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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Household income

In the City of Newcastle, 53% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households earned $1,000 or more per week.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. City of Newcastle’s indigenous household income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status of the indigenous population. Higher household incomes enable households to participate in society and escape poverty traps. Lower household incomes for the indigenous households of an area can indicate lower socio-economic status.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only, due to the change in collection ranges each Census, they can’t be directly compared over time.

Please note that this table counts indigenous households, which are households containing one or more Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons at home on Census night. Household income can be contributed by all members of the household, which may include both indigenous and non-indigenous persons.

To get a clearer picture of the income and socio-economic status of the indigenous population, household income data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Type, Age Structure, and Tenure.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the total of all wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'

Family, group and lone person households

Weekly household income
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households - City of Newcastle2016
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Newcastle - Total population %
Neg/Nil income341.21.2
$1 - $149260.90.6
$150 - $299973.42.4
$300 - $3991354.83.6
$400 - $4991675.97.5
$500 - $6491726.14.7
$650 - $7992137.57.2
$800 - $9992017.16.6
$1,000 - $1,2492097.47.9
$1,250 - $1,4992348.37.3
$1,500 - $1,7491796.35.8
$1,750 - $1,9991696.05.5
$2,000 - $2,49929010.310.2
$2,500 - $2,9991615.76.5
$3,000 - $3,4991083.84.3
$3,500 - $3,999672.43.3
$4,000 - $4,499321.11.6
$4,500 - $4,999200.71.5
$5,000 - $5,999220.81.5
$6,000 - $7,999110.41.0
$8,000 or more00.00.1
Not stated2799.99.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly household income, 2016
Weekly household income, 2016 $8,000 or more, City of Newcastle - Total population: 0.1% $6,000 - $7,999, City of Newcastle - Total population: 1.0% $5,000 - $5,999, City of Newcastle - Total population: 1.5% $4,500 - $4,999, City of Newcastle - Total population: 1.5% $4,000 - $4,499, City of Newcastle - Total population: 1.6% $3,500 - $3,999, City of Newcastle - Total population: 3.3% $3,000 - $3,499, City of Newcastle - Total population: 4.3% $2,500 - $2,999, City of Newcastle - Total population: 6.5% $2,000 - $2,499, City of Newcastle - Total population: 10.2% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Newcastle - Total population: 5.5% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Newcastle - Total population: 5.8% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Newcastle - Total population: 7.3% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Newcastle - Total population: 7.9% $800 - $999, City of Newcastle - Total population: 6.6% $650 - $799, City of Newcastle - Total population: 7.2% $500 - $649, City of Newcastle - Total population: 4.7% $400 - $499, City of Newcastle - Total population: 7.5% $300 - $399, City of Newcastle - Total population: 3.6% $150 - $299, City of Newcastle - Total population: 2.4% $1 - $149, City of Newcastle - Total population: 0.6% Neg/Nil income, City of Newcastle - Total population: 1.2% $8,000 or more, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 0.0% $6,000 - $7,999, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 0.4% $5,000 - $5,999, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 0.8% $4,500 - $4,999, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 0.7% $4,000 - $4,499, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 1.1% $3,500 - $3,999, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 2.4% $3,000 - $3,499, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 3.8% $2,500 - $2,999, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 5.7% $2,000 - $2,499, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 10.3% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 6.0% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 6.3% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 8.3% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 7.4% $800 - $999, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 7.1% $650 - $799, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 7.5% $500 - $649, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 6.1% $400 - $499, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 5.9% $300 - $399, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 4.8% $150 - $299, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 3.4% $1 - $149, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 0.9% Neg/Nil income, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 1.2%
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander household income levels in the City of Newcastle in 2016 compared to total household income levels in City of Newcastle shows that there was a smaller proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income households (those earning less than $650 per week).

Overall, 14.9% of the households earned a high income, and 22.3% were low income households, compared with 19.8% and 20.1% respectively for total households in City of Newcastle.

The major differences between incomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households City of Newcastle and total households of City of Newcastle were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $500 - $649 (6.1% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $300 - $399 (4.8% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $150 - $299 (3.4% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $400 - $499 (5.9% compared to 7.5%)

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