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Hobsons Bay City

Low income households - Introduction

There were 10,503 people in low income households living in Hobsons Bay City.

Those on low incomes may have quite different characteristics and living arrangments from the total population, and many local government, state government and federal government services are targeted at those with limited financial means, so it is an important group to understand.

Low income households for the purposes of the communities of interest profiles is defined as households falling into approximately the bottom 25% of incomes across Australia. For 2011, this includes households with incomes below $600 per week, while in 2006 it includes households with incomes below $500 per week. Direct comparisons are made between these differing cutoffs.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Low income households

Key statistics
Hobsons Bay City - Low income households20112006Change
Number%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,26512.014.21,26512.812.8-48
15 - 24 years7527.210.47527.110.1+22
25 - 64 years4,04138.538.84,04138.038.7+146
65 years or more4,52143.037.44,52142.539.1+167
Total population10,503100.0100.010,503100.0100.0+247
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5244.95.85245.25.4-23
Secondary school4514.24.44514.14.2+22
Tertiary (University and TAFE)4754.47.64753.66.9+95
Not attending8,52979.074.88,52978.875.4+252
Highest qualification achieved--------------
Other post-school1,21812.914.11,21812.311.9+94
No qualification6,15665.060.06,15667.463.8-21
Unemployment rate51024.021.951035.528.8-94
Participation rate2,12722.527.32,12718.723.6+425
Occupations Top 3--------------
Clerical and Administrative Workers22414.510.722411.09.7+110
Technicians and Trades Workers21313.813.121315.412.6+54
Average household size--------------
Average household size1.62--1.681.68--1.69-0.06
Household type--------------
Couple with children3966.26.03966.96.2-23
Couple without children1,41022.021.41,41024.623.7-78
One parent family72911.412.172912.211.2-9
Group household961.52.1961.62.5-1
Lone person household3,71758.057.43,71753.755.1+460
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned3,62856.049.33,62856.551.4+173
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,64671.669.24,64670.068.1+369
Medium density1,57624.323.61,57626.425.1-38
High density1742.75.61742.55.3+22

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Topics available for low income households

Data notes

Please note that topics counting persons (such as age structure, birthplace and qualifications) are actually counting ALL persons in low income households. Therefore an individual low income household will be counted more than once if it contains more than one person (as all household types except lone person households do).

Households where one or more people in the household did not state their income are excluded from the household income classification, and are not defined as low income, even if the sum of the incomes which were stated would otherwise put the household in that category.