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Life-stages - Household income

In City of Darwin, 57.3% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households earning $2,500 or more per week.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. City of Darwin's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. When related to age, this shows the household income of the household in which the individual of that age group was counted.

This helps to reveal the socio-economic opportunities available to people of a particular age group and the resources available to them. It can answer questions such as whether the wealth of an area is being shared equally among all ages, or particular groups, eg. children or retirees, have access to significantly higher or lower incomes than the general population.

Note that in some cases, particularly for children, this does not mean that the person in the age group actually receives the income, just that they are in a household with that income.

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?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Weekly household income
City of Darwin - 0 to 4 years2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Northern Territory
Negative/ Nil Income00.00.5
$1-$29900.02.3
$300-$599100.96.7
$600-$999595.310.1
$1,000-$1,249211.97.9
$1,250-$1,499322.98.5
$1,500-$1,99918716.915.4
$2,000-$2,499988.811.7
$2,500-$3,49957952.217.7
$3,500 or more565.06.5
Not stated676.012.8

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $3,500 or more, Northern Territory: 6.5% $2,500-$3,499, Northern Territory: 17.7% $2,000-$2,499, Northern Territory: 11.7% $1,500-$1,999, Northern Territory: 15.4% $1,250-$1,499, Northern Territory: 8.5% $1,000-$1,249, Northern Territory: 7.9% $600-$999, Northern Territory: 10.1% $300-$599, Northern Territory: 6.7% $1-$299, Northern Territory: 2.3% Negative/ Nil Income, Northern Territory: 0.5% $3,500 or more, City of Darwin: 5.0% $2,500-$3,499, City of Darwin: 52.2% $2,000-$2,499, City of Darwin: 8.8% $1,500-$1,999, City of Darwin: 16.9% $1,250-$1,499, City of Darwin: 2.9% $1,000-$1,249, City of Darwin: 1.9% $600-$999, City of Darwin: 5.3% $300-$599, City of Darwin: 0.9% $1-$299, City of Darwin: 0.0% Negative/ Nil Income, City of Darwin: 0.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels for children aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Northern Territory shows that there was a larger proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 57.3% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households that earned a high income, and 0.9% were in low income households, compared with 24.2% and 9.5% respectively for Northern Territory.

The major differences between incomes levels for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (52.2% compared to 17.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $1,000-$1,249 (1.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (0.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $1,250-$1,499 (2.9% compared to 8.5%)

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