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Western Downs Regional Council area

Local workers - Individual income - Health Care and Social Assistance

In Western Downs Regional Council area, 13.1% of the Health Care and Social Assistance 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
Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Queensland %
Negative Income/ Nil income90.80.3
$1 - $149171.51.2
$150 - $299393.42.5
$300 - $399443.93.4
$400 - $499796.95.2
$500 - $64914312.510.3
$650 - $79916014.013.2
$800 - $99917215.113.8
$1,000 - $1,24914612.814.2
$1,250 - $1,499918.09.9
$1,500 - $1,749796.98.2
$1,750 - $1,999504.45.2
$2,000 - $2,999524.66.8
$3,000 or more484.24.8
Not stated131.11.2

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, Queensland: 1.2% $3,000 or more, Queensland: 4.8% $2,000 - $2,999, Queensland: 6.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Queensland: 5.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Queensland: 8.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Queensland: 9.9% $1,000 - $1,249, Queensland: 14.2% $800 - $999, Queensland: 13.8% $650 - $799, Queensland: 13.2% $500 - $649, Queensland: 10.3% $400 - $499, Queensland: 5.2% $300 - $399, Queensland: 3.4% $150 - $299, Queensland: 2.5% $1 - $149, Queensland: 1.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland: 0.3% Not stated, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.1% $3,000 or more, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.2% $2,000 - $2,999, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.6% $1,750 - $1,999, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.4% $1,500 - $1,749, Western Downs Regional Council area: 6.9% $1,250 - $1,499, Western Downs Regional Council area: 8.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Western Downs Regional Council area: 12.8% $800 - $999, Western Downs Regional Council area: 15.1% $650 - $799, Western Downs Regional Council area: 14.0% $500 - $649, Western Downs Regional Council area: 12.5% $400 - $499, Western Downs Regional Council area: 6.9% $300 - $399, Western Downs Regional Council area: 3.9% $150 - $299, Western Downs Regional Council area: 3.4% $1 - $149, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.8%
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 Health Care and Social Assistance individual income levels in Western Downs Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 13.1% of the Health Care and Social Assistance earned a high income, and 16.5% earned a low income, compared with 16.8% and 12.6% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the Health Care and Social Assistance in Western Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $500 - $649 (12.5% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $400 - $499 (6.9% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (4.6% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $1,250 - $1,499 (8.0% compared to 9.9%)

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