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In Melton West, 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 Melton West. 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
Melton West - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Melton %
Negative Income/ Nil income9228.69.5
$1-$199 8257.77.9
$200-$299 1,0149.59.2
$300-$399 9018.47.9
$400-$599 1,23111.510.6
$600-$799 1,29712.111.8
$800-$999 1,19811.210.2
$1000-$1249 1,0629.99.6
$1250-$1499 6386.06.1
$1500-$1999 5355.05.6
$2000 or more 2752.63.1
Not stated8237.78.4

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, Melton West: 7.7% $2000 or more , Melton West: 2.6% $1500-$1999 , Melton West: 5.0% $1250-$1499 , Melton West: 6.0% $1000-$1249 , Melton West: 9.9% $800-$999 , Melton West: 11.2% $600-$799 , Melton West: 12.1% $400-$599 , Melton West: 11.5% $300-$399 , Melton West: 8.4% $200-$299 , Melton West: 9.5% $1-$199 , Melton West: 7.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Melton West: 8.6%
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 Melton West 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 similar proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 7.6% of the population earned a high income, and 34.2% earned a low income, compared with 8.7% and 34.6% respectively for the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $800-$999 (11.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $400-$599 (11.5% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (8.6% compared to 9.5%)