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Central Coast Council area

Household income

In the Central Coast Council area, 7% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

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 Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the Central Coast Council area. It is important to note that income data is not necessarily a measure of wealth. For example, if an area has a large number of retirees this will produce a higher proportion of households with low income but the retirees may have large capital wealth. For this reason, household income should be viewed in conjunction with Age and Household Composition.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Household 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?'

Households

Weekly household income
Central Coast Council area - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Regional TAS %
Negative Income/Nil Income951.11.1
$1-$1991551.91.9
$200-$2993354.04.1
$300-$3998269.99.4
$400-$5991,15713.813.7
$600-$79990410.811.2
$800-$9997569.09.4
$1000-$12496718.08.5
$1250-$14995937.17.3
$1500-$199985310.29.9
$2000-$24995016.06.0
$2500-$29993003.63.8
$3000-$34991722.12.0
$3500-$3999520.60.7
$4000-$4999430.50.5
$5000 or more270.30.4
Not stated93211.110.1

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $5000 or more, Regional TAS: 0.4% $4000-$4999, Regional TAS: 0.5% $3500-$3999, Regional TAS: 0.7% $3000-$3499, Regional TAS: 2.0% $2500-$2999, Regional TAS: 3.8% $2000-$2499, Regional TAS: 6.0% $1500-$1999, Regional TAS: 9.9% $1250-$1499, Regional TAS: 7.3% $1000-$1249, Regional TAS: 8.5% $800-$999, Regional TAS: 9.4% $600-$799, Regional TAS: 11.2% $400-$599, Regional TAS: 13.7% $300-$399, Regional TAS: 9.4% $200-$299, Regional TAS: 4.1% $1-$199, Regional TAS: 1.9% Negative Income/Nil Income, Regional TAS: 1.1% $5000 or more, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% $4000-$4999, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% $3500-$3999, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% $3000-$3499, Central Coast Council area: 2.1% $2500-$2999, Central Coast Council area: 3.6% $2000-$2499, Central Coast Council area: 6.0% $1500-$1999, Central Coast Council area: 10.2% $1250-$1499, Central Coast Council area: 7.1% $1000-$1249, Central Coast Council area: 8.0% $800-$999, Central Coast Council area: 9.0% $600-$799, Central Coast Council area: 10.8% $400-$599, Central Coast Council area: 13.8% $300-$399, Central Coast Council area: 9.9% $200-$299, Central Coast Council area: 4.0% $1-$199, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% Negative Income/Nil Income, Central Coast Council area: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Regional TAS shows that there was a similar proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 7.1% of the households earned a high income and 30.7% were low income households, compared with 7.4% and 30.1% respectively for Regional TAS.

There were no major differences between Central Coast Council area and Regional TAS in 2011.

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