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Need for assistance - Household income

In Rockhampton, 5.3% of people reporting a need for assistance were in households earning an income of $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. For people with a disability or need for assistance, household income is an important indicator of the level of ability to participate in Australian society and economy. It is closely tied to employment status and occupation and should be viewed in conjunction with those topics.

Please note that any persons in a household who need assistance will be counted at this topic. There may be other household members who do not require assistance.

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?'

People with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Weekly household income
Rockhampton - Need for assistance2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Brisbane SD
Negative/ Nil Income300.70.3
$1-$2992345.24.8
$300-$5991,22827.523.8
$600-$9991,08224.324.0
$1,000-$1,2494089.18.8
$1,250-$1,4992535.76.2
$1,500-$1,9993267.38.9
$2,000-$2,4991794.05.2
$2,500-$3,4991934.36.6
$3,500 or more441.02.0
One or more incomes not stated48410.89.3

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $3,500 or more, Brisbane SD: 2.0% $2,500-$3,499, Brisbane SD: 6.6% $2,000-$2,499, Brisbane SD: 5.2% $1,500-$1,999, Brisbane SD: 8.9% $1,250-$1,499, Brisbane SD: 6.2% $1,000-$1,249, Brisbane SD: 8.8% $600-$999, Brisbane SD: 24.0% $300-$599, Brisbane SD: 23.8% $1-$299, Brisbane SD: 4.8% Negative/ Nil Income, Brisbane SD: 0.3% $3,500 or more, Rockhampton: 1.0% $2,500-$3,499, Rockhampton: 4.3% $2,000-$2,499, Rockhampton: 4.0% $1,500-$1,999, Rockhampton: 7.3% $1,250-$1,499, Rockhampton: 5.7% $1,000-$1,249, Rockhampton: 9.1% $600-$999, Rockhampton: 24.3% $300-$599, Rockhampton: 27.5% $1-$299, Rockhampton: 5.2% Negative/ Nil Income, Rockhampton: 0.7%
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 people reporting a need for assistance in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a smaller proportion of people with a need for assistance in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion in low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 5.3% of people reporting a need for assistance were in households who earned a high income, and 33.4% were in low income households, compared with 8.6% and 28.9% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between the incomes for households with people reporting a need for assistance in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (27.5% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (4.3% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $1,500-$1,999 (7.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,000-$2,499 (4.0% compared to 5.2%)

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