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Individual income

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In the City of Melton, 7.7% of the population earned an income of $1,750 or more per week in 2016.

Individual Income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Qualifications and Occupation, they help tell the story of the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the City of Melton. The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including employment status, age (as for instance students and retirees often receive a lower income), qualifications and type of employment.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Individual Income Quartiles.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the total of all income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
City of Melton - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Melbourne %
Negative Income/ Nil income12,00211.811.2
$1 - $1494,6844.64.5
$150 - $299 7,3357.27.0
$300 - $399 7,6277.57.7
$400 - $499 6,9536.87.4
$500 - $649 7,3207.27.0
$650 - $7998,1868.07.3
$800 - $999 9,5319.38.3
$1,000 - $1,249 9,8519.68.6
$1,250 - $1,4996,5976.56.0
$1,500 - $1,7494,7954.75.0
$1,750 - $1,9993,0843.03.4
$2,000 - $2,9993,5773.55.1
$3,000 or more1,2241.23.4
Not stated9,3339.18.2

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

Weekly individual income, 2016
Weekly individual income, 2016 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% $3,000 or more, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% $2,000 - $2,999, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% $1,750 - $1,999, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% $1,500 - $1,749, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% $1,000 - $1,249 , Greater Melbourne: 8.6% $800 - $999 , Greater Melbourne: 8.3% $650 - $799, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% $500 - $649 , Greater Melbourne: 7.0% $400 - $499 , Greater Melbourne: 7.4% $300 - $399 , Greater Melbourne: 7.7% $150 - $299 , Greater Melbourne: 7.0% $1 - $149, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Melbourne: 11.2% Not stated, City of Melton: 9.1% $3,000 or more, City of Melton: 1.2% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Melton: 3.5% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Melton: 3.0% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Melton: 4.7% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Melton: 6.5% $1,000 - $1,249 , City of Melton: 9.6% $800 - $999 , City of Melton: 9.3% $650 - $799, City of Melton: 8.0% $500 - $649 , City of Melton: 7.2% $400 - $499 , City of Melton: 6.8% $300 - $399 , City of Melton: 7.5% $150 - $299 , City of Melton: 7.2% $1 - $149, City of Melton: 4.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Melton: 11.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in the City of Melton in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 7.7% of the population earned a high income, and 37.8% earned a low income, compared with 11.9% and 37.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the City of Melton's individual incomes and Greater Melbourne's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $1,000 - $1,249 (9.6% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $800 - $999 (9.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $3,000 or more (1.2% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (3.5% compared to 5.1%)

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