The Hills Shire

Local workers - Individual income - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In The Hills Shire, 16.0% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 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 The Hills Shire 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
The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%. New South Wales%
Negative Income/ Nil income30.63.7
$1 - $149173.22.8
$150 - $299326.05.1
$300 - $399305.66.3
$400 - $499326.07.2
$500 - $6496211.511.4
$650 - $7996912.812.7
$800 - $9996411.913.4
$1,000 - $1,2497413.812.0
$1,250 - $1,499376.96.9
$1,500 - $1,749244.55.1
$1,750 - $1,999285.23.1
$2,000 - $2,999366.74.0
$3,000 or more224.13.6
Not stated71.32.6
Total Persons537100.0100.0

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 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, 16.0% of the local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) earned a high income, and 21.2% earned a low income, compared with 10.7% and 25.1% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (0.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (6.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) who earned $1,750 - $1,999 (5.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (13.8% compared to 12.0%)

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