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Melrose Park

Individual income

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In Melrose Park, 10.2% of the population earned an income of $1,750 or more per week in 2016.

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 income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
Melrose Park - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Mitcham %
Negative Income/ Nil income1528.59.1
$1 - $149754.25.1
$150 - $299 1216.87.0
$300 - $399 1619.07.1
$400 - $499 18710.57.9
$500 - $649 1458.17.9
$650 - $7991568.77.2
$800 - $999 1578.87.6
$1,000 - $1,249 1468.28.3
$1,250 - $1,4991096.16.1
$1,500 - $1,749834.65.9
$1,750 - $1,999754.24.5
$2,000 - $2,999844.76.8
$3,000 or more241.34.1
Not stated1136.35.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly individual income, 2016
Weekly individual income, 2016 Not stated, City of Mitcham: 5.4% $3,000 or more, City of Mitcham: 4.1% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Mitcham: 6.8% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Mitcham: 4.5% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Mitcham: 5.9% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Mitcham: 6.1% $1,000 - $1,249 , City of Mitcham: 8.3% $800 - $999 , City of Mitcham: 7.6% $650 - $799, City of Mitcham: 7.2% $500 - $649 , City of Mitcham: 7.9% $400 - $499 , City of Mitcham: 7.9% $300 - $399 , City of Mitcham: 7.1% $150 - $299 , City of Mitcham: 7.0% $1 - $149, City of Mitcham: 5.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Mitcham: 9.1% Not stated, Melrose Park: 6.3% $3,000 or more, Melrose Park: 1.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Melrose Park: 4.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Melrose Park: 4.2% $1,500 - $1,749, Melrose Park: 4.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Melrose Park: 6.1% $1,000 - $1,249 , Melrose Park: 8.2% $800 - $999 , Melrose Park: 8.8% $650 - $799, Melrose Park: 8.7% $500 - $649 , Melrose Park: 8.1% $400 - $499 , Melrose Park: 10.5% $300 - $399 , Melrose Park: 9.0% $150 - $299 , Melrose Park: 6.8% $1 - $149, Melrose Park: 4.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Melrose Park: 8.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (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 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 10.2% of the population earned a high income, and 38.9% earned a low income, compared with 15.3% and 36.3% 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 $400 - $499 (10.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300 - $399 (9.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $3,000 or more (1.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (4.7% compared to 6.8%)

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