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Shire of Ashburton

Individual income

In the Shire of Ashburton, 50% 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 the Shire of Ashburton. 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
Shire of Ashburton - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Regional WA %
Negative Income/ Nil income4054.97.1
$1-$199 2503.06.4
$200-$299 1561.99.5
$300-$399 1561.98.8
$400-$599 2833.410.6
$600-$799 2453.09.0
$800-$999 2653.27.0
$1000-$1249 3864.77.2
$1250-$1499 4956.05.6
$1500-$1999 98612.07.7
$2000 or more 3,13138.19.6
Not stated1,45517.711.5

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, Regional WA: 11.5% $2000 or more , Regional WA: 9.6% $1500-$1999 , Regional WA: 7.7% $1250-$1499 , Regional WA: 5.6% $1000-$1249 , Regional WA: 7.2% $800-$999 , Regional WA: 7.0% $600-$799 , Regional WA: 9.0% $400-$599 , Regional WA: 10.6% $300-$399 , Regional WA: 8.8% $200-$299 , Regional WA: 9.5% $1-$199 , Regional WA: 6.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Regional WA: 7.1% Not stated, Shire of Ashburton: 17.7% $2000 or more , Shire of Ashburton: 38.1% $1500-$1999 , Shire of Ashburton: 12.0% $1250-$1499 , Shire of Ashburton: 6.0% $1000-$1249 , Shire of Ashburton: 4.7% $800-$999 , Shire of Ashburton: 3.2% $600-$799 , Shire of Ashburton: 3.0% $400-$599 , Shire of Ashburton: 3.4% $300-$399 , Shire of Ashburton: 1.9% $200-$299 , Shire of Ashburton: 1.9% $1-$199 , Shire of Ashburton: 3.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Shire of Ashburton: 4.9%
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 the Shire of Ashburton in 2011 compared to Regional WA 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, 50.1% of the population earned a high income, and 11.8% earned a low income, compared with 17.4% and 31.7% respectively for Regional WA.

The major differences between the Shire of Ashburton's individual incomes and Regional WA's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (38.1% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $200-$299 (1.9% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $400-$599 (3.4% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (1.9% compared to 8.8%)

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