Recent arrivals - Household income
In 2011, 28.9% of recent arrivals in Rockhampton are 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. With other data sources, such as Educational Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the recent arrivals in Rockhampton.
Income for recent arrivals may be lower or higher than the wider population. Generally, areas with many recent migrants, particularly students and refugees, may have lower incomes. On the other hand, some areas attract more recent skilled migrants and business sponsored migration which will tend to have higher incomes among their recent arrivals.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the total of all wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'
People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings
|Weekly household income|
|Rockhampton - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Weekly income||Number||%||Brisbane SD|
|Negative/ Nil Income||49||1.7||3.5||28001|
|$3,500 or more||284||10.0||7.2||28010|
|One or more incomes not stated||313||11.0||9.8||28011|
|Total people in private dwellings||2,840||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
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Analysis of household income levels for recent arrivals in Rockhampton shows that there was a larger proportion of recent arrivals in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week) compared to Brisbane SD in 2011.
Overall, 28.9% of recent arrivals were in households that earned a high income, and 6.0% were in low income households, compared with 25.7% and 10.9% respectively for Brisbane SD.
The major differences between household income levels of recent arrivals in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $1,500-$1,999 (18.2% compared to 14.9%)
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $3,500 or more (10.0% compared to 7.2%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $600-$999 (7.1% compared to 11.0%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (3.1% compared to 5.1%)