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South Gippsland Shire

Individual income

In South Gippsland Shire, 7% of the population earned an income of $1,500 or more per week in 2011.

Individual Income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Qualifications and Occupation, they help tell the story of the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of South Gippsland Shire. The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including employment status, age (as for instance students and retirees often receive a lower income), qualifications and type of employment.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Individual 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?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
South Gippsland Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Regional VIC %
Negative Income/ Nil income1,4376.56.6
$1-$199 1,8388.38.0
$200-$299 2,75312.512.5
$300-$399 2,88113.112.5
$400-$599 3,28114.914.1
$600-$799 2,47511.211.5
$800-$999 1,8098.28.1
$1000-$1249 1,5467.07.1
$1250-$1499 9484.34.3
$1500-$1999 8874.04.4
$2000 or more 6412.93.1
Not stated1,5707.17.7

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

Weekly individual income, 2011
Weekly individual income, 2011 Not stated, Regional VIC: 7.7% $2000 or more , Regional VIC: 3.1% $1500-$1999 , Regional VIC: 4.4% $1250-$1499 , Regional VIC: 4.3% $1000-$1249 , Regional VIC: 7.1% $800-$999 , Regional VIC: 8.1% $600-$799 , Regional VIC: 11.5% $400-$599 , Regional VIC: 14.1% $300-$399 , Regional VIC: 12.5% $200-$299 , Regional VIC: 12.5% $1-$199 , Regional VIC: 8.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Regional VIC: 6.6% Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: 7.1% $2000 or more , South Gippsland Shire: 2.9% $1500-$1999 , South Gippsland Shire: 4.0% $1250-$1499 , South Gippsland Shire: 4.3% $1000-$1249 , South Gippsland Shire: 7.0% $800-$999 , South Gippsland Shire: 8.2% $600-$799 , South Gippsland Shire: 11.2% $400-$599 , South Gippsland Shire: 14.9% $300-$399 , South Gippsland Shire: 13.1% $200-$299 , South Gippsland Shire: 12.5% $1-$199 , South Gippsland Shire: 8.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, South Gippsland Shire: 6.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in South Gippsland Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 6.9% of the population earned a high income, and 40.4% earned a low income, compared with 7.5% and 39.6% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major difference between South Gippsland Shire's individual incomes and Regional VIC's individual incomes is:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $400-$599 (14.9% compared to 14.1%)

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