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In the Gunnedah Shire, 11% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The Gunnedah Shire'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 the Gunnedah Shire. 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?'


Weekly household income
Gunnedah Shire - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Regional NSW %
Negative Income/Nil Income541.21.2
$5000 or more330.70.8
Not stated53311.610.8

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $5000 or more, Regional NSW: 0.8% $4000-$4999, Regional NSW: 0.9% $3500-$3999, Regional NSW: 1.2% $3000-$3499, Regional NSW: 3.2% $2500-$2999, Regional NSW: 5.2% $2000-$2499, Regional NSW: 6.6% $1500-$1999, Regional NSW: 10.1% $1250-$1499, Regional NSW: 6.9% $1000-$1249, Regional NSW: 7.9% $800-$999, Regional NSW: 8.9% $600-$799, Regional NSW: 10.3% $400-$599, Regional NSW: 12.3% $300-$399, Regional NSW: 8.5% $200-$299, Regional NSW: 3.4% $1-$199, Regional NSW: 1.7% Negative Income/Nil Income, Regional NSW: 1.2% $5000 or more, Gunnedah Shire: 0.7% $4000-$4999, Gunnedah Shire: 0.8% $3500-$3999, Gunnedah Shire: 0.9% $3000-$3499, Gunnedah Shire: 3.1% $2500-$2999, Gunnedah Shire: 5.7% $2000-$2499, Gunnedah Shire: 5.9% $1500-$1999, Gunnedah Shire: 10.2% $1250-$1499, Gunnedah Shire: 7.3% $1000-$1249, Gunnedah Shire: 6.7% $800-$999, Gunnedah Shire: 8.2% $600-$799, Gunnedah Shire: 10.0% $400-$599, Gunnedah Shire: 12.9% $300-$399, Gunnedah Shire: 9.2% $200-$299, Gunnedah Shire: 3.6% $1-$199, Gunnedah Shire: 1.9% Negative Income/Nil Income, Gunnedah Shire: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the Gunnedah Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 11.3% of the households earned a high income and 28.7% were low income households, compared with 11.3% and 27.2% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major difference between the household incomes of the Gunnedah Shire and Regional NSW is:

  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $1000-$1249 (6.7% compared to 7.9%)