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Ascot Vale

Household income


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In Ascot Vale, 20% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Ascot Vale'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 Ascot Vale. 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
Ascot Vale - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %
Negative Income/Nil Income701.31.3
$5000 or more1312.52.1
Not stated56710.710.3

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 Not stated, City of Moonee Valley: 10.3% $5000 or more, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% $4000-$4999, City of Moonee Valley: 2.6% $3500-$3999, City of Moonee Valley: 3.0% $3000-$3499, City of Moonee Valley: 5.9% $2500-$2999, City of Moonee Valley: 9.2% $2000-$2499, City of Moonee Valley: 8.3% $1500-$1999, City of Moonee Valley: 10.5% $1250-$1499, City of Moonee Valley: 6.5% $1000-$1249, City of Moonee Valley: 7.0% $800-$999, City of Moonee Valley: 6.8% $600-$799, City of Moonee Valley: 7.1% $400-$599, City of Moonee Valley: 8.4% $300-$399, City of Moonee Valley: 6.2% $200-$299, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% $1-$199, City of Moonee Valley: 1.9% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of Moonee Valley: 1.3% Not stated, Ascot Vale: 10.7% $5000 or more, Ascot Vale: 2.5% $4000-$4999, Ascot Vale: 3.5% $3500-$3999, Ascot Vale: 3.0% $3000-$3499, Ascot Vale: 5.9% $2500-$2999, Ascot Vale: 10.1% $2000-$2499, Ascot Vale: 8.2% $1500-$1999, Ascot Vale: 9.9% $1250-$1499, Ascot Vale: 5.7% $1000-$1249, Ascot Vale: 6.4% $800-$999, Ascot Vale: 6.2% $600-$799, Ascot Vale: 6.2% $400-$599, Ascot Vale: 7.2% $300-$399, Ascot Vale: 6.6% $200-$299, Ascot Vale: 4.5% $1-$199, Ascot Vale: 2.3% Negative Income/Nil Income, Ascot Vale: 1.3%
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 Ascot Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a larger proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income households (those earning less than $650 per week).

Overall, 19.6% of the households earned a high income and 28.1% were low income households, compared with 18.0% and 27.7% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences between the household incomes of Ascot Vale and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $200-$299 (4.5% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $400-$599 (7.2% compared to 8.4%)