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RDA Northern Territory

Individual income

In the RDA Northern Territory, 15% 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 Northern Territory. 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 Northern Territory - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Darwin %
Negative Income/ Nil income10,6396.56.4
$1-$199 12,0167.34.5
$200-$299 15,5029.45.0
$300-$399 10,2386.25.4
$400-$599 12,3807.57.3
$600-$799 14,6018.99.3
$800-$999 14,7259.010.4
$1000-$1249 16,0269.711.6
$1250-$1499 11,8167.28.7
$1500-$1999 14,3218.710.3
$2000 or more 10,0076.17.2
Not stated22,23113.514.0

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, Greater Darwin: 14.0% $2000 or more , Greater Darwin: 7.2% $1500-$1999 , Greater Darwin: 10.3% $1250-$1499 , Greater Darwin: 8.7% $1000-$1249 , Greater Darwin: 11.6% $800-$999 , Greater Darwin: 10.4% $600-$799 , Greater Darwin: 9.3% $400-$599 , Greater Darwin: 7.3% $300-$399 , Greater Darwin: 5.4% $200-$299 , Greater Darwin: 5.0% $1-$199 , Greater Darwin: 4.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Darwin: 6.4% Not stated, RDA Northern Territory: 13.5% $2000 or more , RDA Northern Territory: 6.1% $1500-$1999 , RDA Northern Territory: 8.7% $1250-$1499 , RDA Northern Territory: 7.2% $1000-$1249 , RDA Northern Territory: 9.7% $800-$999 , RDA Northern Territory: 9.0% $600-$799 , RDA Northern Territory: 8.9% $400-$599 , RDA Northern Territory: 7.5% $300-$399 , RDA Northern Territory: 6.2% $200-$299 , RDA Northern Territory: 9.4% $1-$199 , RDA Northern Territory: 7.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, RDA Northern Territory: 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 RDA Northern Territory in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin 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, 14.8% of the population earned a high income, and 29.4% earned a low income, compared with 17.4% and 21.4% respectively for Greater Darwin.

The major differences between the RDA Northern Territory's individual incomes and Greater Darwin's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $200-$299 (9.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $1-$199 (7.3% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1000-$1249 (9.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1500-$1999 (8.7% compared to 10.3%)

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