City of Darwin

Sources of income

Households in City of Darwin have a higher amount of disposable income compared to Northern Territory.

Household disposable income is a measure of the amount of income available to an average household in the area. It varies depending on the jobs held by the residents, amount of property and business income, and cash benefits provided by government, which are related to the socio-economic status of the area. Areas with high unemployment, large numbers of retirees and others out of the workforce may have a high cash benefits component.

This information gives an insight into both the sources of income and how much your residents have available to spend in the area. This dataset should be viewed in conjunction with Worker productivity, Local workers income data, and Gross Regional Product data on the size of the residential economy.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Sources of income per household
City of Darwin2020/212015/16Change
Economic measure$Northern Territory$$ Northern Territory$2015/16 to 2020/21
Wages & salaries150,174.53145,045.27152,884.62143,731.61-2,710
Property income28,610.1523,904.8630,626.6325,833.79-2,016
Business income20,165.4520,914.0120,431.2920,032.79-266
Superannuation15,414.2314,869.1816,197.7815,227.07-784
Cash benefits18,528.9621,121.9216,563.0817,749.20+1,966
Total income before tax232,893.31225,855.24236,703.40222,574.46-3,810
Tax paid-29,139.41-26,803.20-30,585.90-27,760.04+1,446
Interest paid-7,137.22-6,388.66-10,805.03-9,566.58+3,668
Other payments/statistical discrepancy31,652.3029,920.8137,684.3033,666.91-6,032
Total disposable income228,268.98222,684.20232,996.77219,014.74-4,728
Ratio of cash benefits to tax paid0.640.790.540.640

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).Data are based on a 2018-19 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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City of Darwin

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