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City of West Torrens

Individual income

In the City of West Torrens, 9% 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 the City of West Torrens. 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
City of West Torrens - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Adelaide %
Negative Income/ Nil income3,5177.57.3
$1-$199 3,3867.27.9
$200-$299 5,30211.311.3
$300-$399 5,27711.310.9
$400-$599 6,04912.912.3
$600-$799 5,26911.211.1
$800-$999 4,3739.39.0
$1000-$1249 3,8718.38.2
$1250-$1499 2,4955.35.4
$1500-$1999 2,6975.85.8
$2000 or more 1,5943.44.4
Not stated3,0546.56.3

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

Weekly individual income, 2011
Weekly individual income, 2011 Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 6.3% $2000 or more , Greater Adelaide: 4.4% $1500-$1999 , Greater Adelaide: 5.8% $1250-$1499 , Greater Adelaide: 5.4% $1000-$1249 , Greater Adelaide: 8.2% $800-$999 , Greater Adelaide: 9.0% $600-$799 , Greater Adelaide: 11.1% $400-$599 , Greater Adelaide: 12.3% $300-$399 , Greater Adelaide: 10.9% $200-$299 , Greater Adelaide: 11.3% $1-$199 , Greater Adelaide: 7.9% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Adelaide: 7.3% Not stated, City of West Torrens: 6.5% $2000 or more , City of West Torrens: 3.4% $1500-$1999 , City of West Torrens: 5.8% $1250-$1499 , City of West Torrens: 5.3% $1000-$1249 , City of West Torrens: 8.3% $800-$999 , City of West Torrens: 9.3% $600-$799 , City of West Torrens: 11.2% $400-$599 , City of West Torrens: 12.9% $300-$399 , City of West Torrens: 11.3% $200-$299 , City of West Torrens: 11.3% $1-$199 , City of West Torrens: 7.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of West Torrens: 7.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in the City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a similar proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 9.2% of the population earned a high income, and 37.3% earned a low income, compared with 10.2% and 37.3% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major difference between the City of West Torrens's individual incomes and Greater Adelaide's individual incomes is:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (3.4% compared to 4.4%)