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Household income

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

In City of Darwin, 34% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2016.

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. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of City of Darwin. 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
City of Darwin - Total households (Enumerated)2016
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Darwin %
Neg/Nil Income2691.01.0
$1 - $1491100.40.4
$150 - $2993261.21.1
$300 - $3995402.01.9
$400 - $4998313.02.9
$500 - $6496172.32.1
$650 - $7998943.33.3
$800 - $9991,0543.93.9
$1,000 - $1,2491,5765.85.8
$1,250 - $1,4991,6376.06.0
$1,500 - $1,7491,5355.65.5
$1,750 - $1,9991,6296.05.9
$2,000 - $2,4993,54212.913.0
$2,500 - $2,999 2,1958.08.4
$3,000 - $3,4991,7446.46.7
$3,500 - $3,9991,9577.27.0
$4,000 - $4,4998573.13.1
$4,500 - $4,9998803.23.2
$5,000 - $5,9999663.53.4
$6,000 - $7,9996742.52.3
$8,000 or more1030.40.4
Not stated3,41612.512.6

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, Greater Darwin: 0.4% $6,000 - $7,999, Greater Darwin: 2.3% $5,000 - $5,999, Greater Darwin: 3.4% $4,500 - $4,999, Greater Darwin: 3.2% $4,000 - $4,499, Greater Darwin: 3.1% $3,500 - $3,999, Greater Darwin: 7.0% $3,000 - $3,499, Greater Darwin: 6.7% $2,500 - $2,999 , Greater Darwin: 8.4% $2,000 - $2,499, Greater Darwin: 13.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Greater Darwin: 5.9% $1,500 - $1,749, Greater Darwin: 5.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Greater Darwin: 6.0% $1,000 - $1,249, Greater Darwin: 5.8% $800 - $999, Greater Darwin: 3.9% $650 - $799, Greater Darwin: 3.3% $500 - $649, Greater Darwin: 2.1% $400 - $499, Greater Darwin: 2.9% $300 - $399, Greater Darwin: 1.9% $150 - $299, Greater Darwin: 1.1% $1 - $149, Greater Darwin: 0.4% Neg/Nil Income, Greater Darwin: 1.0% $8,000 or more, City of Darwin: 0.4% $6,000 - $7,999, City of Darwin: 2.5% $5,000 - $5,999, City of Darwin: 3.5% $4,500 - $4,999, City of Darwin: 3.2% $4,000 - $4,499, City of Darwin: 3.1% $3,500 - $3,999, City of Darwin: 7.2% $3,000 - $3,499, City of Darwin: 6.4% $2,500 - $2,999 , City of Darwin: 8.0% $2,000 - $2,499, City of Darwin: 12.9% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Darwin: 6.0% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Darwin: 5.6% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Darwin: 6.0% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Darwin: 5.8% $800 - $999, City of Darwin: 3.9% $650 - $799, City of Darwin: 3.3% $500 - $649, City of Darwin: 2.3% $400 - $499, City of Darwin: 3.0% $300 - $399, City of Darwin: 2.0% $150 - $299, City of Darwin: 1.2% $1 - $149, City of Darwin: 0.4% Neg/Nil Income, City of Darwin: 1.0%
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 City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a similar proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) as well as a similar proportion of low income households (those earning less than $650 per week).

Overall, 34.3% of the households earned a high income and 9.8% were low income households, compared with 34.5% and 9.6% respectively for Greater Darwin.

There were no major differences between City of Darwin and Greater Darwin in 2016.

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