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In Melton East, 19% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Melton East'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 Melton East. 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
Melton East2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Melton %
Negative Income/Nil Income2171.31.2
$1-$1991580.91.1
$200-$2992221.31.9
$300-$3993702.23.8
$400-$5998965.27.2
$600-$7991,0846.38.1
$800-$9991,1106.58.1
$1000-$12491,4668.69.5
$1250-$14991,5869.39.0
$1500-$19992,73716.014.2
$2000-$24992,38313.911.3
$2500-$29991,5839.27.2
$3000-$34998464.93.9
$3500-$39994132.41.7
$4000-$49992481.41.1
$5000 or more1490.90.6
Not stated1,6659.710.0

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $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% $5000 or more, Melton East: 0.9% $4000-$4999, Melton East: 1.4% $3500-$3999, Melton East: 2.4% $3000-$3499, Melton East: 4.9% $2500-$2999, Melton East: 9.2% $2000-$2499, Melton East: 13.9% $1500-$1999, Melton East: 16.0% $1250-$1499, Melton East: 9.3% $1000-$1249, Melton East: 8.6% $800-$999, Melton East: 6.5% $600-$799, Melton East: 6.3% $400-$599, Melton East: 5.2% $300-$399, Melton East: 2.2% $200-$299, Melton East: 1.3% $1-$199, Melton East: 0.9% Negative Income/Nil Income, Melton East: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in Melton East in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a larger 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 $600 per week).

Overall, 18.9% of the households earned a high income and 10.9% were low income households, compared with 14.5% and 15.3% respectively for the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $2000-$2499 (13.9% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $2500-$2999 (9.2% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $1500-$1999 (16.0% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $400-$599 (5.2% compared to 7.2%)