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In Altona North, 7% of the population earned an income of $1,500 or more per week in 2011.

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 Altona North. 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 wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
Altona North - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %
Negative Income/ Nil income8088.58.6
$1-$199 7868.37.4
$200-$299 1,48515.710.9
$300-$399 1,09311.69.8
$400-$599 98010.410.2
$600-$799 8739.29.6
$800-$999 6006.38.2
$1000-$1249 5726.08.0
$1250-$1499 3723.95.9
$1500-$1999 3693.96.8
$2000 or more 2582.76.7
Not stated1,26413.48.0

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

Weekly individual income, 2011
Weekly individual income, 2011 Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 8.0% $2000 or more , Hobsons Bay City: 6.7% $1500-$1999 , Hobsons Bay City: 6.8% $1250-$1499 , Hobsons Bay City: 5.9% $1000-$1249 , Hobsons Bay City: 8.0% $800-$999 , Hobsons Bay City: 8.2% $600-$799 , Hobsons Bay City: 9.6% $400-$599 , Hobsons Bay City: 10.2% $300-$399 , Hobsons Bay City: 9.8% $200-$299 , Hobsons Bay City: 10.9% $1-$199 , Hobsons Bay City: 7.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Not stated, Altona North: 13.4% $2000 or more , Altona North: 2.7% $1500-$1999 , Altona North: 3.9% $1250-$1499 , Altona North: 3.9% $1000-$1249 , Altona North: 6.0% $800-$999 , Altona North: 6.3% $600-$799 , Altona North: 9.2% $400-$599 , Altona North: 10.4% $300-$399 , Altona North: 11.6% $200-$299 , Altona North: 15.7% $1-$199 , Altona North: 8.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Altona North: 8.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in Altona North in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 6.6% of the population earned a high income, and 44.1% earned a low income, compared with 13.5% and 36.7% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The major differences between Altona North's individual incomes and Hobsons Bay City's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $200-$299 (15.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (2.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1500-$1999 (3.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1000-$1249 (6.0% compared to 8.0%)