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Wollondilly Shire

Household income

In Wollondilly Shire, 20% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2011.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Wollondilly Shire'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 Wollondilly Shire. 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
Wollondilly Shire - Total households (Enumerated)2011
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Sydney %
Negative Income/Nil Income1381.01.6
$1-$1991601.11.5
$200-$2992762.02.5
$300-$3995944.25.1
$400-$5991,0337.47.6
$600-$7999897.17.1
$800-$9991,0127.26.8
$1000-$12491,0277.37.3
$1250-$14991,0457.56.8
$1500-$19991,80012.811.3
$2000-$24991,41410.18.4
$2500-$29991,1548.29.5
$3000-$34998165.85.7
$3500-$39993722.72.9
$4000-$49993212.32.8
$5000 or more2071.52.7
Not stated1,66311.910.5

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

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 $5000 or more, Greater Sydney: 2.7% $4000-$4999, Greater Sydney: 2.8% $3500-$3999, Greater Sydney: 2.9% $3000-$3499, Greater Sydney: 5.7% $2500-$2999, Greater Sydney: 9.5% $2000-$2499, Greater Sydney: 8.4% $1500-$1999, Greater Sydney: 11.3% $1250-$1499, Greater Sydney: 6.8% $1000-$1249, Greater Sydney: 7.3% $800-$999, Greater Sydney: 6.8% $600-$799, Greater Sydney: 7.1% $400-$599, Greater Sydney: 7.6% $300-$399, Greater Sydney: 5.1% $200-$299, Greater Sydney: 2.5% $1-$199, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Negative Income/Nil Income, Greater Sydney: 1.6% $5000 or more, Wollondilly Shire: 1.5% $4000-$4999, Wollondilly Shire: 2.3% $3500-$3999, Wollondilly Shire: 2.7% $3000-$3499, Wollondilly Shire: 5.8% $2500-$2999, Wollondilly Shire: 8.2% $2000-$2499, Wollondilly Shire: 10.1% $1500-$1999, Wollondilly Shire: 12.8% $1250-$1499, Wollondilly Shire: 7.5% $1000-$1249, Wollondilly Shire: 7.3% $800-$999, Wollondilly Shire: 7.2% $600-$799, Wollondilly Shire: 7.1% $400-$599, Wollondilly Shire: 7.4% $300-$399, Wollondilly Shire: 4.2% $200-$299, Wollondilly Shire: 2.0% $1-$199, Wollondilly Shire: 1.1% Negative Income/Nil Income, Wollondilly Shire: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in Wollondilly Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller 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 $600 per week).

Overall, 20.5% of the households earned a high income and 15.7% were low income households, compared with 23.6% and 18.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the household incomes of Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $2000-$2499 (10.1% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $1500-$1999 (12.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $2500-$2999 (8.2% compared to 9.5%)

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