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Household income

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Rockhampton, 15% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2016.

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 Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of Rockhampton. 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
Rockhampton - Total households (Enumerated)2016
Weekly incomeNumber%Regional QLD %
Neg/Nil Income3331.11.4
$1 - $1492240.80.8
$150 - $2996472.22.1
$300 - $3999283.22.9
$400 - $4992,3278.07.3
$500 - $6491,4435.04.9
$650 - $7992,4068.38.5
$800 - $9992,1257.37.4
$1,000 - $1,2492,4258.38.8
$1,250 - $1,4992,1487.47.7
$1,500 - $1,7491,7466.05.8
$1,750 - $1,9991,6515.75.6
$2,000 - $2,4992,8769.99.7
$2,500 - $2,999 1,7095.95.7
$3,000 - $3,4999743.43.4
$3,500 - $3,9996992.42.7
$4,000 - $4,4993061.11.2
$4,500 - $4,9992951.01.2
$5,000 - $5,9992280.80.9
$6,000 - $7,9991780.60.7
$8,000 or more270.10.1
Not stated3,37211.611.3

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

Weekly household income, 2016
Weekly household income, 2016 $8,000 or more, Regional QLD: 0.1% $6,000 - $7,999, Regional QLD: 0.7% $5,000 - $5,999, Regional QLD: 0.9% $4,500 - $4,999, Regional QLD: 1.2% $4,000 - $4,499, Regional QLD: 1.2% $3,500 - $3,999, Regional QLD: 2.7% $3,000 - $3,499, Regional QLD: 3.4% $2,500 - $2,999 , Regional QLD: 5.7% $2,000 - $2,499, Regional QLD: 9.7% $1,750 - $1,999, Regional QLD: 5.6% $1,500 - $1,749, Regional QLD: 5.8% $1,250 - $1,499, Regional QLD: 7.7% $1,000 - $1,249, Regional QLD: 8.8% $800 - $999, Regional QLD: 7.4% $650 - $799, Regional QLD: 8.5% $500 - $649, Regional QLD: 4.9% $400 - $499, Regional QLD: 7.3% $300 - $399, Regional QLD: 2.9% $150 - $299, Regional QLD: 2.1% $1 - $149, Regional QLD: 0.8% Neg/Nil Income, Regional QLD: 1.4% $8,000 or more, Rockhampton: 0.1% $6,000 - $7,999, Rockhampton: 0.6% $5,000 - $5,999, Rockhampton: 0.8% $4,500 - $4,999, Rockhampton: 1.0% $4,000 - $4,499, Rockhampton: 1.1% $3,500 - $3,999, Rockhampton: 2.4% $3,000 - $3,499, Rockhampton: 3.4% $2,500 - $2,999 , Rockhampton: 5.9% $2,000 - $2,499, Rockhampton: 9.9% $1,750 - $1,999, Rockhampton: 5.7% $1,500 - $1,749, Rockhampton: 6.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Rockhampton: 7.4% $1,000 - $1,249, Rockhampton: 8.3% $800 - $999, Rockhampton: 7.3% $650 - $799, Rockhampton: 8.3% $500 - $649, Rockhampton: 5.0% $400 - $499, Rockhampton: 8.0% $300 - $399, Rockhampton: 3.2% $150 - $299, Rockhampton: 2.2% $1 - $149, Rockhampton: 0.8% Neg/Nil Income, Rockhampton: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in Rockhampton in 2016 compared to Regional QLD 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, 15.2% of the households earned a high income and 20.3% were low income households, compared with 15.8% and 19.4% respectively for Regional QLD.

There were no major differences between Rockhampton and Regional QLD in 2016.

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