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City of West Torrens

Household income

In the City of West Torrens, 11% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The City of West Torrens'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 City of West Torrens. 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
City of West Torrens - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Adelaide %
Negative Income/Nil Income3651.61.2
$5000 or more1270.50.9
Not stated2,0889.09.4

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $5000 or more, Greater Adelaide: 0.9% $4000-$4999, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% $3500-$3999, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% $3000-$3499, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% $2500-$2999, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% $2000-$2499, Greater Adelaide: 8.1% $1500-$1999, Greater Adelaide: 11.3% $1250-$1499, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% $1000-$1249, Greater Adelaide: 8.5% $800-$999, Greater Adelaide: 8.6% $600-$799, Greater Adelaide: 9.4% $400-$599, Greater Adelaide: 10.3% $300-$399, Greater Adelaide: 7.4% $200-$299, Greater Adelaide: 3.1% $1-$199, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Negative Income/Nil Income, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% $5000 or more, City of West Torrens: 0.5% $4000-$4999, City of West Torrens: 1.0% $3500-$3999, City of West Torrens: 1.3% $3000-$3499, City of West Torrens: 3.3% $2500-$2999, City of West Torrens: 5.0% $2000-$2499, City of West Torrens: 8.0% $1500-$1999, City of West Torrens: 10.7% $1250-$1499, City of West Torrens: 7.5% $1000-$1249, City of West Torrens: 8.6% $800-$999, City of West Torrens: 9.0% $600-$799, City of West Torrens: 9.9% $400-$599, City of West Torrens: 10.9% $300-$399, City of West Torrens: 8.4% $200-$299, City of West Torrens: 3.6% $1-$199, City of West Torrens: 1.7% Negative Income/Nil Income, City of West Torrens: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).

Overall, 11.2% of the households earned a high income and 26.1% were low income households, compared with 13.5% and 23.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major difference between the household incomes of the City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide is:

  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $2500-$2999 (5.0% compared to 6.1%)