RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region

Local workers - Individual income - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

In the Limestone Coast region, 12.3% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services local workers 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 the Limestone Coast 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, Qualification and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Local workers individual income
Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. South Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income000.7
$1 - $149152.22.0
$150 - $299294.22.9
$300 - $399304.33.1
$400 - $499344.93.7
$500 - $6497711.05.8
$650 - $7997410.67.8
$800 - $99911516.511.6
$1,000 - $1,24911015.813.9
$1,250 - $1,499699.911.2
$1,500 - $1,749446.310.2
$1,750 - $1,999294.26.4
$2,000 - $2,999344.911.8
$3,000 or more233.38.0
Not stated142.00.8
Total Persons697100.0100.0

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 individual income levels in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to South Australia 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, 12.3% of the local workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) earned a high income, and 15.5% earned a low income, compared with 26.1% and 12.5% respectively for South Australia.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (4.9% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) who earned $500 - $649 (11.0% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) who earned $800 - $999 (16.5% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) who earned $3,000 or more (3.3% compared to 8.0%)

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