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In Cairnlea, 8% 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 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 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
Cairnlea - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Brimbank %
Negative Income/ Nil income86012.910.7
$1-$199 5488.28.8
$200-$299 70910.614.3
$300-$399 4727.19.9
$400-$599 6329.510.8
$600-$799 80312.111.1
$800-$999 6269.48.4
$1000-$1249 5989.07.0
$1250-$1499 3705.64.0
$1500-$1999 3575.43.5
$2000 or more 1772.72.1
Not stated5097.69.6

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 Brimbank: 9.6% $2000 or more , City of Brimbank: 2.1% $1500-$1999 , City of Brimbank: 3.5% $1250-$1499 , City of Brimbank: 4.0% $1000-$1249 , City of Brimbank: 7.0% $800-$999 , City of Brimbank: 8.4% $600-$799 , City of Brimbank: 11.1% $400-$599 , City of Brimbank: 10.8% $300-$399 , City of Brimbank: 9.9% $200-$299 , City of Brimbank: 14.3% $1-$199 , City of Brimbank: 8.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Brimbank: 10.7% Not stated, Cairnlea: 7.6% $2000 or more , Cairnlea: 2.7% $1500-$1999 , Cairnlea: 5.4% $1250-$1499 , Cairnlea: 5.6% $1000-$1249 , Cairnlea: 9.0% $800-$999 , Cairnlea: 9.4% $600-$799 , Cairnlea: 12.1% $400-$599 , Cairnlea: 9.5% $300-$399 , Cairnlea: 7.1% $200-$299 , Cairnlea: 10.6% $1-$199 , Cairnlea: 8.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Cairnlea: 12.9%
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 Cairnlea in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 8.0% of the population earned a high income, and 38.9% earned a low income, compared with 5.5% and 43.6% 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 (12.9% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $1000-$1249 (9.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $200-$299 (10.6% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (7.1% compared to 9.9%)