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Mount Waverley
Household income

In Mount Waverley, 23% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Mount Waverley'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 Mount Waverley. 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
Mount Waverley2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Monash %
Negative Income/Nil Income1971.72.6
$5000 or more2652.31.7
Not stated1,1319.610.3

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 Monash: 1.7% $4000-$4999, City of Monash: 2.3% $3500-$3999, City of Monash: 2.6% $3000-$3499, City of Monash: 5.4% $2500-$2999, City of Monash: 8.6% $2000-$2499, City of Monash: 8.2% $1500-$1999, City of Monash: 10.9% $1250-$1499, City of Monash: 7.0% $1000-$1249, City of Monash: 7.4% $800-$999, City of Monash: 7.4% $600-$799, City of Monash: 7.7% $400-$599, City of Monash: 8.7% $300-$399, City of Monash: 5.1% $200-$299, City of Monash: 2.1% $1-$199, City of Monash: 1.8% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of Monash: 2.6% $5000 or more, Mount Waverley: 2.3% $4000-$4999, Mount Waverley: 2.5% $3500-$3999, Mount Waverley: 3.2% $3000-$3499, Mount Waverley: 6.1% $2500-$2999, Mount Waverley: 9.2% $2000-$2499, Mount Waverley: 7.9% $1500-$1999, Mount Waverley: 10.5% $1250-$1499, Mount Waverley: 6.5% $1000-$1249, Mount Waverley: 7.6% $800-$999, Mount Waverley: 7.5% $600-$799, Mount Waverley: 8.0% $400-$599, Mount Waverley: 9.2% $300-$399, Mount Waverley: 4.4% $200-$299, Mount Waverley: 1.9% $1-$199, Mount Waverley: 1.8% Negative Income/Nil Income, Mount Waverley: 1.7%
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 Mount Waverley in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a larger proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 23.3% of the households earned a high income and 19.0% were low income households, compared with 20.6% and 20.4% respectively for City of Monash.

There were no major differences between Mount Waverley and City of Monash in 2011.