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Williamstown

Individual income

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In Williamstown, 23.0% of the population earned an income of $1,750 or more per week in 2016.

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 Williamstown. 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 income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
Williamstown - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %
Negative Income/ Nil income8058.99.8
$1 - $1494715.24.3
$150 - $299 4885.47.1
$300 - $399 4925.58.3
$400 - $499 5566.27.8
$500 - $649 5035.66.4
$650 - $7994555.16.5
$800 - $999 5856.57.8
$1,000 - $1,249 6867.68.5
$1,250 - $1,4995766.46.1
$1,500 - $1,7495626.25.5
$1,750 - $1,9993964.43.9
$2,000 - $2,9998129.06.3
$3,000 or more8649.63.7
Not stated7448.38.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly individual income, 2016
Weekly individual income, 2016 Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 8.1% $3,000 or more, Hobsons Bay City: 3.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Hobsons Bay City: 6.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Hobsons Bay City: 3.9% $1,500 - $1,749, Hobsons Bay City: 5.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Hobsons Bay City: 6.1% $1,000 - $1,249 , Hobsons Bay City: 8.5% $800 - $999 , Hobsons Bay City: 7.8% $650 - $799, Hobsons Bay City: 6.5% $500 - $649 , Hobsons Bay City: 6.4% $400 - $499 , Hobsons Bay City: 7.8% $300 - $399 , Hobsons Bay City: 8.3% $150 - $299 , Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% $1 - $149, Hobsons Bay City: 4.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Hobsons Bay City: 9.8% Not stated, Williamstown: 8.3% $3,000 or more, Williamstown: 9.6% $2,000 - $2,999, Williamstown: 9.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Williamstown: 4.4% $1,500 - $1,749, Williamstown: 6.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Williamstown: 6.4% $1,000 - $1,249 , Williamstown: 7.6% $800 - $999 , Williamstown: 6.5% $650 - $799, Williamstown: 5.1% $500 - $649 , Williamstown: 5.6% $400 - $499 , Williamstown: 6.2% $300 - $399 , Williamstown: 5.5% $150 - $299 , Williamstown: 5.4% $1 - $149, Williamstown: 5.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Williamstown: 8.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in Williamstown in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 23.0% of the population earned a high income, and 31.3% earned a low income, compared with 13.9% and 37.3% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $3,000 or more (9.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (9.0% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $300 - $399 (5.5% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $150 - $299 (5.4% compared to 7.1%)

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