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Perth Metropolitan Area

Individual income

In the Perth Metropolitan Area, 17% 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 the Perth Metropolitan Area. 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
Perth Metropolitan Area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Perth %
Negative Income/ Nil income120,9318.78.7
$1-$199 100,5157.27.2
$200-$299 119,0778.58.5
$300-$399 116,3548.38.3
$400-$599 142,30410.210.2
$600-$799 126,8509.19.1
$800-$999 112,6418.18.0
$1000-$1249 119,3618.58.6
$1250-$1499 89,6176.46.4
$1500-$1999 111,5438.08.0
$2000 or more 126,2749.09.1
Not stated110,6357.97.9

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, Greater Perth: 7.9% $2000 or more , Greater Perth: 9.1% $1500-$1999 , Greater Perth: 8.0% $1250-$1499 , Greater Perth: 6.4% $1000-$1249 , Greater Perth: 8.6% $800-$999 , Greater Perth: 8.0% $600-$799 , Greater Perth: 9.1% $400-$599 , Greater Perth: 10.2% $300-$399 , Greater Perth: 8.3% $200-$299 , Greater Perth: 8.5% $1-$199 , Greater Perth: 7.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Perth: 8.7% Not stated, Perth Metropolitan Area: 7.9% $2000 or more , Perth Metropolitan Area: 9.0% $1500-$1999 , Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.0% $1250-$1499 , Perth Metropolitan Area: 6.4% $1000-$1249 , Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.5% $800-$999 , Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.1% $600-$799 , Perth Metropolitan Area: 9.1% $400-$599 , Perth Metropolitan Area: 10.2% $300-$399 , Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.3% $200-$299 , Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.5% $1-$199 , Perth Metropolitan Area: 7.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.7%
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 the Perth Metropolitan Area in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) as well as a similar proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 17.0% of the population earned a high income, and 32.7% earned a low income, compared with 17.1% and 32.7% respectively for Greater Perth.

There were no major differences between Perth Metropolitan Area and Greater Perth in 2011.

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