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Total household income as stated (weekly) (HINASD)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable provides the total weekly income of a private household based on the reported personal incomes of all members that are aged 15 years or older.

Scope

Occupied private dwellings

Categories

Annual income ranges are displayed within brackets.

CodeCategory

1

Negative income

2

Nil income

3

$1-$149 ($1-$7,799)

4

$150-$299 ($7,800-$15,599)

5

$300-$399 ($15,600-$20,799)

6

$400-$499 ($20,800-$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-$1,249 ($52,000-$64,999)

11

$1,250-$1,499 ($65,000-$77,999)

12

$1,500-$1,749 ($78,000-$90,999)

13

$1,750-$1,999 ($91,000-$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-$4,499 ($208,000-$233,999)

19

$4,500-$4,999 ($234,000-$259,999)

20

$5,000-$5,999 ($260,000-$311,999)

21

$6,000-$7,999 ($312,000-$415,999)

22

$8,000 or more ($416,000 or more)

&&

All incomes not stated

@@

Not applicable

Number of categories:  24

Not applicable (@@) category comprises:

  • Non-private dwellings
  • Unoccupied private dwellings
  • Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s
  • Other non-classifiable households

Question(s) from the Census form

What is the total of all income the person usually receives?

    What is the total of all income the person usually receives?
    What is the total of all income Person 1 usually receives?

    Do not deduct: tax, superannuation contributions, amounts salary sacrificed, or any other automatic deductions.

    Include:
    • Wages and salaries
    - Regular overtime
    - Commissions and bonuses

    • Government pensions, benefits and allowances

    • Profit or loss from:
    - Unincorporated business/farm (e.g. sole traders, partnerships)
    - Rental properties

    • Other income from:
    - Superannuation
    - Child support
    - Dividends from shares
    - Interest
    - Workers’ compensation
    - Any other income sources

    More information

    Person's usual total income

    $3,500 or more per week
    ($182,000 or more per year)

    $3,000 - $3,499 per week
    ($156,000 - $181,999 per year)

    $2,000 - $2,999 per week
    ($104,000 - $155,999 per year)

    $1,750 - $1,999 per week
    ($91,000 - $103,999 per year)

    $1,500 - $1,749 per week
    ($78,000 - $90,999 per year)

    $1,250 - $1,499 per week
    ($65,000 - $77,999 per year)

    $1,000 - $1,249 per week
    ($52,000 - $64,999 per year)

    $800 - $999 per week
    ($41,600 - $51,999 per year)

    $650 - $799 per week
    ($33,800 - $41,599 per year)

    $500 - $649 per week
    ($26,000 - $33,799 per year)

    $400 - $499 per week
    ($20,800 - $25,999 per year)

    $300 - $399 per week
    ($15,600 - $20,799 per year)

    $150 - $299 per week
    ($7,800 - $15,599 per year)

    $1 - $149 per week
    ($1 - $7,799 per year)

    $0 or nil income

    Negative income
      Additional information relating to the question on: What is the total of all income the person usually receives?
      What is the total of all income Person 1 usually receives?

      Do not deduct: tax, superannuation contributions, amounts salary sacrificed, or any other automatic deductions.

      Include:
      • Wages and salaries
      ­ - Regular overtime
      ­ - Commissions and bonuses

      • Government pensions, benefits and allowances

      • Profit or loss from:
      ­ - Unincorporated business/farm (e.g. sole traders, partnerships)
      ­ - Rental properties

      • Other income from:
      ­ - Superannuation
      ­ - Child support
      ­ - Dividends from shares
      ­ - Interest
      ­ - Workers’ compensation
      ­ - Any other income sources

      More information

      Information from this question provides an indication of living standards in different areas.

      Count total income from all sources, not just a regular wage or salary. Total income is the person's personal income before any tax, superannuation contributions, amounts salary sacrificed or other automatic payments are deducted.

      If the person is currently affected by COVID lockdown restrictions, report the total income they usually received before the lockdown began.

      Government pensions, benefits and allowances
      Include:
      • Age Pension
      • Family Tax Benefit
      • Parenting Payment
      • Disability Support Pension
      • JobSeeker Payment
      • Youth and student allowances
      • Carer Allowance
      • Any other government pension, benefit or allowance

      Note: remember to include the total value of any pensions, benefits and other government allowances that the person is currently receiving.

      Business owners and self-employed people
      Business owners and self-employed people should include the total profit or loss from the operations of their business, or their share of the business in a partnership.
      The profit or loss of a business is calculated as its gross receipts less its operation expenses (such as rent, materials and fuel costs).
      If the person has other sources of income, such as wages or government allowances, these should be added to their business income to calculate their total income from all sources.

      Other income
      For interest and dividends, calculate the amount the person expects to receive in a full year and add this to their total yearly income from other sources; divide by 26 to work out a fortnightly amount; or, divide by 52 to work out a weekly amount.
      For other regular income, such as superannuation or child support, include the amount the person currently receives for one week or fortnight, or calculate the amount they expect to receive in a full year and add this to their total yearly income from other sources.
      Include Private Pensions and Workers Compensation under Other income.

      Negative income
      Negative income occurs when the operating expenses are higher than the gross receipts (or revenue) of a self-employed person, business or a rental property. A person has negative income if these losses are greater than any income, benefits or allowances received from other sources.

      How this variable is created

      Total household income as stated (weekly) is the sum of Total personal income (weekly) (INCP) of each resident aged 15 years and over present in the household on Census night. As personal income is collected in ranges, median values are assigned to each range using data from the Survey of Income and Housing. For more information about this survey see the Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide. 

      The income ranges for Total household income as stated (weekly) include households where one or more household members aged 15 years and over did not state their income, or were temporarily absent. In the variable Total household income (weekly) (HIND), these households would be excluded from the household income calculation and be coded to the category 'Partial income stated'.

      Where no member of a household aged 15 years and over has stated their income, the household is classified as 'All incomes not stated'.

      In most cases, the income of visitors to a household is excluded from Total household income as stated. The exception to this is households that comprise only visitors.

      History and changes

      This variable was first used in 2006, though other measures of household income had been used in previous Censuses. For 2016 the categories for annual income dollar ranges were revised.

      No changes have been made for 2021.

      Data use considerations

      Total household income as stated is calculated for visitor only households in order to collect data on household income in tourist areas.

      Related variables and glossary terms

      • Total household income (weekly) (HIND)
      • Total personal income (weekly) (INCP)