Qld slips down list of median household incomes: Census data

QUEENSLAND has slipped a spot on the list of median household incomes with residents in the sunshine state now coming second last in the earnings stakes.

In the 2011 Census Queensland came in fifth on the list of median weekly household incomes - with most families bringing in around $1235 a week. 

And while the 2016 Census shows Queenslanders are earning more than they were six years ago - the current median weekly household income now sits at $1402 - the state has slipped from fifth to sixth spot. 

Indeed the only state or territory where the median weekly household income is lower than in Queensland is South Australia where households get by on $1206 a week. 

State/Territory Median Weekly Household Income (2016)
Australian Capital Territory $2,070
Northern Territory $1,983
Western Australia $1,595
New South Wales $1,486
Victoria $1,419
Queensland  $1,402
South Australia $1,206


The state with the highest income in both Censuses has been the Australian Capital Territory with the Northern Territory coming in at second. 

State/Territory Median Weekly Household Income (2011)
Australian Capital Territory $1,920
Northern Territory $1,674
Western Australia $1,415
New South Wales $1,237
Queensland  $1,235
Victoria $1,216
South Australia $1,044

Meanwhile Victoria has overtaken Queensland causing it to slip down a spot. 

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