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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In Southern Downs Regional Council area, 7.0% 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Public Administration and Safety %
Negative Income/ Nil income1911.40.0
$1 - $1496204.71.6
$150 - $2996524.91.9
$300 - $3998136.11.9
$400 - $4999497.12.3
$500 - $6491,64412.44.7
$650 - $7992,01215.19.3
$800 - $9991,99915.014.7
$1,000 - $1,2491,60112.023.8
$1,250 - $1,4999096.814.5
$1,500 - $1,7496985.210.2
$1,750 - $1,9993652.75.8
$2,000 - $2,9993692.87.4
$3,000 or more2031.51.2
Not stated2722.00.7

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, Public Administration and Safety: 0.7% $3,000 or more, Public Administration and Safety: 1.2% $2,000 - $2,999, Public Administration and Safety: 7.4% $1,750 - $1,999, Public Administration and Safety: 5.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Public Administration and Safety: 10.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Public Administration and Safety: 14.5% $1,000 - $1,249, Public Administration and Safety: 23.8% $800 - $999, Public Administration and Safety: 14.7% $650 - $799, Public Administration and Safety: 9.3% $500 - $649, Public Administration and Safety: 4.7% $400 - $499, Public Administration and Safety: 2.3% $300 - $399, Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% $150 - $299, Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% $1 - $149, Public Administration and Safety: 1.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, Public Administration and Safety: 0.0% Not stated, All industries: 2.0% $3,000 or more, All industries: 1.5% $2,000 - $2,999, All industries: 2.8% $1,750 - $1,999, All industries: 2.7% $1,500 - $1,749, All industries: 5.2% $1,250 - $1,499, All industries: 6.8% $1,000 - $1,249, All industries: 12.0% $800 - $999, All industries: 15.0% $650 - $799, All industries: 15.1% $500 - $649, All industries: 12.4% $400 - $499, All industries: 7.1% $300 - $399, All industries: 6.1% $150 - $299, All industries: 4.9% $1 - $149, All industries: 4.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, All industries: 1.4%
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 Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2016 compared to the Public Administration and Safety workforce within Southern Downs Regional Council area 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, 7.0% of the earned a high income, and 24.3% earned a low income, compared with 14.4% and 7.7% respectively for the Public Administration and Safety workforce within Southern Downs Regional Council area.

The major differences between the weekly income of the in Southern Downs Regional Council area and the Public Administration and Safety workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $500 - $649 (12.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $650 - $799 (15.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (12.0% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1,250 - $1,499 (6.8% compared to 14.5%)

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