Non-English speakers - Household income
In Rockhampton, 24.3% of non-English speakers were in households earning $2,500 or more per week.
Households form the common economic 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 the non-English speaking background population in Rockhampton.
Income for the non-English speaking population 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 area's non-English speaking populations are older and more established, with some of those areas targeted as aspirational upgrader areas. These tend to have rapidly increasing incomes among non-English speaking communities.
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 speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings
|Weekly household income|
|Rockhampton - Non-English speakers||2011|
|Weekly income||Number||%||Brisbane SD|
|Negative/ Nil Income||72||1.8||2.7||28001|
|$3,500 or more||302||7.5||6.4||28010|
|One or more incomes not stated||446||11.0||10.7||28011|
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 non-English speaking households in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a larger proportion of non-English speakers in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).
Overall, 24.3% of non-English speakers were in households who earned a high income, and 9.6% were in low income households, compared with 20.6% and 14.4% respectively for Brisbane SD.
The major differences between the incomes levels for non-English speakers in households in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $1,500-$1,999 (16.8% compared to 13.4%)
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (16.9% compared to 14.1%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $600-$999 (10.3% compared to 14.0%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (5.9% compared to 8.5%)