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Southern Mallee District Council

Resident workers - Individual income

The Southern Mallee District Council labour force 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 Southern Mallee District Council, 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 Southern Mallee District Council. 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
Southern Mallee District Council - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. South Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income191.90.7
$1 - $149333.33.7
$150 - $299434.34.4
$300 - $399525.34.7
$400 - $499787.95.8
$500 - $64912212.39.2
$650 - $79913413.511.3
$800 - $99912913.013.6
$1,000 - $1,24913413.513.8
$1,250 - $1,499848.59.1
$1,500 - $1,749656.67.6
$1,750 - $1,999313.15.1
$2,000 - $2,999333.36.4
$3,000 or more202.03.1
Not stated131.31.4
Total Persons990100.0100.0

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 Southern Mallee District Council 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, 8.5% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 22.7% earned a low income, compared with 14.7% and 19.3% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the Southern Mallee District Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (12.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (3.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (13.5% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $400 - $499 (7.9% compared to 5.8%)

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