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Overseas born - Household income

In the City of Melton, 19.2% of overseas born people were in households earning an income of $2,500 or more per week.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The City of Melton's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Educational Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the overseas-born population in the City of Melton.

Income for the overseas-born population may be lower or higher than the total population. Some areas with many recent migrants, particularly students and refugees, may have lower incomes, though if they are sponsored business migrants the effect may be the opposite. This topic helps quantify the difference between the incomes of Australian and overseas-born for the area, to assist in targeting services to these communities.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the total of all wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'

People born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Weekly household income
City of Melton - Overseas born2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Melbourne
Negative/ Nil Income3571.22.5
$1-$2997042.43.7
$300-$5992,5918.711.7
$600-$9994,15713.914.8
$1,000-$1,2492,4528.27.9
$1,250-$1,4992,4318.17.5
$1,500-$1,9994,38714.712.3
$2,000-$2,4993,79012.79.4
$2,500-$3,4994,11313.813.4
$3,500 or more1,6265.56.8
One or more incomes not stated3,22510.810.1

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $3,500 or more, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% $2,500-$3,499, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% $2,000-$2,499, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% $1,500-$1,999, Greater Melbourne: 12.3% $1,250-$1,499, Greater Melbourne: 7.5% $1,000-$1,249, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% $600-$999, Greater Melbourne: 14.8% $300-$599, Greater Melbourne: 11.7% $1-$299, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Negative/ Nil Income, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% $3,500 or more, City of Melton: 5.5% $2,500-$3,499, City of Melton: 13.8% $2,000-$2,499, City of Melton: 12.7% $1,500-$1,999, City of Melton: 14.7% $1,250-$1,499, City of Melton: 8.1% $1,000-$1,249, City of Melton: 8.2% $600-$999, City of Melton: 13.9% $300-$599, City of Melton: 8.7% $1-$299, City of Melton: 2.4% Negative/ Nil Income, City of Melton: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels for overseas born people in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of overseas born people in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 19.2% of overseas born people were in households that earned a high income, and 12.2% were in low income households, compared with 20.2% and 17.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the income levels of overseas born people in households in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $2,000-$2,499 (12.7% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $1,500-$1,999 (14.7% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (8.7% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $3,500 or more (5.5% compared to 6.8%)