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Southern Ward
Household income

In Southern Ward, 34% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Southern Ward'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 Southern Ward. 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
Southern Ward2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Bayside %
Negative Income/Nil Income1031.11.2
$5000 or more4404.64.9
Not stated1,06411.111.5

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 $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% $5000 or more, Southern Ward: 4.6% $4000-$4999, Southern Ward: 3.8% $3500-$3999, Southern Ward: 4.6% $3000-$3499, Southern Ward: 8.0% $2500-$2999, Southern Ward: 13.3% $2000-$2499, Southern Ward: 6.9% $1500-$1999, Southern Ward: 9.5% $1250-$1499, Southern Ward: 5.5% $1000-$1249, Southern Ward: 5.8% $800-$999, Southern Ward: 6.8% $600-$799, Southern Ward: 6.1% $400-$599, Southern Ward: 6.6% $300-$399, Southern Ward: 4.1% $200-$299, Southern Ward: 1.2% $1-$199, Southern Ward: 1.1% Negative Income/Nil Income, Southern Ward: 1.1%
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 Southern Ward in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar 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, 34.2% of the households earned a high income and 14.1% were low income households, compared with 34.3% and 15.9% respectively for City of Bayside.

The major difference between the household incomes of Southern Ward and City of Bayside is:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $800-$999 (6.8% compared to 5.7%)