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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, 20.4% of the male 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 industries - Males2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %
Negative Income/ Nil income7881.30.8
$1 - $1491,7612.90.6
$150 - $2991,5882.61.6
$300 - $3991,8293.02.7
$400 - $4992,2723.72.8
$500 - $6493,8736.46.6
$650 - $7996,04710.08.9
$800 - $9998,41013.814.6
$1,000 - $1,2499,06314.917.1
$1,250 - $1,4996,17610.214.2
$1,500 - $1,7495,4639.010.2
$1,750 - $1,9993,8756.48.9
$2,000 - $2,9995,6959.47.2
$3,000 or more2,8154.62.1
Not stated1,1021.81.5

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, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.5% $3,000 or more, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 7.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 8.9% $1,500 - $1,749, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 10.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 14.2% $1,000 - $1,249, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 17.1% $800 - $999, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 14.6% $650 - $799, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 8.9% $500 - $649, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 6.6% $400 - $499, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.8% $300 - $399, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.7% $150 - $299, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.6% $1 - $149, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.8% Not stated, All industries: 1.8% $3,000 or more, All industries: 4.6% $2,000 - $2,999, All industries: 9.4% $1,750 - $1,999, All industries: 6.4% $1,500 - $1,749, All industries: 9.0% $1,250 - $1,499, All industries: 10.2% $1,000 - $1,249, All industries: 14.9% $800 - $999, All industries: 13.8% $650 - $799, All industries: 10.0% $500 - $649, All industries: 6.4% $400 - $499, All industries: 3.7% $300 - $399, All industries: 3.0% $150 - $299, All industries: 2.6% $1 - $149, All industries: 2.9% 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 male individual income levels in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to the Transport, Postal and Warehousing male workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 20.4% of the male earned a high income, and 13.6% earned a low income, compared with 18.2% and 8.6% respectively for the Transport, Postal and Warehousing male workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

The major differences between the weekly income of the male in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and the Transport, Postal and Warehousing male workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of male local workers who earned $3,000 or more (4.6% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of male local workers who earned $1 - $149 (2.9% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers who earned $1,250 - $1,499 (10.2% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers who earned $1,750 - $1,999 (6.4% compared to 8.9%)

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