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Household income

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the City of Adelaide, 18% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2016.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The City of Adelaide's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the City of Adelaide. It is important to note that income data is not necessarily a measure of wealth. For example, if an area has a large number of retirees this will produce a higher proportion of households with low income but the retirees may have large capital wealth. For this reason, household income should be viewed in conjunction with Age and Household Composition.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Household 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?'

Households

Weekly household income
City of Adelaide - Total households (Enumerated)2016
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Adelaide %
Neg/Nil Income7668.31.5
$1 - $1491671.80.8
$150 - $2993984.32.4
$300 - $3993714.03.4
$400 - $4994615.07.5
$500 - $6493864.25.1
$650 - $7994224.68.0
$800 - $9995475.97.6
$1,000 - $1,2496437.08.9
$1,250 - $1,4995866.47.6
$1,500 - $1,7494885.36.1
$1,750 - $1,9994825.25.6
$2,000 - $2,49992610.09.8
$2,500 - $2,999 3654.05.9
$3,000 - $3,4992412.63.6
$3,500 - $3,9994835.22.7
$4,000 - $4,4991261.41.3
$4,500 - $4,9991611.71.2
$5,000 - $5,9991341.51.1
$6,000 - $7,9991751.90.8
$8,000 or more190.20.1
Not stated8819.59.2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly household income, 2016
Weekly household income, 2016 $8,000 or more, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% $6,000 - $7,999, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% $5,000 - $5,999, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% $4,500 - $4,999, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% $4,000 - $4,499, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% $3,500 - $3,999, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% $3,000 - $3,499, Greater Adelaide: 3.6% $2,500 - $2,999 , Greater Adelaide: 5.9% $2,000 - $2,499, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% $1,250 - $1,499, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% $1,000 - $1,249, Greater Adelaide: 8.9% $800 - $999, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% $650 - $799, Greater Adelaide: 8.0% $500 - $649, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% $400 - $499, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% $300 - $399, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% $150 - $299, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% $1 - $149, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Neg/Nil Income, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% $8,000 or more, City of Adelaide: 0.2% $6,000 - $7,999, City of Adelaide: 1.9% $5,000 - $5,999, City of Adelaide: 1.5% $4,500 - $4,999, City of Adelaide: 1.7% $4,000 - $4,499, City of Adelaide: 1.4% $3,500 - $3,999, City of Adelaide: 5.2% $3,000 - $3,499, City of Adelaide: 2.6% $2,500 - $2,999 , City of Adelaide: 4.0% $2,000 - $2,499, City of Adelaide: 10.0% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Adelaide: 5.2% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Adelaide: 5.3% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Adelaide: 6.4% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Adelaide: 7.0% $800 - $999, City of Adelaide: 5.9% $650 - $799, City of Adelaide: 4.6% $500 - $649, City of Adelaide: 4.2% $400 - $499, City of Adelaide: 5.0% $300 - $399, City of Adelaide: 4.0% $150 - $299, City of Adelaide: 4.3% $1 - $149, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Neg/Nil Income, City of Adelaide: 8.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the City of Adelaide in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income households (those earning less than $650 per week).

Overall, 18.5% of the households earned a high income and 27.6% were low income households, compared with 16.7% and 20.6% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the household incomes of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $3,500 - $3,999 (5.2% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $650 - $799 (4.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $400 - $499 (5.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (7.0% compared to 8.9%)

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