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South East Overlay

Household income

In South East Overlay, 22% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. South East Overlay'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 South East Overlay. 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
South East Overlay2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Adelaide %
Negative Income/Nil Income662.97.9
$1-$199632.83.5
$200-$299974.34.4
$300-$3991516.66.2
$400-$5991496.56.4
$600-$7991355.96.2
$800-$9991546.76.3
$1000-$12491717.56.7
$1250-$14991617.06.1
$1500-$199926111.410.0
$2000-$24991426.25.7
$2500-$299924310.69.8
$3000-$34991185.14.3
$3500-$3999612.72.1
$4000-$4999522.31.6
$5000 or more361.62.1
Not stated23110.110.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $5000 or more, City of Adelaide: 2.1% $4000-$4999, City of Adelaide: 1.6% $3500-$3999, City of Adelaide: 2.1% $3000-$3499, City of Adelaide: 4.3% $2500-$2999, City of Adelaide: 9.8% $2000-$2499, City of Adelaide: 5.7% $1500-$1999, City of Adelaide: 10.0% $1250-$1499, City of Adelaide: 6.1% $1000-$1249, City of Adelaide: 6.7% $800-$999, City of Adelaide: 6.3% $600-$799, City of Adelaide: 6.2% $400-$599, City of Adelaide: 6.4% $300-$399, City of Adelaide: 6.2% $200-$299, City of Adelaide: 4.4% $1-$199, City of Adelaide: 3.5% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of Adelaide: 7.9% $5000 or more, South East Overlay: 1.6% $4000-$4999, South East Overlay: 2.3% $3500-$3999, South East Overlay: 2.7% $3000-$3499, South East Overlay: 5.1% $2500-$2999, South East Overlay: 10.6% $2000-$2499, South East Overlay: 6.2% $1500-$1999, South East Overlay: 11.4% $1250-$1499, South East Overlay: 7.0% $1000-$1249, South East Overlay: 7.5% $800-$999, South East Overlay: 6.7% $600-$799, South East Overlay: 5.9% $400-$599, South East Overlay: 6.5% $300-$399, South East Overlay: 6.6% $200-$299, South East Overlay: 4.3% $1-$199, South East Overlay: 2.8% Negative Income/Nil Income, South East Overlay: 2.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in South East Overlay in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 22.3% of the households earned a high income and 23.0% were low income households, compared with 20.0% and 28.4% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The major differences between the household incomes of South East Overlay and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $1500-$1999 (11.4% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned Negative Income/Nil Income (2.9% compared to 7.9%)