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Overseas born - Household income

In Rockhampton, 21.9% of overseas born people 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. With other data sources, such as Educational Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the overseas-born population in Rockhampton.

Income for the overseas-born population may be lower or higher than the total population. Some areas with many recent migrants, particularly students and refugees, may have lower incomes, though if they are sponsored business migrants the effect may be the opposite. This topic helps quantify the difference between the incomes of Australian and overseas-born for the area, to assist in targeting services to these 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 born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Weekly household income
Rockhampton - Overseas born2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Brisbane SD
Negative/ Nil Income1091.11.9
$1-$2992502.52.6
$300-$5991,13711.68.7
$600-$9991,32713.512.8
$1,000-$1,2496977.17.6
$1,250-$1,4998038.27.6
$1,500-$1,9991,28713.113.3
$2,000-$2,4999379.511.0
$2,500-$3,4991,50115.316.6
$3,500 or more6566.77.9
One or more incomes not stated1,13011.510.1

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: 7.9% $2,500-$3,499, Brisbane SD: 16.6% $2,000-$2,499, Brisbane SD: 11.0% $1,500-$1,999, Brisbane SD: 13.3% $1,250-$1,499, Brisbane SD: 7.6% $1,000-$1,249, Brisbane SD: 7.6% $600-$999, Brisbane SD: 12.8% $300-$599, Brisbane SD: 8.7% $1-$299, Brisbane SD: 2.6% Negative/ Nil Income, Brisbane SD: 1.9% $3,500 or more, Rockhampton: 6.7% $2,500-$3,499, Rockhampton: 15.3% $2,000-$2,499, Rockhampton: 9.5% $1,500-$1,999, Rockhampton: 13.1% $1,250-$1,499, Rockhampton: 8.2% $1,000-$1,249, Rockhampton: 7.1% $600-$999, Rockhampton: 13.5% $300-$599, Rockhampton: 11.6% $1-$299, Rockhampton: 2.5% Negative/ Nil Income, Rockhampton: 1.1%
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 overseas born people in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a smaller proportion of overseas born people 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, 21.9% of overseas born people were in households that earned a high income, and 15.2% were in low income households, compared with 24.4% and 13.2% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between the income levels of overseas born people in households in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (11.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,000-$2,499 (9.5% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (15.3% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $3,500 or more (6.7% compared to 7.9%)

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