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The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Individual income

The Hills Shire labour force (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than New South Wales.

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

Income statistics in The Hills Shire, 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 The Hills Shire.  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
The Hills Shire2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income30.63.7
$1 - $149122.42.8
$150 - $299357.15.1
$300 - $399397.96.2
$400 - $499306.17.3
$500 - $6495711.511.4
$650 - $7995511.112.8
$800 - $9995811.713.4
$1,000 - $1,2495711.511.9
$1,250 - $1,499255.16.9
$1,500 - $1,749285.75.1
$1,750 - $1,999204.03.1
$2,000 - $2,999367.34.0
$3,000 or more244.83.7
Not stated163.22.6

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, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.6% $3,000 or more, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.7% $2,000 - $2,999, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 4.0% $1,750 - $1,999, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.1% $1,500 - $1,749, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 5.1% $1,250 - $1,499, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.9% $1,000 - $1,249, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 11.9% $800 - $999, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 13.4% $650 - $799, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 12.8% $500 - $649, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 11.4% $400 - $499, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 7.3% $300 - $399, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.2% $150 - $299, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 5.1% $1 - $149, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, New South Wales - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.7% Not stated, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.2% $3,000 or more, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.8% $2,000 - $2,999, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.3% $1,750 - $1,999, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.0% $1,500 - $1,749, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.7% $1,250 - $1,499, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.1% $1,000 - $1,249, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 11.5% $800 - $999, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 11.7% $650 - $799, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 11.1% $500 - $649, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 11.5% $400 - $499, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.1% $300 - $399, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.9% $150 - $299, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.1% $1 - $149, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.6%
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) individual income levels in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 16.2% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned a high income, and 24.0% earned a low income, compared with 10.8% and 25.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned $2,000 - $2,999 (7.3% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned $150 - $299 (7.1% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned Negative Income/ Nil income (0.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned $1,250 - $1,499 (5.1% compared to 6.9%)

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