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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Individual income

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 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 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 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Regional QLD %
Negative Income/ Nil income12,9886.67.0
$1-$199 14,5627.47.1
$200-$299 21,95611.110.9
$300-$399 22,48711.410.5
$400-$599 26,96413.612.8
$600-$799 23,93312.111.3
$800-$999 17,2308.78.3
$1000-$1249 14,8697.57.5
$1250-$1499 9,4194.85.0
$1500-$1999 10,1955.25.6
$2000 or more 6,6523.44.8
Not stated16,3758.39.2

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 QLD: 9.2% $2000 or more , Regional QLD: 4.8% $1500-$1999 , Regional QLD: 5.6% $1250-$1499 , Regional QLD: 5.0% $1000-$1249 , Regional QLD: 7.5% $800-$999 , Regional QLD: 8.3% $600-$799 , Regional QLD: 11.3% $400-$599 , Regional QLD: 12.8% $300-$399 , Regional QLD: 10.5% $200-$299 , Regional QLD: 10.9% $1-$199 , Regional QLD: 7.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, Regional QLD: 7.0% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.3% $2000 or more , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.4% $1500-$1999 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.2% $1250-$1499 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.8% $1000-$1249 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.5% $800-$999 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.7% $600-$799 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 12.1% $400-$599 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 13.6% $300-$399 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.4% $200-$299 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.1% $1-$199 , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.6%
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 8.5% of the population earned a high income, and 36.4% earned a low income, compared with 10.4% and 35.6% respectively for Regional QLD.

The major differences between the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's individual incomes and Regional QLD's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (11.4% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $600-$799 (12.1% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $400-$599 (13.6% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (3.4% compared to 4.8%)

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