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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Individual income

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In Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie, 13.4% 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie. 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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2016
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %
Negative Income/ Nil income2526.37.6
$1 - $1491413.54.4
$150 - $299 2586.56.6
$300 - $399 3669.29.3
$400 - $499 3338.49.7
$500 - $649 3558.99.1
$650 - $7993087.88.2
$800 - $999 3358.48.4
$1,000 - $1,249 2857.27.9
$1,250 - $1,4991964.95.4
$1,500 - $1,7491383.54.4
$1,750 - $1,9991213.03.1
$2,000 - $2,9991634.14.0
$3,000 or more2506.32.9
Not stated47111.99.0

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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 11.9% $3,000 or more, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 6.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 4.1% $1,750 - $1,999, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.0% $1,500 - $1,749, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.5% $1,250 - $1,499, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 4.9% $1,000 - $1,249 , Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 7.2% $800 - $999 , Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 8.4% $650 - $799, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 7.8% $500 - $649 , Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 8.9% $400 - $499 , Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 8.4% $300 - $399 , Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 9.2% $150 - $299 , Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 6.5% $1 - $149, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 6.3%
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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 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, 13.4% of the population earned a high income, and 34.0% earned a low income, compared with 10.0% and 37.5% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences between Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie's individual incomes and Mornington Peninsula Shire's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $3,000 or more (6.3% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $400 - $499 (8.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned Negative Income/ Nil income (6.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1,500 - $1,749 (3.5% compared to 4.4%)

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