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In Kew, 23.8% of the population earned an income of $1,750 or more per week in 2016.

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 Kew. 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 income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
Kew - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Boroondara %
Negative Income/ Nil income2,39511.611.9
$1 - $1499804.75.1
$150 - $299 1,0665.25.5
$300 - $399 9184.45.0
$400 - $499 1,0605.15.3
$500 - $649 1,0945.35.6
$650 - $7991,0855.35.6
$800 - $999 1,3516.56.6
$1,000 - $1,249 1,5547.57.6
$1,250 - $1,4991,2185.95.9
$1,500 - $1,7491,2536.15.7
$1,750 - $1,9998394.14.2
$2,000 - $2,9991,6478.08.2
$3,000 or more2,42511.710.5
Not stated1,7858.67.2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly individual income, 2016
Weekly individual income, 2016 Not stated, City of Boroondara: 7.2% $3,000 or more, City of Boroondara: 10.5% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Boroondara: 8.2% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Boroondara: 4.2% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Boroondara: 5.7% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Boroondara: 5.9% $1,000 - $1,249 , City of Boroondara: 7.6% $800 - $999 , City of Boroondara: 6.6% $650 - $799, City of Boroondara: 5.6% $500 - $649 , City of Boroondara: 5.6% $400 - $499 , City of Boroondara: 5.3% $300 - $399 , City of Boroondara: 5.0% $150 - $299 , City of Boroondara: 5.5% $1 - $149, City of Boroondara: 5.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Boroondara: 11.9% Not stated, Kew: 8.6% $3,000 or more, Kew: 11.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Kew: 8.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Kew: 4.1% $1,500 - $1,749, Kew: 6.1% $1,250 - $1,499, Kew: 5.9% $1,000 - $1,249 , Kew: 7.5% $800 - $999 , Kew: 6.5% $650 - $799, Kew: 5.3% $500 - $649 , Kew: 5.3% $400 - $499 , Kew: 5.1% $300 - $399 , Kew: 4.4% $150 - $299 , Kew: 5.2% $1 - $149, Kew: 4.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Kew: 11.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in Kew in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 23.8% of the population earned a high income, and 31.1% earned a low income, compared with 22.9% and 32.9% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major difference between Kew's individual incomes and the City of Boroondara's individual incomes is:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $3,000 or more (11.7% compared to 10.5%)

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