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Ferntree Gully

Household income


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In Ferntree Gully, 13% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Ferntree Gully's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of Ferntree Gully. It is important to note that income data is not necessarily a measure of wealth. For example, if an area has a large number of retirees this will produce a higher proportion of households with low income but the retirees may have large capital wealth. For this reason, household income should be viewed in conjunction with Age and Household Composition.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Household 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?'


Weekly household income
Ferntree Gully - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Knox %
Negative Income/Nil Income1101.11.0
$5000 or more460.51.1
Not stated9379.810.5

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 Not stated, City of Knox: 10.5% $5000 or more, City of Knox: 1.1% $4000-$4999, City of Knox: 1.9% $3500-$3999, City of Knox: 2.3% $3000-$3499, City of Knox: 4.8% $2500-$2999, City of Knox: 8.0% $2000-$2499, City of Knox: 10.0% $1500-$1999, City of Knox: 13.5% $1250-$1499, City of Knox: 7.9% $1000-$1249, City of Knox: 8.5% $800-$999, City of Knox: 7.6% $600-$799, City of Knox: 7.4% $400-$599, City of Knox: 7.6% $300-$399, City of Knox: 4.9% $200-$299, City of Knox: 2.0% $1-$199, City of Knox: 1.2% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of Knox: 1.0% Not stated, Ferntree Gully: 9.8% $5000 or more, Ferntree Gully: 0.5% $4000-$4999, Ferntree Gully: 1.3% $3500-$3999, Ferntree Gully: 1.6% $3000-$3499, Ferntree Gully: 3.6% $2500-$2999, Ferntree Gully: 6.4% $2000-$2499, Ferntree Gully: 9.6% $1500-$1999, Ferntree Gully: 14.3% $1250-$1499, Ferntree Gully: 8.7% $1000-$1249, Ferntree Gully: 9.1% $800-$999, Ferntree Gully: 8.3% $600-$799, Ferntree Gully: 8.1% $400-$599, Ferntree Gully: 8.3% $300-$399, Ferntree Gully: 5.8% $200-$299, Ferntree Gully: 2.5% $1-$199, Ferntree Gully: 1.2% Negative Income/Nil Income, Ferntree Gully: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in Ferntree Gully in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a smaller proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income households (those earning less than $650 per week).

Overall, 13.1% of the households earned a high income and 26.9% were low income households, compared with 15.8% and 24.0% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major differences between the household incomes of Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox were:

  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $2500-$2999 (6.4% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $3000-$3499 (3.6% compared to 4.8%)