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Local labour force - Individual income

The City of Brimbank local labour force has a lower proportion of people with high incomes ($1500 or more per week) than Greater Melbourne.

The Individual Income levels of the labour force are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics in City of Brimbank, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age Structure, Qualifications, Hours Worked and Occupations, help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of City of Brimbank.  This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local labour force individual income
City of Brimbank2011
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Greater Melbourne %
Negative Income/ Nil income1,1071.41.0
$1-$1994,0525.35.4
$200-$2993,9245.14.2
$300-$3994,8746.45.4
$400-$59910,66814.011.4
$600-$79914,62119.114.6
$800-$99911,73115.413.1
$1,000-$1,2499,93913.013.1
$1,250-$1,4995,7537.59.2
$1,500-$1,9994,9916.510.3
$2,000 or more2,8713.810.3
Not stated1,8392.41.9

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

Local labour force individual income, 2011
Local labour force individual income, 2011 $2,000 or more, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% $1,500-$1,999, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% $1,250-$1,499, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% $1,000-$1,249, Greater Melbourne: 13.1% $800-$999, Greater Melbourne: 13.1% $600-$799, Greater Melbourne: 14.6% $400-$599, Greater Melbourne: 11.4% $300-$399, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% $200-$299, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% $1-$199, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% $2,000 or more, City of Brimbank: 3.8% $1,500-$1,999, City of Brimbank: 6.5% $1,250-$1,499, City of Brimbank: 7.5% $1,000-$1,249, City of Brimbank: 13.0% $800-$999, City of Brimbank: 15.4% $600-$799, City of Brimbank: 19.1% $400-$599, City of Brimbank: 14.0% $300-$399, City of Brimbank: 6.4% $200-$299, City of Brimbank: 5.1% $1-$199, City of Brimbank: 5.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Brimbank: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 10.3% of the workforce earned a high income, and 18.3% earned a low income, compared with 20.6% and 16.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the weekly income of the local labour force workforce in the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people who earned $600-$799 (19.1% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people who earned $400-$599 (14.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who earned $2,000 or more (3.8% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who earned $1,500-$1,999 (6.5% compared to 10.3%)

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