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In Cairnlea, 6.0% 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 Cairnlea. 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
Cairnlea - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Brimbank %
Negative Income/ Nil income1,26617.213.3
$1 - $1493925.34.9
$150 - $299 6769.29.8
$300 - $399 5918.010.3
$400 - $499 4165.68.3
$500 - $649 4686.37.2
$650 - $7995617.68.2
$800 - $999 7159.78.7
$1,000 - $1,249 6849.37.9
$1,250 - $1,4994345.94.6
$1,500 - $1,7492873.93.2
$1,750 - $1,9991852.51.9
$2,000 - $2,9992062.82.2
$3,000 or more510.70.8
Not stated4436.08.8

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 Brimbank: 8.8% $3,000 or more, City of Brimbank: 0.8% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Brimbank: 2.2% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Brimbank: 1.9% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Brimbank: 3.2% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Brimbank: 4.6% $1,000 - $1,249 , City of Brimbank: 7.9% $800 - $999 , City of Brimbank: 8.7% $650 - $799, City of Brimbank: 8.2% $500 - $649 , City of Brimbank: 7.2% $400 - $499 , City of Brimbank: 8.3% $300 - $399 , City of Brimbank: 10.3% $150 - $299 , City of Brimbank: 9.8% $1 - $149, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Brimbank: 13.3% Not stated, Cairnlea: 6.0% $3,000 or more, Cairnlea: 0.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Cairnlea: 2.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Cairnlea: 2.5% $1,500 - $1,749, Cairnlea: 3.9% $1,250 - $1,499, Cairnlea: 5.9% $1,000 - $1,249 , Cairnlea: 9.3% $800 - $999 , Cairnlea: 9.7% $650 - $799, Cairnlea: 7.6% $500 - $649 , Cairnlea: 6.3% $400 - $499 , Cairnlea: 5.6% $300 - $399 , Cairnlea: 8.0% $150 - $299 , Cairnlea: 9.2% $1 - $149, Cairnlea: 5.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairnlea: 17.2%
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 Cairnlea in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 6.0% of the population earned a high income, and 45.3% earned a low income, compared with 4.9% and 46.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major differences between Cairnlea's individual incomes and City of Brimbank's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (17.2% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (9.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $400 - $499 (5.6% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $300 - $399 (8.0% compared to 10.3%)

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