Gunnedah Shire CouncilCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content

Gunnedah Shire

Individual income

census-message-logo

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In the Gunnedah Shire, 10.4% of the population earned an income of $1,750 or more per week in 2016.

Individual Income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Qualifications and Occupation, they help tell the story of the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the Gunnedah Shire. The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including employment status, age (as for instance students and retirees often receive a lower income), qualifications and type of employment.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Individual Income Quartiles.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the total of all income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
Gunnedah Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Regional NSW %
Negative Income/ Nil income6496.77.1
$1-$1493593.74.0
$150-$299 7107.37.7
$300-$399 98010.110.8
$400-$499 1,00310.410.3
$500-$649 7948.28.7
$650-$7997828.18.3
$800-$999 8228.58.2
$1,000-$1249 6867.17.6
$1250-$14994754.94.8
$1500-$17493834.03.9
$1750-$19992983.12.8
$2000-$29994684.83.7
$3000 or more2442.51.8
Not stated1,03010.610.2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly individual income, 2016
Weekly individual income, 2016 Not stated, Regional NSW: 10.2% $3000 or more, Regional NSW: 1.8% $2000-$2999, Regional NSW: 3.7% $1750-$1999, Regional NSW: 2.8% $1500-$1749, Regional NSW: 3.9% $1250-$1499, Regional NSW: 4.8% $1,000-$1249 , Regional NSW: 7.6% $800-$999 , Regional NSW: 8.2% $650-$799, Regional NSW: 8.3% $500-$649 , Regional NSW: 8.7% $400-$499 , Regional NSW: 10.3% $300-$399 , Regional NSW: 10.8% $150-$299 , Regional NSW: 7.7% $1-$149, Regional NSW: 4.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Regional NSW: 7.1% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 10.6% $3000 or more, Gunnedah Shire: 2.5% $2000-$2999, Gunnedah Shire: 4.8% $1750-$1999, Gunnedah Shire: 3.1% $1500-$1749, Gunnedah Shire: 4.0% $1250-$1499, Gunnedah Shire: 4.9% $1,000-$1249 , Gunnedah Shire: 7.1% $800-$999 , Gunnedah Shire: 8.5% $650-$799, Gunnedah Shire: 8.1% $500-$649 , Gunnedah Shire: 8.2% $400-$499 , Gunnedah Shire: 10.4% $300-$399 , Gunnedah Shire: 10.1% $150-$299 , Gunnedah Shire: 7.3% $1-$149, Gunnedah Shire: 3.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Gunnedah Shire: 6.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a higher proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 10.4% of the population earned a high income, and 38.2% earned a low income, compared with 8.3% and 40.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major difference between the Gunnedah Shire's individual incomes and Regional NSW's individual incomes is:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $2000-$2999 (4.8% compared to 3.7%)

v17.07.25-1.0.0