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In the Gunnedah Shire, 9% of the population earned an income of $1,500 or more per week in 2011.

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 wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
Gunnedah Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Regional NSW %
Negative Income/ Nil income6196.56.5
$1-$199 7247.67.6
$200-$299 1,15612.113.0
$300-$399 1,23513.012.9
$400-$599 1,29413.613.7
$600-$799 1,04811.010.8
$800-$999 7017.47.6
$1000-$1249 5545.86.6
$1250-$1499 3804.04.3
$1500-$1999 4895.15.3
$2000 or more 3924.13.9
Not stated9349.87.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly individual income, 2011
Weekly individual income, 2011 Not stated, Regional NSW: 7.7% $2000 or more , Regional NSW: 3.9% $1500-$1999 , Regional NSW: 5.3% $1250-$1499 , Regional NSW: 4.3% $1000-$1249 , Regional NSW: 6.6% $800-$999 , Regional NSW: 7.6% $600-$799 , Regional NSW: 10.8% $400-$599 , Regional NSW: 13.7% $300-$399 , Regional NSW: 12.9% $200-$299 , Regional NSW: 13.0% $1-$199 , Regional NSW: 7.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, Regional NSW: 6.5% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 9.8% $2000 or more , Gunnedah Shire: 4.1% $1500-$1999 , Gunnedah Shire: 5.1% $1250-$1499 , Gunnedah Shire: 4.0% $1000-$1249 , Gunnedah Shire: 5.8% $800-$999 , Gunnedah Shire: 7.4% $600-$799 , Gunnedah Shire: 11.0% $400-$599 , Gunnedah Shire: 13.6% $300-$399 , Gunnedah Shire: 13.0% $200-$299 , Gunnedah Shire: 12.1% $1-$199 , Gunnedah Shire: 7.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, Gunnedah Shire: 6.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (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 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 9.2% of the population earned a high income, and 39.2% earned a low income, compared with 9.2% and 40.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the Gunnedah Shire's individual incomes and Regional NSW's individual incomes were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $200-$299 (12.1% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1000-$1249 (5.8% compared to 6.6%)

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