Whitsunday

Sources of income

Households in Whitsunday have a lower amount of disposable income compared to Queensland.

Household disposable income is a measure of the amount of income available to an average household in the area. It varies depending on the jobs held by the residents, amount of property and business income, and cash benefits provided by government, which are related to the socio-economic status of the area. Areas with high unemployment, large numbers of retirees and others out of the workforce may have a high cash benefits component.

This information gives an insight into both the sources of income and how much your residents have available to spend in the area. This dataset should be viewed in conjunction with Worker productivity, Local workers income data, and Gross Regional Product data on the size of the residential economy.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Sources of income per household
Whitsunday2020/212015/16Change
Economic measure$Queensland$$ Queensland$2015/16 to 2020/21
Wages & salaries83,027.6087,201.9377,738.9084,048.98+5,289
Property income12,483.2416,166.7515,213.6718,288.35-2,730
Business income22,120.4318,408.6919,983.8615,049.95+2,137
Superannuation7,366.3110,055.838,101.9910,779.63-736
Cash benefits21,240.5019,570.2117,509.7117,355.36+3,731
Total income before tax146,238.08151,403.42138,548.14145,522.27+7,690
Tax paid-21,983.16-22,783.21-19,749.91-21,627.48-2,233
Interest paid-4,533.03-5,940.90-7,815.54-9,121.47+3,283
Other payments/statistical discrepancy16,875.5616,087.0916,523.0014,730.12+353
Total disposable income136,597.46138,866.41127,505.69129,603.44+9,092
Ratio of cash benefits to tax paid0.970.860.890.800

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).Data are based on a 2018-19 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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