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Surrey Hills

Household income


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In Surrey Hills, 27% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Surrey Hills'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 Surrey Hills. 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
Surrey Hills - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Boroondara %
Negative Income/Nil Income220.81.9
$5000 or more1755.95.6
Not stated33011.211.2

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 Boroondara: 11.2% $5000 or more, City of Boroondara: 5.6% $4000-$4999, City of Boroondara: 4.2% $3500-$3999, City of Boroondara: 4.5% $3000-$3499, City of Boroondara: 8.2% $2500-$2999, City of Boroondara: 12.7% $2000-$2499, City of Boroondara: 7.1% $1500-$1999, City of Boroondara: 9.5% $1250-$1499, City of Boroondara: 5.9% $1000-$1249, City of Boroondara: 5.8% $800-$999, City of Boroondara: 5.5% $600-$799, City of Boroondara: 5.2% $400-$599, City of Boroondara: 5.7% $300-$399, City of Boroondara: 3.9% $200-$299, City of Boroondara: 1.7% $1-$199, City of Boroondara: 1.5% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of Boroondara: 1.9% Not stated, Surrey Hills: 11.2% $5000 or more, Surrey Hills: 5.9% $4000-$4999, Surrey Hills: 5.3% $3500-$3999, Surrey Hills: 4.9% $3000-$3499, Surrey Hills: 9.3% $2500-$2999, Surrey Hills: 13.3% $2000-$2499, Surrey Hills: 6.2% $1500-$1999, Surrey Hills: 8.6% $1250-$1499, Surrey Hills: 5.5% $1000-$1249, Surrey Hills: 5.0% $800-$999, Surrey Hills: 5.2% $600-$799, Surrey Hills: 5.2% $400-$599, Surrey Hills: 6.6% $300-$399, Surrey Hills: 4.4% $200-$299, Surrey Hills: 1.6% $1-$199, Surrey Hills: 1.1% Negative Income/Nil Income, Surrey Hills: 0.8%
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 Surrey Hills in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a larger proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income households (those earning less than $650 per week).

Overall, 27.4% of the households earned a high income and 19.6% were low income households, compared with 25.5% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences between the household incomes of Surrey Hills and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $3000-$3499 (9.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $4000-$4999 (5.3% compared to 4.2%)