Inner West Council area

Sources of income

Households in the Inner West Council area have a higher amount of disposable income compared to New South Wales.

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
Inner West Council area2019/202016/17Change
Economic measure$New South Wales$$ New South Wales$2016/17 to 2019/20
Wages & salaries129,105.0394,093.28119,828.6089,656.03+9,276
Property income22,317.6620,398.5123,736.4621,925.94-1,419
Business income19,509.5518,903.9624,965.5320,256.68-5,456
Cash benefits9,202.4516,958.969,023.6816,634.49+179
Total income before tax193,439.43162,262.04192,116.82161,529.41+1,323
Tax paid-40,084.09-27,791.52-38,725.99-26,379.21-1,358
Interest paid-10,350.43-7,731.02-12,306.90-9,067.23+1,956
Other payments/statistical discrepancy22,991.4817,688.4822,505.0117,223.08+486
Total disposable income165,996.39144,527.99163,588.94143,406.06+2,407
Ratio of cash benefits to tax paid0.230.610.230.630

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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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