City of Melton
Recent arrivals - Household income
In 2011, 22.2% of recent arrivals in the City of Melton are 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. With other data sources, such as Educational Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the recent arrivals in the City of Melton.
Income for recent arrivals 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 areas attract more recent skilled migrants and business sponsored migration which will tend to have higher incomes among their recent arrivals.
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 born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings
|Weekly household income|
|City of Melton - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Weekly income||Number||%||Greater Melbourne|
|Negative/ Nil Income||60||1.1||5.8||28001|
|$3,500 or more||352||6.5||5.5||28010|
|One or more incomes not stated||499||9.2||9.1||28011|
|Total people in private dwellings||5,406||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.
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Analysis of household income levels for recent arrivals in the City of Melton shows that there was a larger proportion of recent arrivals in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week) compared to Greater Melbourne in 2011.
Overall, 22.2% of recent arrivals were in households that earned a high income, and 7.2% were in low income households, compared with 19.6% and 16.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
The major differences between household income levels of recent arrivals in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $2,000-$2,499 (13.9% compared to 9.9%)
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $1,500-$1,999 (17.9% compared to 14.0%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned Negative/ Nil Income (1.1% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $600-$999 (10.8% compared to 13.7%)