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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/05/2011   
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HIED Equivalised Total Household Income (weekly)
First release

Icon - DwellingsEquivalised total household income is total household income adjusted by the application of an equivalence scale to facilitate comparison of income levels between households of differing size and composition. The 'modified OECD' equivalence scale is used.

Equivalised total household income can be viewed as an indicator of the economic resources available to a standardised household. For a lone person household it is equal to household income. For a household comprising more than one person, it is an indicator of the household income that would be needed by a lone person household to enjoy the same level of economic wellbeing.


Applicable to:Family, Lone Person and Group 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 or more ($104,000 or more)
Partial income stated
All incomes not stated
Not applicable

Number of categories: 15

Not applicable (@@) category comprises:

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



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