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Life-stages - Household income

In Rockhampton, 18.2% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households earning $2,500 or more per week.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Rockhampton's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. When related to age, this shows the household income of the household in which the individual of that age group was counted.

This helps to reveal the socio-economic opportunities available to people of a particular age group and the resources available to them. It can answer questions such as whether the wealth of an area is being shared equally among all ages, or particular groups, eg. children or retirees, have access to significantly higher or lower incomes than the general population.

Note that in some cases, particularly for children, this does not mean that the person in the age group actually receives the income, just that they are in a household with that income.

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?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Weekly household income
Rockhampton - 0 to 4 years2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Queensland
Negative/ Nil Income00.00.5
$3,500 or more1642.55.0
Not stated85813.09.2

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $3,500 or more, Queensland: 5.0% $2,500-$3,499, Queensland: 16.7% $2,000-$2,499, Queensland: 10.7% $1,500-$1,999, Queensland: 16.2% $1,250-$1,499, Queensland: 9.7% $1,000-$1,249, Queensland: 10.0% $600-$999, Queensland: 13.4% $300-$599, Queensland: 7.1% $1-$299, Queensland: 1.5% Negative/ Nil Income, Queensland: 0.5% $3,500 or more, Rockhampton: 2.5% $2,500-$3,499, Rockhampton: 15.8% $2,000-$2,499, Rockhampton: 10.3% $1,500-$1,999, Rockhampton: 17.0% $1,250-$1,499, Rockhampton: 9.5% $1,000-$1,249, Rockhampton: 9.3% $600-$999, Rockhampton: 14.1% $300-$599, Rockhampton: 7.8% $1-$299, Rockhampton: 0.8% Negative/ Nil Income, Rockhampton: 0.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels for children aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a smaller proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a similar proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 18.2% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households that earned a high income, and 8.6% were in low income households, compared with 21.7% and 9.1% respectively for Queensland.

The major difference between incomes levels for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Rockhampton and Queensland was:

  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $3,500 or more (2.5% compared to 5.0%)