2076.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2011 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/11/2012  First Issue
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INCOME

KEY FINDINGS

In the 2011 Census:

  • 13% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over reported a gross personal income of $1,000 or more per week
  • 56% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reported an equivalised weekly household income between $200 and $799.

INDIVIDUAL INCOME

In the 2011 Census, 13% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over reported a gross personal income of $1,000 or more per week. Males were more likely to report an income of $1,000 or more per week than females (16% compared with 10%). Over half (52%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over reported a personal income between $1 and $599 per week, with females more likely to report an income in this range than males (58% compared with 46%).


PERSONAL INCOME, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over(a)

Graph shows 67% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander females reported a gross income of $599 or less per week compared with 55% of males. About 16% of males reported a gross weekly personal income of $1,000 or more compared with 10% of females.


EQUIVALISED HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Over half (56%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reported an equivalised weekly household income between $200 and $799. In comparison, 51% of non-Indigenous people reported an equivalised weekly household income of between $400 and $1,249.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were less likely than non-Indigenous people to report an equivalised weekly household income of $1,000 or more (13% compared with 33%). In the 2011 Census, 1% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reported an equivalised weekly household income of $2,000 or more, compared with 6% of non-Indigenous people.


EQUIVALISED WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME(a)
Graph shows 56% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reported an equivalised weekly household income between $200 and $799, and 13% reported an equivalised weekly household income of $1,000 or more.