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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)  
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Household Income (weekly)

This variable is calculated by summing the individual incomes reported by all household members aged 15 years and over. The Census collects individual income in ranges, so before these can be summed a specific dollar amount needs to be allocated to each person. Median incomes for each range, derived using data from the Survey of Income and Housing, are used for this purpose.
Household income is not calculated where a household member aged 15 years and over did not state their income, or was temporarily absent. These households are coded to the 'Partial income stated' category.
If there is a need to recalculate this variable under different circumstances, the derived variable Household Income Derivation Indicator (HIDD) can be used in conjunction with Individual Income (INCP) to create a new household income variable.
Applicable to: Occupied private dwellings
Annual income ranges are displayed within brackets.
1 Negative Income
2 Nil Income
3 $1-$149 ($1-$7,799)
4 $150-$249 ($7,800-$12,999)
5 $250-$349 ($13,000-$18,199)
6 $350-$499 ($18,200-$25,999)
7 $500-$649 ($26,000-$33,799)
8 $650-$799 ($33,800-$41,599)
9 $800-$999 ($41,600-$51,999)
10 $1,000-$1,199 ($52,000-$62,399)
11 $1,200-$1,399 ($62,400-$72,799)
12 $1,400-$1,699 ($72,800-$88,399)
13 $1,700-$1,999 ($88,400-$103,999)
14 $2,000-$2,499 ($104,000-$129,999)
15 $2,500-$2,999 ($130,000-$155,999)
16 $3,000-$3,499 ($156,000-$181,999)
17 $3,500-$3,999 ($182,000-$207,999)
18 $4,000 or more ($208,000 or more)
19 Partial income stated
20 All incomes not stated
21 Not applicable
Total number of categories: 21
Not applicable (21) category comprises:
Non-private dwellings
Unoccupied private dwellings
Migratory, off-shore and shipping CDs
Other non classifiable households

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