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Central Coast Council area

Recent arrivals - Household income

In 2011, 25.1% of recent arrivals in the Central Coast Council area are in households earning $2,500 or more per week.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The Central Coast Council area's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Educational Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the recent arrivals in the Central Coast Council area.

Income for recent arrivals may be lower or higher than the wider population. Generally, areas with many recent migrants, particularly students and refugees, may have lower incomes. On the other hand, some areas attract more recent skilled migrants and business sponsored migration which will tend to have higher incomes among their recent arrivals.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the total of all wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings

Weekly household income
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Sydney
Negative/ Nil Income701.64.5
$1-$2991262.83.0
$300-$5992655.96.4
$600-$99951711.512.9
$1,000-$1,2494199.38.1
$1,250-$1,4993858.67.9
$1,500-$1,99973816.513.3
$2,000-$2,4994429.99.4
$2,500-$3,49985819.117.2
$3,500 or more2696.08.7
One or more incomes not stated3978.88.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $3,500 or more, Greater Sydney: 8.7% $2,500-$3,499, Greater Sydney: 17.2% $2,000-$2,499, Greater Sydney: 9.4% $1,500-$1,999, Greater Sydney: 13.3% $1,250-$1,499, Greater Sydney: 7.9% $1,000-$1,249, Greater Sydney: 8.1% $600-$999, Greater Sydney: 12.9% $300-$599, Greater Sydney: 6.4% $1-$299, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Negative/ Nil Income, Greater Sydney: 4.5% $3,500 or more, Central Coast Council area: 6.0% $2,500-$3,499, Central Coast Council area: 19.1% $2,000-$2,499, Central Coast Council area: 9.9% $1,500-$1,999, Central Coast Council area: 16.5% $1,250-$1,499, Central Coast Council area: 8.6% $1,000-$1,249, Central Coast Council area: 9.3% $600-$999, Central Coast Council area: 11.5% $300-$599, Central Coast Council area: 5.9% $1-$299, Central Coast Council area: 2.8% Negative/ Nil Income, Central Coast Council area: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels for recent arrivals in the Central Coast Council area shows that there was a smaller proportion of recent arrivals in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week) compared to Greater Sydney in 2011.

Overall, 25.1% of recent arrivals were in households that earned a high income, and 10.3% were in low income households, compared with 25.9% and 13.9% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between household income levels of recent arrivals in the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $1,500-$1,999 (16.5% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (19.1% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned Negative/ Nil Income (1.6% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $3,500 or more (6.0% compared to 8.7%)

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