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Brighton East

Household income


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In Brighton East, 25% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Brighton East'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 Brighton East. 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?'


Weekly household income
Brighton East - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Bayside %
Negative Income/Nil Income641.21.2
$5000 or more2574.94.9
Not stated65512.411.5

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 Not stated, City of Bayside: 11.5% $5000 or more, City of Bayside: 4.9% $4000-$4999, City of Bayside: 3.7% $3500-$3999, City of Bayside: 4.2% $3000-$3499, City of Bayside: 7.9% $2500-$2999, City of Bayside: 13.6% $2000-$2499, City of Bayside: 6.7% $1500-$1999, City of Bayside: 9.0% $1250-$1499, City of Bayside: 5.5% $1000-$1249, City of Bayside: 5.7% $800-$999, City of Bayside: 5.7% $600-$799, City of Bayside: 5.7% $400-$599, City of Bayside: 6.6% $300-$399, City of Bayside: 4.8% $200-$299, City of Bayside: 2.0% $1-$199, City of Bayside: 1.3% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of Bayside: 1.2% Not stated, Brighton East: 12.4% $5000 or more, Brighton East: 4.9% $4000-$4999, Brighton East: 3.7% $3500-$3999, Brighton East: 4.1% $3000-$3499, Brighton East: 8.6% $2500-$2999, Brighton East: 13.9% $2000-$2499, Brighton East: 6.8% $1500-$1999, Brighton East: 8.9% $1250-$1499, Brighton East: 5.3% $1000-$1249, Brighton East: 5.9% $800-$999, Brighton East: 5.0% $600-$799, Brighton East: 5.5% $400-$599, Brighton East: 6.4% $300-$399, Brighton East: 4.2% $200-$299, Brighton East: 1.8% $1-$199, Brighton East: 1.4% Negative Income/Nil Income, Brighton East: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in Brighton East in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a larger 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 $650 per week).

Overall, 25.1% of the households earned a high income and 20.4% were low income households, compared with 24.4% and 21.6% respectively for City of Bayside.

There were no major differences between Brighton East and City of Bayside in 2011.