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Individual income

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

In City of Darwin, 19.4% of the population earned an income of $1,750 or more per week in 2016.

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 City of Darwin. 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 income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
City of Darwin - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Darwin %
Negative Income/ Nil income4,9247.77.7
$1 - $1491,6702.62.5
$150 - $299 2,4153.83.7
$300 - $399 2,8654.54.1
$400 - $499 2,8984.54.3
$500 - $649 3,2125.04.8
$650 - $7993,7665.95.7
$800 - $999 5,1238.07.9
$1,000 - $1,249 6,66110.410.2
$1,250 - $1,4995,1628.08.2
$1,500 - $1,7494,6507.27.3
$1,750 - $1,9993,6955.85.6
$2,000 - $2,9995,6028.78.8
$3,000 or more3,1885.04.9
Not stated8,42213.114.4

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

Weekly individual income, 2016
Weekly individual income, 2016 Not stated, Greater Darwin: 14.4% $3,000 or more, Greater Darwin: 4.9% $2,000 - $2,999, Greater Darwin: 8.8% $1,750 - $1,999, Greater Darwin: 5.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Greater Darwin: 7.3% $1,250 - $1,499, Greater Darwin: 8.2% $1,000 - $1,249 , Greater Darwin: 10.2% $800 - $999 , Greater Darwin: 7.9% $650 - $799, Greater Darwin: 5.7% $500 - $649 , Greater Darwin: 4.8% $400 - $499 , Greater Darwin: 4.3% $300 - $399 , Greater Darwin: 4.1% $150 - $299 , Greater Darwin: 3.7% $1 - $149, Greater Darwin: 2.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Darwin: 7.7% Not stated, City of Darwin: 13.1% $3,000 or more, City of Darwin: 5.0% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Darwin: 8.7% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Darwin: 5.8% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Darwin: 7.2% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Darwin: 8.0% $1,000 - $1,249 , City of Darwin: 10.4% $800 - $999 , City of Darwin: 8.0% $650 - $799, City of Darwin: 5.9% $500 - $649 , City of Darwin: 5.0% $400 - $499 , City of Darwin: 4.5% $300 - $399 , City of Darwin: 4.5% $150 - $299 , City of Darwin: 3.8% $1 - $149, City of Darwin: 2.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Darwin: 7.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a similar proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 19.4% of the population earned a high income, and 23.0% earned a low income, compared with 19.2% and 22.3% respectively for Greater Darwin.

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

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