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Household income

In Bankstown Balance, 12% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Bankstown Balance'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 Bankstown Balance. 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
Bankstown Balance2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Bankstown City %
Negative Income/Nil Income611.71.5
$1-$199742.12.0
$200-$2991153.33.6
$300-$3992487.17.0
$400-$5993098.910.2
$600-$79934910.09.3
$800-$9992727.87.9
$1000-$12492597.58.1
$1250-$14992707.86.9
$1500-$199938311.010.7
$2000-$24992537.37.9
$2500-$29991644.75.7
$3000-$3499942.73.6
$3500-$3999712.11.8
$4000-$4999571.61.5
$5000 or more411.21.0
Not stated45813.211.1

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, Bankstown City: 1.0% $4000-$4999, Bankstown City: 1.5% $3500-$3999, Bankstown City: 1.8% $3000-$3499, Bankstown City: 3.6% $2500-$2999, Bankstown City: 5.7% $2000-$2499, Bankstown City: 7.9% $1500-$1999, Bankstown City: 10.7% $1250-$1499, Bankstown City: 6.9% $1000-$1249, Bankstown City: 8.1% $800-$999, Bankstown City: 7.9% $600-$799, Bankstown City: 9.3% $400-$599, Bankstown City: 10.2% $300-$399, Bankstown City: 7.0% $200-$299, Bankstown City: 3.6% $1-$199, Bankstown City: 2.0% Negative Income/Nil Income, Bankstown City: 1.5% $5000 or more, Bankstown Balance: 1.2% $4000-$4999, Bankstown Balance: 1.6% $3500-$3999, Bankstown Balance: 2.1% $3000-$3499, Bankstown Balance: 2.7% $2500-$2999, Bankstown Balance: 4.7% $2000-$2499, Bankstown Balance: 7.3% $1500-$1999, Bankstown Balance: 11.0% $1250-$1499, Bankstown Balance: 7.8% $1000-$1249, Bankstown Balance: 7.5% $800-$999, Bankstown Balance: 7.8% $600-$799, Bankstown Balance: 10.0% $400-$599, Bankstown Balance: 8.9% $300-$399, Bankstown Balance: 7.1% $200-$299, Bankstown Balance: 3.3% $1-$199, Bankstown Balance: 2.1% Negative Income/Nil Income, Bankstown Balance: 1.7%
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 Bankstown Balance in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a smaller 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, 12.3% of the households earned a high income and 23.2% were low income households, compared with 13.7% and 24.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The major differences between the household incomes of Bankstown Balance and Bankstown City were:

  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $400-$599 (8.9% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $2500-$2999 (4.7% compared to 5.7%)