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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 the Gunnedah Shire, 17% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2016.

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?'

Households

Weekly household income
Gunnedah Shire - Total households (Enumerated)2016
Weekly incomeNumber%Regional NSW %
Neg/Nil Income521.11.2
$1 - $149300.60.8
$150 - $2991072.32.4
$300 - $3991813.93.7
$400 - $4993878.48.8
$500 - $6492294.95.3
$650 - $7993758.19.2
$800 - $9993176.87.6
$1,000 - $1,2493708.08.7
$1,250 - $1,4993277.17.5
$1,500 - $1,7492485.45.5
$1,750 - $1,9992675.85.2
$2,000 - $2,4994439.68.9
$2,500 - $2,999 2605.65.2
$3,000 - $3,4991513.33.2
$3,500 - $3,9991603.52.4
$4,000 - $4,499691.51.1
$4,500 - $4,999661.41.1
$5,000 - $5,999360.80.8
$6,000 - $7,999260.60.7
$8,000 or more40.10.1
Not stated52411.310.7

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, Regional NSW: 0.1% $6,000 - $7,999, Regional NSW: 0.7% $5,000 - $5,999, Regional NSW: 0.8% $4,500 - $4,999, Regional NSW: 1.1% $4,000 - $4,499, Regional NSW: 1.1% $3,500 - $3,999, Regional NSW: 2.4% $3,000 - $3,499, Regional NSW: 3.2% $2,500 - $2,999 , Regional NSW: 5.2% $2,000 - $2,499, Regional NSW: 8.9% $1,750 - $1,999, Regional NSW: 5.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Regional NSW: 5.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Regional NSW: 7.5% $1,000 - $1,249, Regional NSW: 8.7% $800 - $999, Regional NSW: 7.6% $650 - $799, Regional NSW: 9.2% $500 - $649, Regional NSW: 5.3% $400 - $499, Regional NSW: 8.8% $300 - $399, Regional NSW: 3.7% $150 - $299, Regional NSW: 2.4% $1 - $149, Regional NSW: 0.8% Neg/Nil Income, Regional NSW: 1.2% $8,000 or more, Gunnedah Shire: 0.1% $6,000 - $7,999, Gunnedah Shire: 0.6% $5,000 - $5,999, Gunnedah Shire: 0.8% $4,500 - $4,999, Gunnedah Shire: 1.4% $4,000 - $4,499, Gunnedah Shire: 1.5% $3,500 - $3,999, Gunnedah Shire: 3.5% $3,000 - $3,499, Gunnedah Shire: 3.3% $2,500 - $2,999 , Gunnedah Shire: 5.6% $2,000 - $2,499, Gunnedah Shire: 9.6% $1,750 - $1,999, Gunnedah Shire: 5.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Gunnedah Shire: 5.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Gunnedah Shire: 7.1% $1,000 - $1,249, Gunnedah Shire: 8.0% $800 - $999, Gunnedah Shire: 6.8% $650 - $799, Gunnedah Shire: 8.1% $500 - $649, Gunnedah Shire: 4.9% $400 - $499, Gunnedah Shire: 8.4% $300 - $399, Gunnedah Shire: 3.9% $150 - $299, Gunnedah Shire: 2.3% $1 - $149, Gunnedah Shire: 0.6% Neg/Nil Income, Gunnedah Shire: 1.1%
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 the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a larger proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income households (those earning less than $650 per week).

Overall, 16.7% of the households earned a high income and 21.3% were low income households, compared with 14.6% and 22.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the household incomes of the Gunnedah Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $3,500 - $3,999 (3.5% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $650 - $799 (8.1% compared to 9.2%)

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