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Non-English speakers - Household income

In the City of Knox, 22.0% of non-English speakers were in households earning $2,500 or more per week.

Households form the common economic in our society. The City of Knox'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 the non-English speaking background population in the City of Knox.

Income for the non-English speaking population may be lower or higher than the wider population. Generally, areas with many recent migrants, particularly students and refugees, may have lower incomes. On the other hand, some area's non-English speaking populations are older and more established, with some of those areas targeted as aspirational upgrader areas. These tend to have rapidly increasing incomes among non-English speaking communities.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Weekly household income
City of Knox - Non-English speakers2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Melbourne
Negative/ Nil Income3311.12.6
$1-$2997892.53.9
$300-$5992,4918.011.3
$600-$9993,91112.615.5
$1,000-$1,2492,7618.98.6
$1,250-$1,4992,6228.58.1
$1,500-$1,9994,68015.113.0
$2,000-$2,4993,62711.79.4
$2,500-$3,4994,55814.711.6
$3,500 or more2,2637.35.6
One or more incomes not stated2,9429.510.4

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $3,500 or more, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% $2,500-$3,499, Greater Melbourne: 11.6% $2,000-$2,499, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% $1,500-$1,999, Greater Melbourne: 13.0% $1,250-$1,499, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% $1,000-$1,249, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% $600-$999, Greater Melbourne: 15.5% $300-$599, Greater Melbourne: 11.3% $1-$299, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Negative/ Nil Income, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% $3,500 or more, City of Knox: 7.3% $2,500-$3,499, City of Knox: 14.7% $2,000-$2,499, City of Knox: 11.7% $1,500-$1,999, City of Knox: 15.1% $1,250-$1,499, City of Knox: 8.5% $1,000-$1,249, City of Knox: 8.9% $600-$999, City of Knox: 12.6% $300-$599, City of Knox: 8.0% $1-$299, City of Knox: 2.5% Negative/ Nil Income, City of Knox: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels for non-English speaking households in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a larger proportion of non-English speakers in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 22.0% of non-English speakers were in households who earned a high income, and 11.7% were in low income households, compared with 17.3% and 17.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the incomes levels for non-English speakers in households in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (14.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $2,000-$2,499 (11.7% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (8.0% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $600-$999 (12.6% compared to 15.5%)