RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Resident workers - Individual income

The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula 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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, 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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula. 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
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. South Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income461.80.7
$1 - $149983.93.7
$150 - $299973.84.4
$300 - $3991385.44.7
$400 - $4991957.75.8
$500 - $6492379.39.2
$650 - $79929111.511.3
$800 - $99934713.713.6
$1,000 - $1,24935914.213.8
$1,250 - $1,4991987.89.1
$1,500 - $1,7491636.47.6
$1,750 - $1,9991064.25.1
$2,000 - $2,9991495.96.4
$3,000 or more562.23.1
Not stated562.21.4
Total Persons2,536100.0100.0

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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula 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, 12.3% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 22.6% 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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $400 - $499 (7.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,250 - $1,499 (7.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,500 - $1,749 (6.4% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned Negative Income/ Nil income (1.8% compared to 0.7%)

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

economic profile