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City of Whyalla

Resident workers - Individual income

City of Whyalla labour force have a higher proportion of people 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 in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualifications, Hours worked and Occupations, help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region.  This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

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

Resident workers individual income
City of Whyalla2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%South Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income410.50.7
$1 - $1492843.43.7
$150 - $2993914.74.4
$300 - $3994125.04.7
$400 - $4994956.05.8
$500 - $6497068.59.2
$650 - $7997128.611.3
$800 - $99991211.013.6
$1,000 - $1,24996911.713.8
$1,250 - $1,4997489.09.1
$1,500 - $1,7498169.87.6
$1,750 - $1,9996808.25.1
$2,000 - $2,9997559.16.4
$3,000 or more2463.03.1
Not stated1341.61.4

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

Resident workers individual income, 2016
Resident workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, South Australia : 1.4% $3,000 or more, South Australia : 3.1% $2,000 - $2,999, South Australia : 6.4% $1,750 - $1,999, South Australia : 5.1% $1,500 - $1,749, South Australia : 7.6% $1,250 - $1,499, South Australia : 9.1% $1,000 - $1,249, South Australia : 13.8% $800 - $999, South Australia : 13.6% $650 - $799, South Australia : 11.3% $500 - $649, South Australia : 9.2% $400 - $499, South Australia : 5.8% $300 - $399, South Australia : 4.7% $150 - $299, South Australia : 4.4% $1 - $149, South Australia : 3.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, South Australia : 0.7% Not stated, City of Whyalla - All industries: 1.6% $3,000 or more, City of Whyalla - All industries: 3.0% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Whyalla - All industries: 9.1% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Whyalla - All industries: 8.2% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Whyalla - All industries: 9.8% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Whyalla - All industries: 9.0% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Whyalla - All industries: 11.7% $800 - $999, City of Whyalla - All industries: 11.0% $650 - $799, City of Whyalla - All industries: 8.6% $500 - $649, City of Whyalla - All industries: 8.5% $400 - $499, City of Whyalla - All industries: 6.0% $300 - $399, City of Whyalla - All industries: 5.0% $150 - $299, City of Whyalla - All industries: 4.7% $1 - $149, City of Whyalla - All industries: 3.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Whyalla - All industries: 0.5%
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 resident workers individual income levels in City of Whyalla in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 20.3% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 19.6% earned a low income, compared with 14.7% and 19.3% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in City of Whyalla and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1,750 - $1,999 (8.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (9.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (8.6% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (11.0% compared to 13.6%)

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