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Tamworth Regional Council

Household income

In Tamworth Regional Council, 9% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Tamworth Regional Council'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 Tamworth Regional Council. 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?'


Weekly household income
Tamworth Regional Council - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Regional NSW %
Negative Income/Nil Income2231.01.2
$5000 or more1220.60.8
Not stated2,35111.010.8

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $5000 or more, Regional NSW: 0.8% $4000-$4999, Regional NSW: 0.9% $3500-$3999, Regional NSW: 1.2% $3000-$3499, Regional NSW: 3.2% $2500-$2999, Regional NSW: 5.2% $2000-$2499, Regional NSW: 6.6% $1500-$1999, Regional NSW: 10.1% $1250-$1499, Regional NSW: 6.9% $1000-$1249, Regional NSW: 7.9% $800-$999, Regional NSW: 8.9% $600-$799, Regional NSW: 10.3% $400-$599, Regional NSW: 12.3% $300-$399, Regional NSW: 8.5% $200-$299, Regional NSW: 3.4% $1-$199, Regional NSW: 1.7% Negative Income/Nil Income, Regional NSW: 1.2% $5000 or more, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.6% $4000-$4999, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.7% $3500-$3999, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.9% $3000-$3499, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.7% $2500-$2999, Tamworth Regional Council: 4.2% $2000-$2499, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.0% $1500-$1999, Tamworth Regional Council: 10.3% $1250-$1499, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.7% $1000-$1249, Tamworth Regional Council: 8.6% $800-$999, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.0% $600-$799, Tamworth Regional Council: 11.0% $400-$599, Tamworth Regional Council: 12.4% $300-$399, Tamworth Regional Council: 8.1% $200-$299, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.3% $1-$199, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.5% Negative Income/Nil Income, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a smaller proportion of 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, 9.0% of the households earned a high income and 26.4% were low income households, compared with 11.3% and 27.2% respectively for Regional NSW.

There were no major differences between Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW in 2011.