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In City of Darwin, 27% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

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)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Darwin %
Negative Income/Nil Income2270.91.0
$1-$1992250.90.9
$200-$2994971.91.8
$300-$3999053.63.4
$400-$5991,1134.44.5
$600-$7991,2464.95.1
$800-$9991,4285.65.6
$1000-$12491,7296.86.9
$1250-$14991,8707.37.3
$1500-$19993,25812.812.6
$2000-$24992,66410.511.3
$2500-$29992,66010.410.3
$3000-$34991,8067.16.9
$3500-$39998673.43.2
$4000-$49998773.43.1
$5000 or more6572.62.3
Not stated3,46213.613.9

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, Greater Darwin: 2.3% $4000-$4999, Greater Darwin: 3.1% $3500-$3999, Greater Darwin: 3.2% $3000-$3499, Greater Darwin: 6.9% $2500-$2999, Greater Darwin: 10.3% $2000-$2499, Greater Darwin: 11.3% $1500-$1999, Greater Darwin: 12.6% $1250-$1499, Greater Darwin: 7.3% $1000-$1249, Greater Darwin: 6.9% $800-$999, Greater Darwin: 5.6% $600-$799, Greater Darwin: 5.1% $400-$599, Greater Darwin: 4.5% $300-$399, Greater Darwin: 3.4% $200-$299, Greater Darwin: 1.8% $1-$199, Greater Darwin: 0.9% Negative Income/Nil Income, Greater Darwin: 1.0% $5000 or more, City of Darwin: 2.6% $4000-$4999, City of Darwin: 3.4% $3500-$3999, City of Darwin: 3.4% $3000-$3499, City of Darwin: 7.1% $2500-$2999, City of Darwin: 10.4% $2000-$2499, City of Darwin: 10.5% $1500-$1999, City of Darwin: 12.8% $1250-$1499, City of Darwin: 7.3% $1000-$1249, City of Darwin: 6.8% $800-$999, City of Darwin: 5.6% $600-$799, City of Darwin: 4.9% $400-$599, City of Darwin: 4.4% $300-$399, City of Darwin: 3.6% $200-$299, City of Darwin: 1.9% $1-$199, City of Darwin: 0.9% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of Darwin: 0.9%
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 City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a larger proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 26.9% of the households earned a high income and 11.6% were low income households, compared with 25.8% and 11.6% respectively for Greater Darwin.

There were no major differences between City of Darwin and Greater Darwin in 2011.

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