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Central Coast Council area

Individual income

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the Central Coast Council area, 8.7% 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 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 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)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Sydney %
Negative Income/ Nil income20,8357.811.3
$1 - $14911,1304.24.0
$150 - $299 18,9157.16.3
$300 - $399 27,70910.47.4
$400 - $499 27,87610.47.1
$500 - $649 23,5878.86.6
$650 - $79922,1178.36.9
$800 - $999 22,6308.58.0
$1,000 - $1,249 21,4868.08.5
$1,250 - $1,49913,7195.16.1
$1,500 - $1,74911,4514.35.3
$1,750 - $1,9997,9873.03.8
$2,000 - $2,99910,2553.86.1
$3,000 or more4,9401.84.5
Not stated22,6758.58.2

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, Greater Sydney: 8.2% $3,000 or more, Greater Sydney: 4.5% $2,000 - $2,999, Greater Sydney: 6.1% $1,750 - $1,999, Greater Sydney: 3.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Greater Sydney: 5.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Greater Sydney: 6.1% $1,000 - $1,249 , Greater Sydney: 8.5% $800 - $999 , Greater Sydney: 8.0% $650 - $799, Greater Sydney: 6.9% $500 - $649 , Greater Sydney: 6.6% $400 - $499 , Greater Sydney: 7.1% $300 - $399 , Greater Sydney: 7.4% $150 - $299 , Greater Sydney: 6.3% $1 - $149, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Sydney: 11.3% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 8.5% $3,000 or more, Central Coast Council area: 1.8% $2,000 - $2,999, Central Coast Council area: 3.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Central Coast Council area: 3.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Central Coast Council area: 5.1% $1,000 - $1,249 , Central Coast Council area: 8.0% $800 - $999 , Central Coast Council area: 8.5% $650 - $799, Central Coast Council area: 8.3% $500 - $649 , Central Coast Council area: 8.8% $400 - $499 , Central Coast Council area: 10.4% $300 - $399 , Central Coast Council area: 10.4% $150 - $299 , Central Coast Council area: 7.1% $1 - $149, Central Coast Council area: 4.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Central Coast Council area: 7.8%
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 the Central Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 8.7% of the population earned a high income, and 39.8% earned a low income, compared with 14.4% and 36.1% 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 $400 - $499 (10.4% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300 - $399 (10.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (7.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $3,000 or more (1.8% compared to 4.5%)

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