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Low income households - Introduction

There were 14,093 people in low income households living in the City of Knox.

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
City of Knox - Low income households20112006Change
Number%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,73312.314.21,73311.712.8+426
15 - 24 years9226.510.49226.010.1+247
25 - 64 years5,39738.338.85,39739.638.7+968
65 years or more6,09443.237.46,09442.939.1+1,294
Total population14,093100.0100.014,093100.0100.0+2,908
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school8886.15.88885.85.4+222
Secondary school6824.74.46824.64.2+148
Tertiary (University and TAFE)6514.57.66513.06.9+298
Not attending11,49178.874.811,49178.775.4+2,377
Highest qualification achieved--------------
Other post-school2,22217.514.12,22214.711.9+725
No qualification7,29857.460.07,29861.163.8+1,086
Unemployment rate59317.921.959324.328.8+22
Participation rate3,31426.327.33,31423.223.6+967
Occupations Top 3--------------
Technicians and Trades Workers41115.513.141117.112.6+124
Sales Workers37414.112.937415.713.1+109
Average household size--------------
Average household size1.62--1.681.62--1.690.00
Household type--------------
Couple with children5406.36.05406.36.2+110
Couple without children1,99523.221.41,99524.123.7+341
One parent family1,10112.812.11,10112.711.2+229
Group household370.42.1371.12.5-39
Lone person household4,84456.357.44,84454.955.1+1,070
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned4,74054.649.34,74056.251.4+850
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house6,48974.869.26,48970.668.1+1,604
Medium density2,00723.123.62,00727.825.1+83
High density951.15.6950.15.3+88

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.