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In Melrose Park, 9% 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 Melrose Park. 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
Melrose Park - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Mitcham %
Negative Income/ Nil income965.37.5
$1-$199 1347.48.3
$200-$299 18410.28.7
$300-$399 22412.49.2
$400-$599 23012.812.1
$600-$799 21712.09.6
$800-$999 1508.38.3
$1000-$1249 1478.28.5
$1250-$1499 1196.66.6
$1500-$1999 1096.08.6
$2000 or more 522.97.8
Not stated1407.84.8

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 Mitcham: 4.8% $2000 or more , City of Mitcham: 7.8% $1500-$1999 , City of Mitcham: 8.6% $1250-$1499 , City of Mitcham: 6.6% $1000-$1249 , City of Mitcham: 8.5% $800-$999 , City of Mitcham: 8.3% $600-$799 , City of Mitcham: 9.6% $400-$599 , City of Mitcham: 12.1% $300-$399 , City of Mitcham: 9.2% $200-$299 , City of Mitcham: 8.7% $1-$199 , City of Mitcham: 8.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Mitcham: 7.5% Not stated, Melrose Park: 7.8% $2000 or more , Melrose Park: 2.9% $1500-$1999 , Melrose Park: 6.0% $1250-$1499 , Melrose Park: 6.6% $1000-$1249 , Melrose Park: 8.2% $800-$999 , Melrose Park: 8.3% $600-$799 , Melrose Park: 12.0% $400-$599 , Melrose Park: 12.8% $300-$399 , Melrose Park: 12.4% $200-$299 , Melrose Park: 10.2% $1-$199 , Melrose Park: 7.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Melrose Park: 5.3%
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 Melrose Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham 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, 8.9% of the population earned a high income, and 35.4% earned a low income, compared with 16.5% and 33.7% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between Melrose Park's individual incomes and the City of Mitcham's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (12.4% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $600-$799 (12.0% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (2.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1500-$1999 (6.0% compared to 8.6%)