RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Resident workers - Individual income

The RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region labour force have a similar proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Queensland.

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

Income statistics the RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income1,2511.30.8
$1 - $1493,9584.03.5
$150 - $2994,6164.63.9
$300 - $3995,6945.74.3
$400 - $4997,1327.15.2
$500 - $64911,27211.38.6
$650 - $79913,55813.611.1
$800 - $99913,86213.913.1
$1,000 - $1,24912,49512.513.5
$1,250 - $1,4997,4477.59.4
$1,500 - $1,7496,4576.58.1
$1,750 - $1,9993,8253.85.3
$2,000 - $2,9994,4784.57.6
$3,000 or more2,0242.04.1
Not stated1,8321.81.6
Total Persons99,901100.0100.0

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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 10.3% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 22.7% earned a low income, compared with 17.0% and 17.7% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (4.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $500 - $649 (11.3% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (13.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (2.0% compared to 4.1%)

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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

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