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Household income


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In Brookfield, 13% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Brookfield'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 Brookfield. 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?'


Weekly household income
Brookfield - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Melton %
Negative Income/Nil Income150.81.2
$5000 or more70.40.6
Not stated20410.310.0

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 Not stated, City of Melton: 10.0% $5000 or more, City of Melton: 0.6% $4000-$4999, City of Melton: 1.1% $3500-$3999, City of Melton: 1.7% $3000-$3499, City of Melton: 3.9% $2500-$2999, City of Melton: 7.2% $2000-$2499, City of Melton: 11.3% $1500-$1999, City of Melton: 14.2% $1250-$1499, City of Melton: 9.0% $1000-$1249, City of Melton: 9.5% $800-$999, City of Melton: 8.1% $600-$799, City of Melton: 8.1% $400-$599, City of Melton: 7.2% $300-$399, City of Melton: 3.8% $200-$299, City of Melton: 1.9% $1-$199, City of Melton: 1.1% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of Melton: 1.2% Not stated, Brookfield: 10.3% $5000 or more, Brookfield: 0.4% $4000-$4999, Brookfield: 1.0% $3500-$3999, Brookfield: 1.6% $3000-$3499, Brookfield: 3.6% $2500-$2999, Brookfield: 7.0% $2000-$2499, Brookfield: 11.4% $1500-$1999, Brookfield: 14.5% $1250-$1499, Brookfield: 9.5% $1000-$1249, Brookfield: 8.6% $800-$999, Brookfield: 8.5% $600-$799, Brookfield: 8.1% $400-$599, Brookfield: 8.7% $300-$399, Brookfield: 3.3% $200-$299, Brookfield: 2.2% $1-$199, Brookfield: 0.7% Negative Income/Nil Income, Brookfield: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in Brookfield in 2011 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a similar proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) as well as a similar proportion of low income households (those earning less than $650 per week).

Overall, 13.2% of the households earned a high income and 23.8% were low income households, compared with 13.5% and 23.4% respectively for City of Melton.

The major difference between the household incomes of Brookfield and City of Melton is:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $400-$599 (8.7% compared to 7.2%)