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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Household income

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 10% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. It is important to note that income data is not necessarily a measure of wealth. For example, if an area has a large number of retirees this will produce a higher proportion of households with low income but the retirees may have large capital wealth. For this reason, household income should be viewed in conjunction with Age and Household Composition.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Household 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?'

Households

Weekly household income
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Regional QLD %
Negative Income/Nil Income1,2071.31.3
$1-$1991,5071.61.5
$200-$2992,5642.72.7
$300-$3996,8197.26.4
$400-$59910,86911.510.6
$600-$7999,66710.29.5
$800-$9998,5409.08.7
$1000-$12498,1248.68.0
$1250-$14997,3247.87.4
$1500-$199910,44111.110.9
$2000-$24996,7627.27.5
$2500-$29994,5484.86.2
$3000-$34992,6412.83.5
$3500-$39999301.01.4
$4000-$49996780.71.0
$5000 or more7570.81.0
Not stated11,02611.712.3

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $5000 or more, Regional QLD: 1.0% $4000-$4999, Regional QLD: 1.0% $3500-$3999, Regional QLD: 1.4% $3000-$3499, Regional QLD: 3.5% $2500-$2999, Regional QLD: 6.2% $2000-$2499, Regional QLD: 7.5% $1500-$1999, Regional QLD: 10.9% $1250-$1499, Regional QLD: 7.4% $1000-$1249, Regional QLD: 8.0% $800-$999, Regional QLD: 8.7% $600-$799, Regional QLD: 9.5% $400-$599, Regional QLD: 10.6% $300-$399, Regional QLD: 6.4% $200-$299, Regional QLD: 2.7% $1-$199, Regional QLD: 1.5% Negative Income/Nil Income, Regional QLD: 1.3% $5000 or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.8% $4000-$4999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.7% $3500-$3999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.0% $3000-$3499, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.8% $2500-$2999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.8% $2000-$2499, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.2% $1500-$1999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.1% $1250-$1499, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.8% $1000-$1249, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.6% $800-$999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.0% $600-$799, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 10.2% $400-$599, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.5% $300-$399, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.2% $200-$299, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.7% $1-$199, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.6% Negative Income/Nil Income, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a smaller proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 10.1% of the households earned a high income and 24.3% were low income households, compared with 13.2% and 22.6% respectively for Regional QLD.

The major difference between the household incomes of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Regional QLD is:

  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $2500-$2999 (4.8% compared to 6.2%)

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