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Southern Downs Regional Council

Resident workers - Individual income

The Southern Downs Regional Council labour force (Health Care and Social Assistance) have a lower proportion of people 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 in Southern Downs Regional Council, 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 Southern Downs Regional Council.  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
Southern Downs Regional Council2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income60.40.3
$1 - $149161.01.2
$150 - $299402.52.5
$300 - $399583.73.4
$400 - $4991147.25.2
$500 - $64926216.610.3
$650 - $79928017.813.1
$800 - $99921813.813.7
$1,000 - $1,24917811.314.2
$1,250 - $1,4991257.99.9
$1,500 - $1,749875.58.2
$1,750 - $1,999483.05.2
$2,000 - $2,999664.26.8
$3,000 or more523.34.8
Not stated271.71.2

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, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.2% $3,000 or more, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 4.8% $2,000 - $2,999, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 6.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 5.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 9.9% $1,000 - $1,249, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 14.2% $800 - $999, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 13.7% $650 - $799, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 13.1% $500 - $649, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 10.3% $400 - $499, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 5.2% $300 - $399, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.4% $150 - $299, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.5% $1 - $149, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.3% Not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.7% $3,000 or more, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 4.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 5.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.9% $1,000 - $1,249, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 11.3% $800 - $999, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 13.8% $650 - $799, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 17.8% $500 - $649, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 16.6% $400 - $499, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.2% $300 - $399, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.7% $150 - $299, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.5% $1 - $149, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4%
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) individual income levels in the Southern Downs Regional Council in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 10.5% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned a high income, and 14.8% earned a low income, compared with 16.9% and 12.6% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the Southern Downs Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $500 - $649 (16.6% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $650 - $799 (17.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $1,000 - $1,249 (11.3% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) earned $1,500 - $1,749 (5.5% compared to 8.2%)

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