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In Bankstown, 4% 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 Bankstown. 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
Bankstown - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Bankstown City %
Negative Income/ Nil income3,09813.210.8
$1-$199 1,9898.58.4
$200-$299 3,45614.713.8
$300-$399 2,47910.611.0
$400-$599 2,57711.011.3
$600-$799 2,42210.310.1
$800-$999 1,7027.37.7
$1000-$1249 1,4126.06.5
$1250-$1499 7063.04.2
$1500-$1999 6852.94.5
$2000 or more 3261.42.8
Not stated2,61111.18.9

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, Bankstown City: 8.9% $2000 or more , Bankstown City: 2.8% $1500-$1999 , Bankstown City: 4.5% $1250-$1499 , Bankstown City: 4.2% $1000-$1249 , Bankstown City: 6.5% $800-$999 , Bankstown City: 7.7% $600-$799 , Bankstown City: 10.1% $400-$599 , Bankstown City: 11.3% $300-$399 , Bankstown City: 11.0% $200-$299 , Bankstown City: 13.8% $1-$199 , Bankstown City: 8.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Bankstown City: 10.8% Not stated, Bankstown: 11.1% $2000 or more , Bankstown: 1.4% $1500-$1999 , Bankstown: 2.9% $1250-$1499 , Bankstown: 3.0% $1000-$1249 , Bankstown: 6.0% $800-$999 , Bankstown: 7.3% $600-$799 , Bankstown: 10.3% $400-$599 , Bankstown: 11.0% $300-$399 , Bankstown: 10.6% $200-$299 , Bankstown: 14.7% $1-$199 , Bankstown: 8.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Bankstown: 13.2%
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 Bankstown in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 4.3% of the population earned a high income, and 47.0% earned a low income, compared with 7.3% and 44.0% respectively for Bankstown City.

The major differences between Bankstown's individual incomes and Bankstown City's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (13.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1500-$1999 (2.9% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (1.4% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1250-$1499 (3.0% compared to 4.2%)