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In Essendon West, 16% 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 Essendon West. 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
Essendon West - (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %
Negative Income/ Nil income908.28.0
$1-$199 1009.17.4
$200-$299 11310.310.3
$300-$399 1079.89.3
$400-$599 1019.310.0
$600-$799 12011.09.1
$800-$999 777.18.0
$1000-$1249 898.18.5
$1250-$1499 706.56.3
$1500-$1999 807.37.6
$2000 or more 938.58.1
Not stated514.77.6

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 Moonee Valley: 7.6% $2000 or more , City of Moonee Valley: 8.1% $1500-$1999 , City of Moonee Valley: 7.6% $1250-$1499 , City of Moonee Valley: 6.3% $1000-$1249 , City of Moonee Valley: 8.5% $800-$999 , City of Moonee Valley: 8.0% $600-$799 , City of Moonee Valley: 9.1% $400-$599 , City of Moonee Valley: 10.0% $300-$399 , City of Moonee Valley: 9.3% $200-$299 , City of Moonee Valley: 10.3% $1-$199 , City of Moonee Valley: 7.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Moonee Valley: 8.0% Not stated, Essendon West: 4.7% $2000 or more , Essendon West: 8.5% $1500-$1999 , Essendon West: 7.3% $1250-$1499 , Essendon West: 6.5% $1000-$1249 , Essendon West: 8.1% $800-$999 , Essendon West: 7.1% $600-$799 , Essendon West: 11.0% $400-$599 , Essendon West: 9.3% $300-$399 , Essendon West: 9.8% $200-$299 , Essendon West: 10.3% $1-$199 , Essendon West: 9.1% Negative Income/ Nil income, Essendon West: 8.2%
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 Essendon West in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a similar 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, 15.8% of the population earned a high income, and 37.5% earned a low income, compared with 15.6% and 34.9% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences between Essendon West's individual incomes and the City of Moonee Valley's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $600-$799 (11.0% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $1-$199 (9.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $800-$999 (7.1% compared to 8.0%)