RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Individual income

The Limestone Coast region labour force (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) have a similar proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than South Australia.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics the Limestone Coast region, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualification , Hours worked and Occupations , help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the Limestone Coast region. This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers individual income
Limestone Coast region - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. South Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income000.7
$1 - $149223.02.0
$150 - $299375.03.0
$300 - $399273.63.1
$400 - $499354.73.7
$500 - $6498010.85.8
$650 - $7997610.27.8
$800 - $99912116.311.5
$1,000 - $1,24911014.813.9
$1,250 - $1,499739.811.2
$1,500 - $1,749456.010.2
$1,750 - $1,999243.26.3
$2,000 - $2,999608.111.9
$3,000 or more233.18.2
Not stated111.50.8
Total Persons744100.0100.0

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a similar 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, 14.4% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned a high income, and 16.3% earned a low income, compared with 26.4% and 12.5% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned $3,000 or more (3.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned $500 - $649 (10.8% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned $800 - $999 (16.3% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (6.0% compared to 10.2%)

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