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In City South, 17% of the population earned an income of $1,500 or more per week in 2011.

Individual Income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Qualifications and Occupation, they help tell the story of the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of City South. The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including employment status, age (as for instance students and retirees often receive a lower income), qualifications and type of employment.

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

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
City South - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Adelaide %
Negative Income/ Nil income30013.315.9
$1-$199 1305.86.6
$200-$299 1838.17.7
$300-$399 1948.66.8
$400-$599 1998.88.2
$600-$799 1737.77.5
$800-$999 1647.36.6
$1000-$1249 1607.16.8
$1250-$1499 1476.55.5
$1500-$1999 1938.57.0
$2000 or more 1878.38.8
Not stated22410.012.5

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

Weekly individual income, 2011
Weekly individual income, 2011 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 12.5% $2000 or more , City of Adelaide: 8.8% $1500-$1999 , City of Adelaide: 7.0% $1250-$1499 , City of Adelaide: 5.5% $1000-$1249 , City of Adelaide: 6.8% $800-$999 , City of Adelaide: 6.6% $600-$799 , City of Adelaide: 7.5% $400-$599 , City of Adelaide: 8.2% $300-$399 , City of Adelaide: 6.8% $200-$299 , City of Adelaide: 7.7% $1-$199 , City of Adelaide: 6.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Adelaide: 15.9% Not stated, City South: 10.0% $2000 or more , City South: 8.3% $1500-$1999 , City South: 8.5% $1250-$1499 , City South: 6.5% $1000-$1249 , City South: 7.1% $800-$999 , City South: 7.3% $600-$799 , City South: 7.7% $400-$599 , City South: 8.8% $300-$399 , City South: 8.6% $200-$299 , City South: 8.1% $1-$199 , City South: 5.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, City South: 13.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in City South in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 16.9% of the population earned a high income, and 35.8% earned a low income, compared with 15.8% and 37.0% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The major differences between City South's individual incomes and the City of Adelaide's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (8.6% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $1500-$1999 (8.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $1250-$1499 (6.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (13.3% compared to 15.9%)