Colac Otway ShireCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content

Colac Otway Shire

Household income

census-message-logo

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

In Colac Otway Shire, 10% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2016.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Colac Otway Shire'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 Colac Otway Shire. 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
Colac Otway Shire - Total households (Enumerated)2016
Weekly incomeNumber%Regional VIC %
Neg/Nil Income1181.41.3
$1 - $1491001.20.9
$150 - $2992292.82.5
$300 - $3993213.93.7
$400 - $4997789.58.9
$500 - $6494956.05.6
$650 - $7997399.09.2
$800 - $9997068.68.0
$1,000 - $1,2498039.89.0
$1,250 - $1,4996538.07.8
$1,500 - $1,7494455.45.7
$1,750 - $1,9994565.65.3
$2,000 - $2,4997128.78.7
$2,500 - $2,999 3374.14.9
$3,000 - $3,4991852.32.7
$3,500 - $3,9991111.42.0
$4,000 - $4,499440.50.9
$4,500 - $4,999430.50.8
$5,000 - $5,999320.40.6
$6,000 - $7,999290.40.5
$8,000 or more30.00.1
Not stated85910.510.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly household income, 2016
Weekly household income, 2016 $8,000 or more, Regional VIC: 0.1% $6,000 - $7,999, Regional VIC: 0.5% $5,000 - $5,999, Regional VIC: 0.6% $4,500 - $4,999, Regional VIC: 0.8% $4,000 - $4,499, Regional VIC: 0.9% $3,500 - $3,999, Regional VIC: 2.0% $3,000 - $3,499, Regional VIC: 2.7% $2,500 - $2,999 , Regional VIC: 4.9% $2,000 - $2,499, Regional VIC: 8.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Regional VIC: 5.3% $1,500 - $1,749, Regional VIC: 5.7% $1,250 - $1,499, Regional VIC: 7.8% $1,000 - $1,249, Regional VIC: 9.0% $800 - $999, Regional VIC: 8.0% $650 - $799, Regional VIC: 9.2% $500 - $649, Regional VIC: 5.6% $400 - $499, Regional VIC: 8.9% $300 - $399, Regional VIC: 3.7% $150 - $299, Regional VIC: 2.5% $1 - $149, Regional VIC: 0.9% Neg/Nil Income, Regional VIC: 1.3% $8,000 or more, Colac Otway Shire: 0.0% $6,000 - $7,999, Colac Otway Shire: 0.4% $5,000 - $5,999, Colac Otway Shire: 0.4% $4,500 - $4,999, Colac Otway Shire: 0.5% $4,000 - $4,499, Colac Otway Shire: 0.5% $3,500 - $3,999, Colac Otway Shire: 1.4% $3,000 - $3,499, Colac Otway Shire: 2.3% $2,500 - $2,999 , Colac Otway Shire: 4.1% $2,000 - $2,499, Colac Otway Shire: 8.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Colac Otway Shire: 5.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Colac Otway Shire: 5.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Colac Otway Shire: 8.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Colac Otway Shire: 9.8% $800 - $999, Colac Otway Shire: 8.6% $650 - $799, Colac Otway Shire: 9.0% $500 - $649, Colac Otway Shire: 6.0% $400 - $499, Colac Otway Shire: 9.5% $300 - $399, Colac Otway Shire: 3.9% $150 - $299, Colac Otway Shire: 2.8% $1 - $149, Colac Otway Shire: 1.2% Neg/Nil Income, Colac Otway Shire: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in Colac Otway Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller 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 $650 per week).

Overall, 9.6% of the households earned a high income and 24.9% were low income households, compared with 12.5% and 22.9% respectively for Regional VIC.

There were no major differences between Colac Otway Shire and Regional VIC in 2016.

v17.09.14-1.0.1