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Central Coast Council area

Individual income

In the Central Coast Council area, 9% 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 the Central Coast Council area. 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
Central Coast Council area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Sydney %
Negative Income/ Nil income17,1226.89.8
$1-$199 19,2627.77.1
$200-$299 30,19812.09.3
$300-$399 31,60612.68.7
$400-$599 34,40813.710.2
$600-$799 27,19910.89.7
$800-$999 19,9107.98.1
$1000-$1249 17,5127.08.0
$1250-$1499 11,6404.65.8
$1500-$1999 13,2915.37.2
$2000 or more 9,5363.88.2
Not stated19,8027.98.1

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, Greater Sydney: 8.1% $2000 or more , Greater Sydney: 8.2% $1500-$1999 , Greater Sydney: 7.2% $1250-$1499 , Greater Sydney: 5.8% $1000-$1249 , Greater Sydney: 8.0% $800-$999 , Greater Sydney: 8.1% $600-$799 , Greater Sydney: 9.7% $400-$599 , Greater Sydney: 10.2% $300-$399 , Greater Sydney: 8.7% $200-$299 , Greater Sydney: 9.3% $1-$199 , Greater Sydney: 7.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Sydney: 9.8% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 7.9% $2000 or more , Central Coast Council area: 3.8% $1500-$1999 , Central Coast Council area: 5.3% $1250-$1499 , Central Coast Council area: 4.6% $1000-$1249 , Central Coast Council area: 7.0% $800-$999 , Central Coast Council area: 7.9% $600-$799 , Central Coast Council area: 10.8% $400-$599 , Central Coast Council area: 13.7% $300-$399 , Central Coast Council area: 12.6% $200-$299 , Central Coast Council area: 12.0% $1-$199 , Central Coast Council area: 7.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Central Coast Council area: 6.8%
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 the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 9.1% of the population earned a high income, and 39.0% earned a low income, compared with 15.3% and 34.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the Central Coast Council area's individual incomes and Greater Sydney's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (12.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $400-$599 (13.7% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (3.8% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (6.8% compared to 9.8%)

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