2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
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FINF Total Family Income (weekly)
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Icon - Families Total Family Income (weekly) is not calculated where a family member aged 15 years and over did not state their income, or was temporarily absent. These families are coded to the 'Partial income stated' category.

This variable is calculated by summing the personal incomes reported by all family members aged 15 years and over. The Census collects personal 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.

If there is a need to recalculate this variable under different circumstances users can use the derived variable Family Income Derivation Indicator (FIDF) in conjunction with Total Personal Income (weekly) (INCP) to create a new family income variable.


Applicable to:Families in family households

Categories:Annual income ranges are displayed within brackets.

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Negative income
Nil income
$1-$199 ($1-$10,399)
$200-$299 ($10,400-$15,599)
$300-$399 ($15,600-$20,799)
$400-$599 ($20,800-$31,199)
$600-$799 ($31,200-$41,599)
$800-$999 ($41,600-$51,999)
$1,000-$1,249 ($52,000-$64,999)
$1,250-$1,499 ($65,000-$77,999)
$1,500-$1,999 ($78,000-$103,999)
$2,000-$2,499 ($104,000-$129,999)
$2,500-$2,999 ($130,000-$155,999)
$3,000-$3,499 ($156,000-$181,999)
$3,500-$3,999 ($182,000-$207,999)
$4,000-$4,999 ($208,000-$259,999)
$5,000 or more ($260,000 or more)
Partial income stated
All incomes not stated
Not applicable

Number of categories: 20

Not applicable (@@) category comprises:

  • Non-family/Non-classifiable households
  • Unoccupied private dwellings
  • Non-private dwellings
  • Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s



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