Sunshine Coast

Local workers - Individual income - All industries

In Sunshine Coast, 11.8% of the local workers earned $1,750 or more per week.

Individual Income is an indicator of socio-economic status, skills and occupations required in a particular industry. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to evaluate the economic opportunities of people in an industry.

The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including the person's employment status, age, qualifications and type of employment undertaken by the person.

Wages in Sunshine Coast can vary greatly across industry sectors. As well as being related to the type of jobs and qualifications required in a particular industry, income levels can be related to the level of part-time employment, Occupations, Qualification and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Local workers individual income
Sunshine Coast - All industries 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. Queensland%
Negative Income/ Nil income9500.90.8
$1 - $1494,7584.33.5
$150 - $2995,0794.63.9
$300 - $3995,5905.04.3
$400 - $4997,2566.55.2
$500 - $64911,64310.58.6
$650 - $79914,13812.811.2
$800 - $99915,12213.613.1
$1,000 - $1,24914,27612.913.5
$1,250 - $1,4999,2618.49.4
$1,500 - $1,7497,9537.28.1
$1,750 - $1,9994,5704.15.2
$2,000 - $2,9995,4915.07.5
$3,000 or more3,0332.74.0
Not stated1,7451.61.6
Total Persons110,865100.0100.0

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 individual income levels in Sunshine Coast 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, 11.8% of the local workers earned a high income, and 21.3% earned a low income, compared with 16.7% and 17.7% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local workers in Sunshine Coast and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (5.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $500 - $649 (10.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $650 - $799 (12.8% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who earned $400 - $499 (6.5% compared to 5.2%)

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