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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Individual income

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In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, 13.3% 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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers. 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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %
Negative Income/ Nil income2346.17.6
$1 - $1491854.94.4
$150 - $299 2245.96.6
$300 - $399 2626.99.3
$400 - $499 3098.19.7
$500 - $649 3679.69.1
$650 - $7992837.48.2
$800 - $999 3038.08.4
$1,000 - $1,249 3027.97.9
$1,250 - $1,4992336.15.4
$1,500 - $1,7491995.24.4
$1,750 - $1,9991433.73.1
$2,000 - $2,9992045.44.0
$3,000 or more1604.22.9
Not stated40210.59.0

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.0% $3,000 or more, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.9% $2,000 - $2,999, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.1% $1,500 - $1,749, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.4% $1,000 - $1,249 , Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.9% $800 - $999 , Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.4% $650 - $799, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.2% $500 - $649 , Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.1% $400 - $499 , Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.7% $300 - $399 , Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.3% $150 - $299 , Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.6% $1 - $149, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.6% Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 10.5% $3,000 or more, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 4.2% $2,000 - $2,999, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 5.4% $1,750 - $1,999, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.7% $1,500 - $1,749, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 5.2% $1,250 - $1,499, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.1% $1,000 - $1,249 , Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.9% $800 - $999 , Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 8.0% $650 - $799, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.4% $500 - $649 , Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 9.6% $400 - $499 , Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 8.1% $300 - $399 , Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.9% $150 - $299 , Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 5.9% $1 - $149, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 4.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 6.1%
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income people (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 13.3% of the population earned a high income, and 31.9% earned a low income, compared with 10.0% and 37.5% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers's individual incomes and Mornington Peninsula Shire's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $2,000 - $2,999 (5.4% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $300 - $399 (6.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $400 - $499 (8.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (6.1% compared to 7.6%)

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