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Recent arrivals - Household income

In 2011, 22.1% of recent arrivals in Hobsons Bay City are in households earning $2,500 or more per week.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Hobsons Bay City's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Educational Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the recent arrivals in Hobsons Bay City.

Income for recent arrivals may be lower or higher than the wider population. Generally, areas with many recent migrants, particularly students and refugees, may have lower incomes. On the other hand, some areas attract more recent skilled migrants and business sponsored migration which will tend to have higher incomes among their recent arrivals.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the total of all wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings

Weekly household income
Hobsons Bay City - Recent arrivals2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Melbourne
Negative/ Nil Income1412.65.8
$1-$2991152.13.6
$300-$5992955.56.8
$600-$99974013.813.7
$1,000-$1,2494598.68.7
$1,250-$1,4995039.48.8
$1,500-$1,99977614.514.0
$2,000-$2,49959911.29.9
$2,500-$3,49986816.214.1
$3,500 or more3185.95.5
One or more incomes not stated54110.19.1

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $3,500 or more, Greater Melbourne: 5.5% $2,500-$3,499, Greater Melbourne: 14.1% $2,000-$2,499, Greater Melbourne: 9.9% $1,500-$1,999, Greater Melbourne: 14.0% $1,250-$1,499, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% $1,000-$1,249, Greater Melbourne: 8.7% $600-$999, Greater Melbourne: 13.7% $300-$599, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% $1-$299, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Negative/ Nil Income, Greater Melbourne: 5.8% $3,500 or more, Hobsons Bay City: 5.9% $2,500-$3,499, Hobsons Bay City: 16.2% $2,000-$2,499, Hobsons Bay City: 11.2% $1,500-$1,999, Hobsons Bay City: 14.5% $1,250-$1,499, Hobsons Bay City: 9.4% $1,000-$1,249, Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% $600-$999, Hobsons Bay City: 13.8% $300-$599, Hobsons Bay City: 5.5% $1-$299, Hobsons Bay City: 2.1% Negative/ Nil Income, Hobsons Bay City: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels for recent arrivals in Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a larger proportion of recent arrivals in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week) compared to Greater Melbourne in 2011.

Overall, 22.1% of recent arrivals were in households that earned a high income, and 10.3% were in low income households, compared with 19.6% and 16.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between household income levels of recent arrivals in Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (16.2% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned Negative/ Nil Income (2.6% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $1-$299 (2.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (5.5% compared to 6.8%)