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Individual income

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In Hume City, 5.9% 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 Hume City. 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
Hume City - Persons aged 15+ (Enumerated)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Melbourne %
Negative Income/ Nil income18,88912.311.3
$1-$1498,0755.34.6
$150-$299 14,5989.57.0
$300-$399 14,5099.57.7
$400-$499 12,0307.97.4
$500-$649 11,2277.36.9
$650-$79912,1808.07.3
$800-$999 13,5588.98.3
$1,000-$1249 12,8818.48.6
$1250-$14997,9865.26.0
$1500-$17495,5903.75.0
$1750-$19993,4622.33.4
$2000-$29994,0262.65.1
$3000 or more1,5661.03.4
Not stated12,5338.28.1

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, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% $3000 or more, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% $2000-$2999, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% $1750-$1999, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% $1500-$1749, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% $1250-$1499, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% $1,000-$1249 , Greater Melbourne: 8.6% $800-$999 , Greater Melbourne: 8.3% $650-$799, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% $500-$649 , Greater Melbourne: 6.9% $400-$499 , Greater Melbourne: 7.4% $300-$399 , Greater Melbourne: 7.7% $150-$299 , Greater Melbourne: 7.0% $1-$149, Greater Melbourne: 4.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Melbourne: 11.3% Not stated, Hume City: 8.2% $3000 or more, Hume City: 1.0% $2000-$2999, Hume City: 2.6% $1750-$1999, Hume City: 2.3% $1500-$1749, Hume City: 3.7% $1250-$1499, Hume City: 5.2% $1,000-$1249 , Hume City: 8.4% $800-$999 , Hume City: 8.9% $650-$799, Hume City: 8.0% $500-$649 , Hume City: 7.3% $400-$499 , Hume City: 7.9% $300-$399 , Hume City: 9.5% $150-$299 , Hume City: 9.5% $1-$149, Hume City: 5.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Hume City: 12.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 5.9% of the population earned a high income, and 44.5% earned a low income, compared with 11.8% and 37.9% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between Hume City's individual incomes and Greater Melbourne's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $150-$299 (9.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (9.5% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000-$2999 (2.6% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $3000 or more (1.0% compared to 3.4%)

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