Income

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In 2011, household incomes of Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people were significantly lower than the reported Australian average.

The reported median weekly household income for the region was $987, compared with the Queensland average of $1,453 and the Australian average of $1,481.

The median weekly individual income for an individual living in the Torres Strait region was $387, compared to the Queensland average of $587 and the Australian average of $577.