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Lower Mitcham

Household income

In Lower Mitcham, 22% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Lower Mitcham'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 Lower Mitcham. 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?'


Weekly household income
Lower Mitcham - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Mitcham %
Negative Income/Nil Income60.70.9
$5000 or more141.71.8
Not stated657.89.6

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $5000 or more, City of Mitcham: 1.8% $4000-$4999, City of Mitcham: 2.3% $3500-$3999, City of Mitcham: 2.8% $3000-$3499, City of Mitcham: 6.3% $2500-$2999, City of Mitcham: 8.9% $2000-$2499, City of Mitcham: 8.8% $1500-$1999, City of Mitcham: 11.0% $1250-$1499, City of Mitcham: 7.0% $1000-$1249, City of Mitcham: 7.5% $800-$999, City of Mitcham: 7.8% $600-$799, City of Mitcham: 7.7% $400-$599, City of Mitcham: 8.6% $300-$399, City of Mitcham: 5.5% $200-$299, City of Mitcham: 2.1% $1-$199, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of Mitcham: 0.9% $5000 or more, Lower Mitcham: 1.7% $4000-$4999, Lower Mitcham: 1.8% $3500-$3999, Lower Mitcham: 3.1% $3000-$3499, Lower Mitcham: 6.3% $2500-$2999, Lower Mitcham: 9.2% $2000-$2499, Lower Mitcham: 8.3% $1500-$1999, Lower Mitcham: 10.7% $1250-$1499, Lower Mitcham: 7.0% $1000-$1249, Lower Mitcham: 8.7% $800-$999, Lower Mitcham: 6.8% $600-$799, Lower Mitcham: 8.5% $400-$599, Lower Mitcham: 7.9% $300-$399, Lower Mitcham: 7.6% $200-$299, Lower Mitcham: 2.2% $1-$199, Lower Mitcham: 1.7% Negative Income/Nil Income, Lower Mitcham: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in Lower Mitcham in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 22.1% of the households earned a high income and 20.1% were low income households, compared with 22.1% and 18.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the household incomes of Lower Mitcham and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $300-$399 (7.6% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $1000-$1249 (8.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $800-$999 (6.8% compared to 7.8%)