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City of Maroondah

Low income households - Introduction

There were 10,830 people in low income households living in the City of Maroondah.

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 Maroondah - Low income households20112006Change
Number%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,31112.114.21,3119.912.8+449
15 - 24 years6105.610.46104.910.1+189
25 - 64 years3,99936.938.83,99937.438.7+753
65 years or more4,95145.737.44,95148.339.1+767
Total population10,830100.0100.010,830100.0100.0+2,160
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6245.65.86244.55.4+222
Secondary school4524.14.44523.44.2+149
Tertiary (University and TAFE)4273.87.64273.26.9+139
Not attending8,88379.974.88,88380.475.4+1,647
Highest qualification achieved--------------
Other post-school1,58016.214.11,58013.411.9+497
No qualification5,51456.660.05,51460.263.8+648
Unemployment rate46918.421.946922.428.8+89
Participation rate2,55526.327.32,55521.023.6+861
Occupations Top 3--------------
Community and Personal Service Workers31215.514.531215.812.9+118
Technicians and Trades Workers29714.813.129715.412.6+108
Average household size--------------
Average household size1.51--1.681.47--1.690.04
Household type--------------
Couple with children2914.16.02914.06.2+56
Couple without children1,27818.021.41,27819.923.7+109
One parent family85612.112.185610.111.2+261
Group household670.92.1671.42.5-16
Lone person household4,57664.457.44,57663.855.1+824
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned3,91354.549.33,91356.351.4+585
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,40061.369.24,40060.168.1+847
Medium density2,63236.723.62,63239.325.1+312
High density981.45.6980.15.3+93

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.