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In Clayton, 5% 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 Clayton. 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
Clayton - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Monash %
Negative Income/ Nil income3,28323.512.7
$1-$199 1,2569.08.5
$200-$299 1,56811.210.0
$300-$399 1,2929.29.1
$400-$599 1,52910.910.9
$600-$799 1,2058.69.5
$800-$999 9096.57.7
$1000-$1249 7645.57.4
$1250-$1499 4863.55.3
$1500-$1999 3932.86.4
$2000 or more 2431.76.2
Not stated1,0647.66.3

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 Monash: 6.3% $2000 or more , City of Monash: 6.2% $1500-$1999 , City of Monash: 6.4% $1250-$1499 , City of Monash: 5.3% $1000-$1249 , City of Monash: 7.4% $800-$999 , City of Monash: 7.7% $600-$799 , City of Monash: 9.5% $400-$599 , City of Monash: 10.9% $300-$399 , City of Monash: 9.1% $200-$299 , City of Monash: 10.0% $1-$199 , City of Monash: 8.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Monash: 12.7% Not stated, Clayton: 7.6% $2000 or more , Clayton: 1.7% $1500-$1999 , Clayton: 2.8% $1250-$1499 , Clayton: 3.5% $1000-$1249 , Clayton: 5.5% $800-$999 , Clayton: 6.5% $600-$799 , Clayton: 8.6% $400-$599 , Clayton: 10.9% $300-$399 , Clayton: 9.2% $200-$299 , Clayton: 11.2% $1-$199 , Clayton: 9.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Clayton: 23.5%
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 Clayton in 2011 compared to City of Monash 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, 4.5% of the population earned a high income, and 52.9% earned a low income, compared with 12.6% and 40.3% respectively for City of Monash.

The major differences between Clayton's individual incomes and City of Monash's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (23.5% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (1.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1500-$1999 (2.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1000-$1249 (5.5% compared to 7.4%)