RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile

rda-dd-sw logo

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 14.3% of the local workers 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 the 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, Qualification and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Data source

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

Current area:
Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Gender:
reset
reset
export
  • Excel
  • Word
Local workers individual income
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Information Media and Telecommunications%
Negative Income/ Nil income1,4871.30
$1 - $1494,3783.83.0
$150 - $2994,5403.92.3
$300 - $3995,1874.53.3
$400 - $4996,4025.54.8
$500 - $64910,8249.38.1
$650 - $79914,00712.112.2
$800 - $99915,83513.618.6
$1,000 - $1,24915,74713.519.7
$1,250 - $1,49910,3168.911.0
$1,500 - $1,7498,8307.66.2
$1,750 - $1,9995,6524.95.0
$2,000 - $2,9997,4766.43.9
$3,000 or more3,5513.10.5
Not stated1,9991.71.5
Total Persons116,231100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
loading animation

Dominant groups

Analysis of the individual income levels in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Information Media and Telecommunications 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, 14.3% of the local workers earned a high income, and 18.9% earned a low income, compared with 9.3% and 13.4% respectively for Information Media and Telecommunications.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Information Media and Telecommunications were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (13.5% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $800 - $999 (13.6% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $3,000 or more (3.1% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (6.4% compared to 3.9%)

To continue building your economic story go to...

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile