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City of West Torrens

Household income


This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In the City of West Torrens, 16% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2016.

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)2016
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Adelaide %
$8,000 or more150.10.1
Not stated2,0748.89.2
Neg./Nil Income4001.71.5
$2,500-$2,999 1,3695.85.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Weekly household income, 2016
Weekly household income, 2016 $4,500-$4,999, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% $4,000-$4,499, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% $3,500-$3,999, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% $3,000-$3,499, Greater Adelaide: 3.6% $2,500-$2,999 , Greater Adelaide: 5.9% $2000-$2499, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% $1750-$1999, Greater Adelaide: 5.6% $1500-$1749, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% $1250-$1499, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% $1000-$1249, Greater Adelaide: 8.9% $800-$999, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% $650-$799, Greater Adelaide: 8.0% $500-$649, Greater Adelaide: 5.1% $400-$499, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% $300-$399, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% $150-$299, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% $1-$149, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Neg./Nil Income, Greater Adelaide: 1.5%  $8,000 or more, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% $6,000-$7,999, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% $5,000-$5,999, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% $4,500-$4,999, City of West Torrens: 1.1% $4,000-$4,499, City of West Torrens: 1.1% $3,500-$3,999, City of West Torrens: 2.6% $3,000-$3,499, City of West Torrens: 3.7% $2,500-$2,999 , City of West Torrens: 5.8% $2000-$2499, City of West Torrens: 9.7% $1750-$1999, City of West Torrens: 5.2% $1500-$1749, City of West Torrens: 6.2% $1250-$1499, City of West Torrens: 7.4% $1000-$1249, City of West Torrens: 9.0% $800-$999, City of West Torrens: 7.7% $650-$799, City of West Torrens: 7.9% $500-$649, City of West Torrens: 5.4% $400-$499, City of West Torrens: 8.0% $300-$399, City of West Torrens: 3.8% $150-$299, City of West Torrens: 2.4% $1-$149, City of West Torrens: 0.8% Neg./Nil Income, City of West Torrens: 1.7%  $8,000 or more, City of West Torrens: 0.1% $6,000-$7,999, City of West Torrens: 0.5% $5,000-$5,999, City of West Torrens: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (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 2016 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 $650 per week).

Overall, 15.9% of the households earned a high income and 22.2% were low income households, compared with 16.7% and 20.6% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

There were no major differences between City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide in 2016.