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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 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 - All industries2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services %
Negative Income/ Nil income1,4871.31.1
$1 - $1494,3783.81.7
$150 - $2994,5403.92.3
$300 - $3995,1874.53.8
$400 - $4996,4025.55.4
$500 - $64910,8249.38.9
$650 - $79914,00712.114.4
$800 - $99915,83513.615.9
$1,000 - $1,24915,74713.513.8
$1,250 - $1,49910,3168.97.4
$1,500 - $1,7498,8307.67.9
$1,750 - $1,9995,6524.93.8
$2,000 - $2,9997,4766.46.4
$3,000 or more3,5513.15.4
Not stated1,9991.71.6

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, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.6% $3,000 or more, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 5.4% $2,000 - $2,999, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 6.4% $1,750 - $1,999, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 3.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 7.9% $1,250 - $1,499, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 7.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 13.8% $800 - $999, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 15.9% $650 - $799, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 14.4% $500 - $649, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 8.9% $400 - $499, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 5.4% $300 - $399, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 3.8% $150 - $299, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 2.3% $1 - $149, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.1% Not stated, All industries: 1.7% $3,000 or more, All industries: 3.1% $2,000 - $2,999, All industries: 6.4% $1,750 - $1,999, All industries: 4.9% $1,500 - $1,749, All industries: 7.6% $1,250 - $1,499, All industries: 8.9% $1,000 - $1,249, All industries: 13.5% $800 - $999, All industries: 13.6% $650 - $799, All industries: 12.1% $500 - $649, All industries: 9.3% $400 - $499, All industries: 5.5% $300 - $399, All industries: 4.5% $150 - $299, All industries: 3.9% $1 - $149, All industries: 3.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, All industries: 1.3%
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 individual income levels in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 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, 14.3% of the earned a high income, and 18.9% earned a low income, compared with 15.7% and 14.4% respectively for the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

The major differences between the weekly income of the in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $1 - $149 (3.8% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $650 - $799 (12.1% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $3,000 or more (3.1% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $800 - $999 (13.6% compared to 15.9%)

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