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Ancestry - Iranian
Household income

In New South Wales, 20.9% of people with Iranian 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 Iranian ancestry living in private dwellings
Weekly household income
Ancestry - Iranian2011
Weekly incomeNumberIranian %% of total NSW population
Negative/ Nil Income4062.71.1
$1-$2996994.62.8
$300-$5991,67511.010.6
$600-$9992,20814.514.2
$1,000-$1,2491,2408.27.6
$1,250-$1,4991,2047.97.3
$1,500-$1,9991,89112.512.3
$2,000-$2,4991,2958.59.7
$2,500-$3,4991,99013.115.3
$3,500 or more1,1807.88.7
One or more incomes not stated1,3959.210.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Weekly household income, 2011
Weekly household income, 2011 One or more incomes not stated, Total New South Wales population: 10.4% $3,500 or more, Total New South Wales population: 8.7% $2,500-$3,499, Total New South Wales population: 15.3% $2,000-$2,499, Total New South Wales population: 9.7% $1,500-$1,999, Total New South Wales population: 12.3% $1,250-$1,499, Total New South Wales population: 7.3% $1,000-$1,249, Total New South Wales population: 7.6% $600-$999, Total New South Wales population: 14.2% $300-$599, Total New South Wales population: 10.6% $1-$299, Total New South Wales population: 2.8% Negative/ Nil Income, Total New South Wales population: 1.1% One or more incomes not stated, Ancestry - Iranian: 9.2% $3,500 or more, Ancestry - Iranian: 7.8% $2,500-$3,499, Ancestry - Iranian: 13.1% $2,000-$2,499, Ancestry - Iranian: 8.5% $1,500-$1,999, Ancestry - Iranian: 12.5% $1,250-$1,499, Ancestry - Iranian: 7.9% $1,000-$1,249, Ancestry - Iranian: 8.2% $600-$999, Ancestry - Iranian: 14.5% $300-$599, Ancestry - Iranian: 11.0% $1-$299, Ancestry - Iranian: 4.6% Negative/ Nil Income, Ancestry - Iranian: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the New South Wales Iranian ancestry households compared to the total households shows that in 2011 there was a smaller proportion of people with Iranian 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, 20.9% of the Iranian ancestry population were in high income households and 83.0% 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 Iranian ancestry population compared to the total population were :

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $1-$299 (4.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (13.1% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,000-$2,499 (8.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned One or more incomes not stated (9.2% compared to 10.4%)