Ancestry - Afghan
In New South Wales, 11.3% of people with Afghan ancestry live in households which had an income of $2,500 or more per week.
Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Educational Qualifications and Occupation , it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of different ancestral communities across New South Wales.
Income for some ancestral communities may be lower or higher than the total population. Some communities with many recent migrants, particularly students and refugees, may have lower incomes, though if they are sponsored business migrants the effect may be the opposite.
Derived from the Census questions:
- 'What is the total of all wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'
- 'What is the person's ancestry?'(multi-response)
- People with Afghan ancestry living in private dwellings
|Weekly household income|
|Ancestry - Afghan||2011|
|Weekly income||Number||Afghan %||% of total NSW population|
|Negative/ Nil Income||166||1.7||1.1||28001|
|$3,500 or more||412||4.2||8.7||28010|
|One or more incomes not stated||1,361||13.9||10.4||28011|
|Total persons in private dwellings||9,826||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
(Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of household income levels in the New South Wales Afghan ancestry households compared to the total households shows that in 2011 there was a smaller proportion of people with Afghan ancestry living in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).
Overall, 11.3% of the Afghan ancestry population were in high income households and 82.0% were in low income households, compared with 24.0% and 81.0% respectively for the New South Wales total population.
In NSW, the major differences between household income of Afghan ancestry population compared to the total population were :
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $600-$999 (20.5% compared to 14.2%)
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned One or more incomes not stated (13.9% compared to 10.4%)
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $300-$599 (13.4% compared to 10.6%)
- A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (7.1% compared to 15.3%)