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In Kew East, 22.1% 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 East. 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 East - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Boroondara %
Negative Income/ Nil income54410.311.9
$1 - $1493025.75.1
$150 - $299 2975.65.5
$300 - $399 3226.15.0
$400 - $499 3015.75.3
$500 - $649 2955.65.6
$650 - $7993396.45.6
$800 - $999 3897.46.6
$1,000 - $1,249 3967.57.6
$1,250 - $1,4993035.75.9
$1,500 - $1,7492645.05.7
$1,750 - $1,9992444.64.2
$2,000 - $2,9994388.38.2
$3,000 or more4869.210.5
Not stated3717.07.2

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 East: 7.0% $3,000 or more, Kew East: 9.2% $2,000 - $2,999, Kew East: 8.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Kew East: 4.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Kew East: 5.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Kew East: 5.7% $1,000 - $1,249 , Kew East: 7.5% $800 - $999 , Kew East: 7.4% $650 - $799, Kew East: 6.4% $500 - $649 , Kew East: 5.6% $400 - $499 , Kew East: 5.7% $300 - $399 , Kew East: 6.1% $150 - $299 , Kew East: 5.6% $1 - $149, Kew East: 5.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Kew East: 10.3%
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 East in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 22.1% of the population earned a high income, and 33.4% earned a low income, compared with 22.9% and 32.9% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300 - $399 (6.1% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $650 - $799 (6.4% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (10.3% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $3,000 or more (9.2% compared to 10.5%)

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