,750 - $1,999 (3.0% compared to 14.4%)

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