City of South Perth

Resident workers - Individual income

The City of South Perth labour force have a higher proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Western 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 City of South Perth, 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 City of South Perth. 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
City of South Perth - Persons 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Western Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income1420.70.8
$1 - $1496373.13.5
$150 - $2998514.13.9
$300 - $3997603.74.0
$400 - $4998834.34.7
$500 - $6491,1935.77.2
$650 - $7991,3416.58.5
$800 - $9991,7488.410.7
$1,000 - $1,2492,32511.212.6
$1,250 - $1,4991,9539.49.6
$1,500 - $1,7491,8198.88.6
$1,750 - $1,9991,4607.06.5
$2,000 - $2,9992,75313.311.2
$3,000 or more2,64212.76.7
Not stated2561.21.5
Total Persons20,763100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the City of South Perth in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 33.0% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 15.8% earned a low income, compared with 24.5% and 16.9% respectively for Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (12.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (8.4% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (6.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (13.3% compared to 11.2%)

City of South Perth

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