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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Individual income

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

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 7.8% 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Regional QLD %
Negative Income/ Nil income15,1287.27.8
$1-$1498,6204.14.0
$150-$299 15,0767.27.4
$300-$399 20,4629.79.4
$400-$499 19,8999.59.1
$500-$649 18,1268.68.4
$650-$79918,2188.78.3
$800-$999 18,4408.88.4
$1,000-$1249 17,7098.48.1
$1250-$149911,0285.25.2
$1500-$17499,2114.44.4
$1750-$19995,7182.72.8
$2000-$29997,1723.44.0
$3000 or more3,5931.72.1
Not stated21,77110.410.5

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 QLD: 10.5% $3000 or more, Regional QLD: 2.1% $2000-$2999, Regional QLD: 4.0% $1750-$1999, Regional QLD: 2.8% $1500-$1749, Regional QLD: 4.4% $1250-$1499, Regional QLD: 5.2% $1,000-$1249 , Regional QLD: 8.1% $800-$999 , Regional QLD: 8.4% $650-$799, Regional QLD: 8.3% $500-$649 , Regional QLD: 8.4% $400-$499 , Regional QLD: 9.1% $300-$399 , Regional QLD: 9.4% $150-$299 , Regional QLD: 7.4% $1-$149, Regional QLD: 4.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Regional QLD: 7.8% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 10.4% $3000 or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.7% $2000-$2999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.4% $1750-$1999, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.7% $1500-$1749, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.4% $1250-$1499, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.2% $1,000-$1249 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.4% $800-$999 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.8% $650-$799, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.7% $500-$649 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.6% $400-$499 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.5% $300-$399 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.7% $150-$299 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.2% $1-$149, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.2%
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 7.8% of the population earned a high income, and 37.7% earned a low income, compared with 8.9% and 37.7% respectively for Regional QLD.

There were no major differences between RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Regional QLD in 2016.

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