Central Coast Council area
Overseas born - Household income
In the Central Coast Council area, 16.9% of overseas born people were in households earning an income of $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 overseas-born population in the Central Coast Council area.
Income for the overseas-born population may be lower or higher than the total population. Some areas with many recent migrants, particularly students and refugees, may have lower incomes, though if they are sponsored business migrants the effect may be the opposite. This topic helps quantify the difference between the incomes of Australian and overseas-born for the area, to assist in targeting services to these communities.
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, counted in private dwellings
|Weekly household income|
|Central Coast Council area - Overseas born||2011|
|Weekly income||Number||%||Greater Sydney|
|Negative/ Nil Income||441||1.0||2.0||28001|
|$3,500 or more||1,952||4.6||10.1||28010|
|One or more incomes not stated||4,122||9.8||9.8||28011|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
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Analysis of household income levels for overseas born people in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of overseas born people in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).
Overall, 16.9% of overseas born people were in households that earned a high income, and 20.9% were in low income households, compared with 26.1% and 14.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.
The major differences between the income levels of overseas born people in households in the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (16.2% compared to 9.5%)
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $600-$999 (18.1% compared to 13.4%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $3,500 or more (4.6% compared to 10.1%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (12.2% compared to 16.0%)