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In Brooklyn, 8% 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 Brooklyn. 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
Brooklyn - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %
Negative Income/ Nil income1228.68.6
$1-$199 906.47.4
$200-$299 15110.710.9
$300-$399 16411.69.8
$400-$599 14210.010.2
$600-$799 15911.29.6
$800-$999 14110.08.2
$1000-$1249 1279.08.0
$1250-$1499 725.15.9
$1500-$1999 755.36.8
$2000 or more 372.66.7
Not stated1349.58.0

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, Brooklyn: 9.5% $2000 or more , Brooklyn: 2.6% $1500-$1999 , Brooklyn: 5.3% $1250-$1499 , Brooklyn: 5.1% $1000-$1249 , Brooklyn: 9.0% $800-$999 , Brooklyn: 10.0% $600-$799 , Brooklyn: 11.2% $400-$599 , Brooklyn: 10.0% $300-$399 , Brooklyn: 11.6% $200-$299 , Brooklyn: 10.7% $1-$199 , Brooklyn: 6.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Brooklyn: 8.6%
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 Brooklyn 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, 7.9% of the population earned a high income, and 37.3% earned a low income, compared with 13.5% and 36.7% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (11.6% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $800-$999 (10.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $600-$799 (11.2% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (2.6% compared to 6.7%)