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In Canterbury, 28% 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 Canterbury. 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
Canterbury - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Boroondara %
Negative Income/ Nil income68010.610.6
$1-$199 4737.47.8
$200-$299 3535.56.2
$300-$399 4747.46.5
$400-$599 5688.88.8
$600-$799 4517.07.9
$800-$999 4056.37.2
$1000-$1249 4857.57.9
$1250-$1499 3675.76.2
$1500-$1999 5278.28.3
$2000 or more 1,28019.916.2
Not stated3645.76.3

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, City of Boroondara: 6.3% $2000 or more , City of Boroondara: 16.2% $1500-$1999 , City of Boroondara: 8.3% $1250-$1499 , City of Boroondara: 6.2% $1000-$1249 , City of Boroondara: 7.9% $800-$999 , City of Boroondara: 7.2% $600-$799 , City of Boroondara: 7.9% $400-$599 , City of Boroondara: 8.8% $300-$399 , City of Boroondara: 6.5% $200-$299 , City of Boroondara: 6.2% $1-$199 , City of Boroondara: 7.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Boroondara: 10.6% Not stated, Canterbury: 5.7% $2000 or more , Canterbury: 19.9% $1500-$1999 , Canterbury: 8.2% $1250-$1499 , Canterbury: 5.7% $1000-$1249 , Canterbury: 7.5% $800-$999 , Canterbury: 6.3% $600-$799 , Canterbury: 7.0% $400-$599 , Canterbury: 8.8% $300-$399 , Canterbury: 7.4% $200-$299 , Canterbury: 5.5% $1-$199 , Canterbury: 7.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Canterbury: 10.6%
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 Canterbury in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 28.1% of the population earned a high income, and 30.8% earned a low income, compared with 24.5% and 31.2% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences between Canterbury's individual incomes and the City of Boroondara's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (19.9% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (7.4% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $800-$999 (6.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $600-$799 (7.0% compared to 7.9%)