The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.
Income statistics Wollongong City, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualification , Hours worked and Occupations , help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of Wollongong City. 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|
|Wollongong City - Persons||2016|
|Gross weekly individual income||Number||%||New South Wales%|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||512||0.6||0.7|
|$1 - $149||3,440||3.9||3.2|
|$150 - $299||3,960||4.5||3.8|
|$300 - $399||4,101||4.6||4.3|
|$400 - $499||5,057||5.7||5.2|
|$500 - $649||7,518||8.5||8.1|
|$650 - $799||8,815||10.0||10.2|
|$800 - $999||10,167||11.5||12.3|
|$1,000 - $1,249||11,036||12.5||13.0|
|$1,250 - $1,499||8,099||9.2||9.2|
|$1,500 - $1,749||7,336||8.3||8.0|
|$1,750 - $1,999||5,587||6.3||5.8|
|$2,000 - $2,999||7,883||8.9||9.0|
|$3,000 or more||3,468||3.9||5.8|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in Wollongong City in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a similar proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).
Overall, 19.2% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 19.3% earned a low income, compared with 20.6% and 17.1% respectively for Victoria.
The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in Wollongong City and New South Wales were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (3.9% compared to 5.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers earned $1 - $149 (3.9% compared to 3.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (11.5% compared to 12.3%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers earned $150 - $299 (4.5% compared to 3.8%)