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Resident workers - Individual income

The City of Melville labour force have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Western Australia.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics in City of Melville, 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 Melville.  This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers individual income
City of Melville2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Western Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income2910.60.8
$1 - $1492,1354.63.5
$150 - $2992,1504.63.9
$300 - $3991,8804.04.0
$400 - $4991,9814.24.7
$500 - $6492,8756.27.2
$650 - $7993,1686.88.5
$800 - $9993,8918.310.7
$1,000 - $1,2494,86810.412.6
$1,250 - $1,4994,1558.99.6
$1,500 - $1,7494,0928.88.6
$1,750 - $1,9993,3037.16.5
$2,000 - $2,9996,15913.211.2
$3,000 or more5,18311.16.7
Not stated5441.21.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (informed decisions).

Resident workers individual income, 2016
Resident workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, Western Australia : 1.5% $3,000 or more, Western Australia : 6.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Western Australia : 11.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Western Australia : 6.5% $1,500 - $1,749, Western Australia : 8.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Western Australia : 9.6% $1,000 - $1,249, Western Australia : 12.6% $800 - $999, Western Australia : 10.7% $650 - $799, Western Australia : 8.5% $500 - $649, Western Australia : 7.2% $400 - $499, Western Australia : 4.7% $300 - $399, Western Australia : 4.0% $150 - $299, Western Australia : 3.9% $1 - $149, Western Australia : 3.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Western Australia : 0.8% Not stated, City of Melville - All industries: 1.2% $3,000 or more, City of Melville - All industries: 11.1% $2,000 - $2,999, City of Melville - All industries: 13.2% $1,750 - $1,999, City of Melville - All industries: 7.1% $1,500 - $1,749, City of Melville - All industries: 8.8% $1,250 - $1,499, City of Melville - All industries: 8.9% $1,000 - $1,249, City of Melville - All industries: 10.4% $800 - $999, City of Melville - All industries: 8.3% $650 - $799, City of Melville - All industries: 6.8% $500 - $649, City of Melville - All industries: 6.2% $400 - $499, City of Melville - All industries: 4.2% $300 - $399, City of Melville - All industries: 4.0% $150 - $299, City of Melville - All industries: 4.6% $1 - $149, City of Melville - All industries: 4.6% Negative Income/ Nil income, City of Melville - All industries: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the City of Melville in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 31.4% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 18.1% earned a low income, compared with 24.5% and 16.9% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the City of Melville and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (11.1% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (13.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (8.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,000 - $1,249 (10.4% compared to 12.6%)

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