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In Diggers Rest, 8% of the population earned an income of $1,500 or more per week in 2011.

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 Diggers Rest. 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 wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
Diggers Rest - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Melton %
Negative Income/ Nil income1278.49.5
$1-$199 1248.27.9
$200-$299 1318.79.2
$300-$399 15210.17.9
$400-$599 18011.910.6
$600-$799 19412.811.8
$800-$999 16711.110.2
$1000-$1249 1429.49.6
$1250-$1499 845.66.1
$1500-$1999 795.25.6
$2000 or more 422.83.1
Not stated895.98.4

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

Weekly individual income, 2011
Weekly individual income, 2011 Not stated, City of Melton: 8.4% $2000 or more , City of Melton: 3.1% $1500-$1999 , City of Melton: 5.6% $1250-$1499 , City of Melton: 6.1% $1000-$1249 , City of Melton: 9.6% $800-$999 , City of Melton: 10.2% $600-$799 , City of Melton: 11.8% $400-$599 , City of Melton: 10.6% $300-$399 , City of Melton: 7.9% $200-$299 , City of Melton: 9.2% $1-$199 , City of Melton: 7.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Melton: 9.5% Not stated, Diggers Rest: 5.9% $2000 or more , Diggers Rest: 2.8% $1500-$1999 , Diggers Rest: 5.2% $1250-$1499 , Diggers Rest: 5.6% $1000-$1249 , Diggers Rest: 9.4% $800-$999 , Diggers Rest: 11.1% $600-$799 , Diggers Rest: 12.8% $400-$599 , Diggers Rest: 11.9% $300-$399 , Diggers Rest: 10.1% $200-$299 , Diggers Rest: 8.7% $1-$199 , Diggers Rest: 8.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Diggers Rest: 8.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in Diggers Rest in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 8.0% of the population earned a high income, and 35.3% earned a low income, compared with 8.7% and 34.6% respectively for the City of Melton.

The major differences between Diggers Rest's individual incomes and the City of Melton's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (10.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $400-$599 (11.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $600-$799 (12.8% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (8.4% compared to 9.5%)