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Essendon West

Individual income

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Essendon West, 16.6% 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 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 income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
Essendon West - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %
Negative Income/ Nil income11810.39.0
$1 - $149534.74.4
$150 - $299 736.56.8
$300 - $399 807.17.8
$400 - $499 817.17.2
$500 - $649 615.46.5
$650 - $799867.66.4
$800 - $999 887.77.4
$1,000 - $1,249 887.78.4
$1,250 - $1,499675.96.6
$1,500 - $1,749645.75.7
$1,750 - $1,999544.84.1
$2,000 - $2,999877.76.6
$3,000 or more474.14.6
Not stated877.78.5

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 Moonee Valley: 8.5% $3,000 or more, City of Moonee Valley: 4.6% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Moonee Valley: 6.6% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Moonee Valley: 5.7% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Moonee Valley: 6.6% $1,000 - $1,249 , City of Moonee Valley: 8.4% $800 - $999 , City of Moonee Valley: 7.4% $650 - $799, City of Moonee Valley: 6.4% $500 - $649 , City of Moonee Valley: 6.5% $400 - $499 , City of Moonee Valley: 7.2% $300 - $399 , City of Moonee Valley: 7.8% $150 - $299 , City of Moonee Valley: 6.8% $1 - $149, City of Moonee Valley: 4.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Moonee Valley: 9.0% Not stated, Essendon West: 7.7% $3,000 or more, Essendon West: 4.1% $2,000 - $2,999, Essendon West: 7.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Essendon West: 4.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Essendon West: 5.7% $1,250 - $1,499, Essendon West: 5.9% $1,000 - $1,249 , Essendon West: 7.7% $800 - $999 , Essendon West: 7.7% $650 - $799, Essendon West: 7.6% $500 - $649 , Essendon West: 5.4% $400 - $499 , Essendon West: 7.1% $300 - $399 , Essendon West: 7.1% $150 - $299 , Essendon West: 6.5% $1 - $149, Essendon West: 4.7% Negative Income/ Nil income, Essendon West: 10.3%
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 Essendon West in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a higher proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 16.6% of the population earned a high income, and 35.7% earned a low income, compared with 15.3% and 35.3% 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 Negative Income/ Nil income (10.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $650 - $799 (7.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (7.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $500 - $649 (5.4% compared to 6.5%)

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