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Household income

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In the City of Melton, 19% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2016.

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 Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the City of Melton. It is important to note that income data is not necessarily a measure of wealth. For example, if an area has a large number of retirees this will produce a higher proportion of households with low income but the retirees may have large capital wealth. For this reason, household income should be viewed in conjunction with Age and Household Composition.

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?'

Households

Weekly household income
City of Melton - Total households (Enumerated)2016
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Melbourne %
Neg/Nil Income6121.52.3
$1 - $1492520.60.8
$150 - $2996551.62.0
$300 - $3997681.82.4
$400 - $4991,8984.55.3
$500 - $6491,5553.73.9
$650 - $7992,6346.36.1
$800 - $9992,7446.66.2
$1,000 - $1,2493,7078.97.8
$1,250 - $1,4993,5718.57.2
$1,500 - $1,7492,9997.26.1
$1,750 - $1,9992,8426.85.8
$2,000 - $2,4995,42212.911.1
$2,500 - $2,999 3,2677.86.9
$3,000 - $3,4991,9024.54.4
$3,500 - $3,9991,2082.94.1
$4,000 - $4,4995801.42.0
$4,500 - $4,9994431.11.9
$5,000 - $5,9993970.91.8
$6,000 - $7,9992370.61.5
$8,000 or more340.10.2
Not stated4,1559.910.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly household income, 2016
Weekly household income, 2016 $8,000 or more, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% $6,000 - $7,999, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% $5,000 - $5,999, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% $4,500 - $4,999, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% $4,000 - $4,499, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% $3,500 - $3,999, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% $3,000 - $3,499, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% $2,500 - $2,999 , Greater Melbourne: 6.9% $2,000 - $2,499, Greater Melbourne: 11.1% $1,750 - $1,999, Greater Melbourne: 5.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% $1,250 - $1,499, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% $1,000 - $1,249, Greater Melbourne: 7.8% $800 - $999, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% $650 - $799, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% $500 - $649, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% $400 - $499, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% $300 - $399, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% $150 - $299, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% $1 - $149, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Neg/Nil Income, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% $8,000 or more, City of Melton: 0.1% $6,000 - $7,999, City of Melton: 0.6% $5,000 - $5,999, City of Melton: 0.9% $4,500 - $4,999, City of Melton: 1.1% $4,000 - $4,499, City of Melton: 1.4% $3,500 - $3,999, City of Melton: 2.9% $3,000 - $3,499, City of Melton: 4.5% $2,500 - $2,999 , City of Melton: 7.8% $2,000 - $2,499, City of Melton: 12.9% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Melton: 6.8% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Melton: 7.2% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Melton: 8.5% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Melton: 8.9% $800 - $999, City of Melton: 6.6% $650 - $799, City of Melton: 6.3% $500 - $649, City of Melton: 3.7% $400 - $499, City of Melton: 4.5% $300 - $399, City of Melton: 1.8% $150 - $299, City of Melton: 1.6% $1 - $149, City of Melton: 0.6% Neg/Nil Income, City of Melton: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the City of Melton in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income households (those earning less than $650 per week).

Overall, 19.3% of the households earned a high income and 13.7% were low income households, compared with 22.9% and 16.7% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the household incomes of the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $2,000 - $2,499 (12.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $1,250 - $1,499 (8.5% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (8.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $3,500 - $3,999 (2.9% compared to 4.1%)

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