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Migrant income in Australia

15 September 2015 by News Desk

jobs_constructionSkilled male migrants in Australia earned $17.1 billion from full time employee jobs in 2010 while Skilled female migrants earned $8.4 billion.

Latest available figures show average weekly total earnings for male migrant employees was $1,183.40 in 2010 while for female employees it was $765.30, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The major occupation groups Sales Workers, and Community and Personal Service Workers, had the majority of people employed part-time (56% and 51% respectively). These two groups also have a relatively high proportion of females.

Most Skilled stream migrants were between 25 to 44 years old in 2010. They generated 77% ($21.2 billion) of total Skilled income. Skilled males aged 35 to 44 years had the highest average Employee income ($65,713).

Average employee income of Skilled females was around $40,000 for each 10-year age grouping between 25 to 54 years and $30,500 for those over 55 years of age. The highest average Employee income for Skilled females was $39,909 for those aged 45 to 54 years.

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