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In Malvern, 39% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2016.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Malvern'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 Malvern. 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
Malvern - Total households (Enumerated)2016
Weekly incomeNumber%City of Unley %
Neg/Nil Income40.41.6
$1 - $14900.00.8
$150 - $299101.11.9
$300 - $399131.42.6
$400 - $499363.85.8
$500 - $649262.84.3
$650 - $799454.86.0
$800 - $999485.15.7
$1,000 - $1,249576.07.2
$1,250 - $1,499495.26.5
$1,500 - $1,749384.05.3
$1,750 - $1,999555.85.0
$2,000 - $2,4999410.09.5
$2,500 - $2,999 555.85.8
$3,000 - $3,499424.54.6
$3,500 - $3,999667.05.5
$4,000 - $4,499313.32.7
$4,500 - $4,999475.03.2
$5,000 - $5,999606.43.4
$6,000 - $7,999565.92.6
$8,000 or more131.40.4
Not stated9810.49.5

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, City of Unley: 0.4% $6,000 - $7,999, City of Unley: 2.6% $5,000 - $5,999, City of Unley: 3.4% $4,500 - $4,999, City of Unley: 3.2% $4,000 - $4,499, City of Unley: 2.7% $3,500 - $3,999, City of Unley: 5.5% $3,000 - $3,499, City of Unley: 4.6% $2,500 - $2,999 , City of Unley: 5.8% $2,000 - $2,499, City of Unley: 9.5% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Unley: 5.0% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Unley: 5.3% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Unley: 6.5% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Unley: 7.2% $800 - $999, City of Unley: 5.7% $650 - $799, City of Unley: 6.0% $500 - $649, City of Unley: 4.3% $400 - $499, City of Unley: 5.8% $300 - $399, City of Unley: 2.6% $150 - $299, City of Unley: 1.9% $1 - $149, City of Unley: 0.8% Neg/Nil Income, City of Unley: 1.6% $8,000 or more, Malvern: 1.4% $6,000 - $7,999, Malvern: 5.9% $5,000 - $5,999, Malvern: 6.4% $4,500 - $4,999, Malvern: 5.0% $4,000 - $4,499, Malvern: 3.3% $3,500 - $3,999, Malvern: 7.0% $3,000 - $3,499, Malvern: 4.5% $2,500 - $2,999 , Malvern: 5.8% $2,000 - $2,499, Malvern: 10.0% $1,750 - $1,999, Malvern: 5.8% $1,500 - $1,749, Malvern: 4.0% $1,250 - $1,499, Malvern: 5.2% $1,000 - $1,249, Malvern: 6.0% $800 - $999, Malvern: 5.1% $650 - $799, Malvern: 4.8% $500 - $649, Malvern: 2.8% $400 - $499, Malvern: 3.8% $300 - $399, Malvern: 1.4% $150 - $299, Malvern: 1.1% $1 - $149, Malvern: 0.0% Neg/Nil Income, Malvern: 0.4%
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 Malvern in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a larger 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 $650 per week).

Overall, 39.2% of the households earned a high income and 9.4% were low income households, compared with 28.2% and 17.0% respectively for City of Unley.

The major differences between the household incomes of Malvern and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $6,000 - $7,999 (5.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $5,000 - $5,999 (6.4% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $4,500 - $4,999 (5.0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $400 - $499 (3.8% compared to 5.8%)

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