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Greater Western Sydney Region

Individual income

In the Greater Western Sydney Region, 10% 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 Greater Western Sydney Region. 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
Greater Western Sydney Region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Sydney %
Negative Income/ Nil income156,41010.49.8
$1-$199 120,6208.07.1
$200-$299 166,02811.09.3
$300-$399 141,3689.48.7
$400-$599 161,46410.710.2
$600-$799 160,70010.79.7
$800-$999 130,3638.78.1
$1000-$1249 120,8908.08.0
$1250-$1499 80,6335.45.8
$1500-$1999 89,7406.07.2
$2000 or more 62,4984.18.2
Not stated115,7647.78.1

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, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.7% $2000 or more , Greater Western Sydney Region: 4.1% $1500-$1999 , Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.0% $1250-$1499 , Greater Western Sydney Region: 5.4% $1000-$1249 , Greater Western Sydney Region: 8.0% $800-$999 , Greater Western Sydney Region: 8.7% $600-$799 , Greater Western Sydney Region: 10.7% $400-$599 , Greater Western Sydney Region: 10.7% $300-$399 , Greater Western Sydney Region: 9.4% $200-$299 , Greater Western Sydney Region: 11.0% $1-$199 , Greater Western Sydney Region: 8.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Western Sydney Region: 10.4%
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 Greater Western Sydney Region 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, 10.1% of the population earned a high income, and 38.8% earned a low income, compared with 15.3% and 34.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the Greater Western Sydney Region's individual incomes and Greater Sydney's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $200-$299 (11.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $600-$799 (10.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (4.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1500-$1999 (6.0% compared to 7.2%)

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