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South West Corner

Individual income

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In South West Corner, 7.9% of the population earned an income of $1,750 or more per week in 2016.

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 South West Corner. 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 income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
South West Corner - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Adelaide %
Negative Income/ Nil income30221.318.4
$1 - $149584.14.2
$150 - $299 966.87.1
$300 - $399 1208.46.2
$400 - $499 886.25.7
$500 - $649 916.45.8
$650 - $799936.54.9
$800 - $999 966.85.8
$1,000 - $1,249 866.16.3
$1,250 - $1,499735.24.7
$1,500 - $1,749614.34.4
$1,750 - $1,999433.03.5
$2,000 - $2,999463.35.4
$3,000 or more231.64.9
Not stated14210.012.8

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

Weekly individual income, 2016
Weekly individual income, 2016 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 12.8% $3,000 or more, City of Adelaide: 4.9% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Adelaide: 5.4% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Adelaide: 3.5% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Adelaide: 4.4% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Adelaide: 4.7% $1,000 - $1,249 , City of Adelaide: 6.3% $800 - $999 , City of Adelaide: 5.8% $650 - $799, City of Adelaide: 4.9% $500 - $649 , City of Adelaide: 5.8% $400 - $499 , City of Adelaide: 5.7% $300 - $399 , City of Adelaide: 6.2% $150 - $299 , City of Adelaide: 7.1% $1 - $149, City of Adelaide: 4.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Adelaide: 18.4% Not stated, South West Corner: 10.0% $3,000 or more, South West Corner: 1.6% $2,000 - $2,999, South West Corner: 3.3% $1,750 - $1,999, South West Corner: 3.0% $1,500 - $1,749, South West Corner: 4.3% $1,250 - $1,499, South West Corner: 5.2% $1,000 - $1,249 , South West Corner: 6.1% $800 - $999 , South West Corner: 6.8% $650 - $799, South West Corner: 6.5% $500 - $649 , South West Corner: 6.4% $400 - $499 , South West Corner: 6.2% $300 - $399 , South West Corner: 8.4% $150 - $299 , South West Corner: 6.8% $1 - $149, South West Corner: 4.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, South West Corner: 21.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in South West Corner in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 7.9% of the population earned a high income, and 46.8% earned a low income, compared with 13.7% and 41.6% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (21.3% compared to 18.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300 - $399 (8.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $3,000 or more (1.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (3.3% compared to 5.4%)

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