City of Melton
Life-stages - Household income
In the City of Melton, 15.3% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households earning $2,500 or more per week.
Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The City of Melton's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. When related to age, this shows the household income of the household in which the individual of that age group was counted.
This helps to reveal the socio-economic opportunities available to people of a particular age group and the resources available to them. It can answer questions such as whether the wealth of an area is being shared equally among all ages, or particular groups, eg. children or retirees, have access to significantly higher or lower incomes than the general population.
Note that in some cases, particularly for children, this does not mean that the person in the age group actually receives the income, just that they are in a household with that income.
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?'
Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings
|Weekly household income|
|City of Melton - 0 to 4 years||2011|
|Negative/ Nil Income||22||0.2||0.7||28001|
|$3,500 or more||279||2.9||6.0||28010|
|Total people in private dwellings||9,701||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of household income levels for children aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a smaller proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a similar proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).
Overall, 15.3% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households that earned a high income, and 9.7% were in low income households, compared with 23.3% and 9.9% respectively for Victoria.
The major differences between incomes levels for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in the City of Melton and Victoria were:
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $1,500-$1,999 (18.3% compared to 16.2%)
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $2,000-$2,499 (12.1% compared to 10.2%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (12.5% compared to 17.2%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $3,500 or more (2.9% compared to 6.0%)