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Household income

In the RDA Northern Territory, 23% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The RDA Northern Territory's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the RDA Northern Territory. It is important to note that income data is not necessarily a measure of wealth. For example, if an area has a large number of retirees this will produce a higher proportion of households with low income but the retirees may have large capital wealth. For this reason, household income should be viewed in conjunction with Age and Household Composition.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Household 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?'

Households

Weekly household income
RDA Northern Territory - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Darwin %
Negative Income/Nil Income7301.11.0
$1-$1998321.20.9
$200-$2991,4562.21.8
$300-$3992,2963.43.4
$400-$5993,6355.44.5
$600-$7993,9865.95.1
$800-$9994,2376.35.6
$1000-$12494,9847.46.9
$1250-$14994,9697.47.3
$1500-$19998,36212.412.6
$2000-$24996,94910.311.3
$2500-$29996,4439.610.3
$3000-$34994,1706.26.9
$3500-$39991,7892.73.2
$4000-$49991,7402.63.1
$5000 or more1,2231.82.3
Not stated9,65614.313.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $5000 or more, Greater Darwin: 2.3% $4000-$4999, Greater Darwin: 3.1% $3500-$3999, Greater Darwin: 3.2% $3000-$3499, Greater Darwin: 6.9% $2500-$2999, Greater Darwin: 10.3% $2000-$2499, Greater Darwin: 11.3% $1500-$1999, Greater Darwin: 12.6% $1250-$1499, Greater Darwin: 7.3% $1000-$1249, Greater Darwin: 6.9% $800-$999, Greater Darwin: 5.6% $600-$799, Greater Darwin: 5.1% $400-$599, Greater Darwin: 4.5% $300-$399, Greater Darwin: 3.4% $200-$299, Greater Darwin: 1.8% $1-$199, Greater Darwin: 0.9% Negative Income/Nil Income, Greater Darwin: 1.0% $5000 or more, RDA Northern Territory: 1.8% $4000-$4999, RDA Northern Territory: 2.6% $3500-$3999, RDA Northern Territory: 2.7% $3000-$3499, RDA Northern Territory: 6.2% $2500-$2999, RDA Northern Territory: 9.6% $2000-$2499, RDA Northern Territory: 10.3% $1500-$1999, RDA Northern Territory: 12.4% $1250-$1499, RDA Northern Territory: 7.4% $1000-$1249, RDA Northern Territory: 7.4% $800-$999, RDA Northern Territory: 6.3% $600-$799, RDA Northern Territory: 5.9% $400-$599, RDA Northern Territory: 5.4% $300-$399, RDA Northern Territory: 3.4% $200-$299, RDA Northern Territory: 2.2% $1-$199, RDA Northern Territory: 1.2% Negative Income/Nil Income, RDA Northern Territory: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin 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 $600 per week).

Overall, 22.8% of the households earned a high income and 13.3% were low income households, compared with 25.8% and 11.6% respectively for Greater Darwin.

The major difference between the household incomes of the RDA Northern Territory and Greater Darwin is:

  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $2000-$2499 (10.3% compared to 11.3%)

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