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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 Tamworth Regional Council, 7.3% 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 Tamworth Regional Council. 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
Tamworth Regional Council - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Regional NSW %
Negative Income/ Nil income3,0886.57.1
$1-$1491,7983.84.0
$150-$299 3,3057.07.7
$300-$399 4,80410.110.8
$400-$499 4,6269.710.3
$500-$649 4,0958.68.7
$650-$7994,3979.28.3
$800-$999 4,7149.98.2
$1,000-$1249 4,1028.67.6
$1250-$14992,3164.94.8
$1500-$17491,7953.83.9
$1750-$19991,2672.72.8
$2000-$29991,5723.33.7
$3000 or more6541.41.8
Not stated5,02010.610.2

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 NSW: 10.2% $3000 or more, Regional NSW: 1.8% $2000-$2999, Regional NSW: 3.7% $1750-$1999, Regional NSW: 2.8% $1500-$1749, Regional NSW: 3.9% $1250-$1499, Regional NSW: 4.8% $1,000-$1249 , Regional NSW: 7.6% $800-$999 , Regional NSW: 8.2% $650-$799, Regional NSW: 8.3% $500-$649 , Regional NSW: 8.7% $400-$499 , Regional NSW: 10.3% $300-$399 , Regional NSW: 10.8% $150-$299 , Regional NSW: 7.7% $1-$149, Regional NSW: 4.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Regional NSW: 7.1% Not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: 10.6% $3000 or more, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.4% $2000-$2999, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.3% $1750-$1999, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.7% $1500-$1749, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.8% $1250-$1499, Tamworth Regional Council: 4.9% $1,000-$1249 , Tamworth Regional Council: 8.6% $800-$999 , Tamworth Regional Council: 9.9% $650-$799, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.2% $500-$649 , Tamworth Regional Council: 8.6% $400-$499 , Tamworth Regional Council: 9.7% $300-$399 , Tamworth Regional Council: 10.1% $150-$299 , Tamworth Regional Council: 7.0% $1-$149, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.5%
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a lower proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 7.3% of the population earned a high income, and 37.1% earned a low income, compared with 8.3% and 40.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between Tamworth Regional Council's individual incomes and Regional NSW's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $800-$999 (9.9% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $1,000-$1249 (8.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $650-$799 (9.2% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $150-$299 (7.0% compared to 7.7%)

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