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Individual income

In the City of Whittlesea, 7% 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 Whittlesea. 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 Whittlesea - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Melbourne %
Negative Income/ Nil income12,22510.09.4
$1-$199 10,3618.47.8
$200-$299 15,01512.29.8
$300-$399 10,9038.98.9
$400-$599 13,66811.110.8
$600-$799 14,21511.610.2
$800-$999 11,7119.58.5
$1000-$1249 10,2918.48.3
$1250-$1499 6,3175.25.8
$1500-$1999 5,6704.66.4
$2000 or more 2,9542.46.5
Not stated9,3317.67.7

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

Weekly individual income, 2011
Weekly individual income, 2011 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 7.7% $2000 or more , Greater Melbourne: 6.5% $1500-$1999 , Greater Melbourne: 6.4% $1250-$1499 , Greater Melbourne: 5.8% $1000-$1249 , Greater Melbourne: 8.3% $800-$999 , Greater Melbourne: 8.5% $600-$799 , Greater Melbourne: 10.2% $400-$599 , Greater Melbourne: 10.8% $300-$399 , Greater Melbourne: 8.9% $200-$299 , Greater Melbourne: 9.8% $1-$199 , Greater Melbourne: 7.8% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Not stated, City of Whittlesea: 7.6% $2000 or more , City of Whittlesea: 2.4% $1500-$1999 , City of Whittlesea: 4.6% $1250-$1499 , City of Whittlesea: 5.2% $1000-$1249 , City of Whittlesea: 8.4% $800-$999 , City of Whittlesea: 9.5% $600-$799 , City of Whittlesea: 11.6% $400-$599 , City of Whittlesea: 11.1% $300-$399 , City of Whittlesea: 8.9% $200-$299 , City of Whittlesea: 12.2% $1-$199 , City of Whittlesea: 8.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Whittlesea: 10.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 7.0% of the population earned a high income, and 39.5% earned a low income, compared with 12.9% and 35.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the City of Whittlesea's individual incomes and Greater Melbourne's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $200-$299 (12.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $600-$799 (11.6% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $2000 or more (2.4% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1500-$1999 (4.6% compared to 6.4%)

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