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Birthplace - Bangladesh
Household income

In New South Wales, 15.3% of people born in Bangladesh 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 the overseas-born communities across New South Wales.

Income for the overseas-born population 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?'
  • 'In which country was the person born?'

  • People born in Bangladesh living in private dwellings
Weekly household income
Birthplace - Bangladesh2011
Weekly incomeNumberBangladesh %New South Wales %
Negative/ Nil Income1641.01.1
$1-$2993191.92.8
$300-$5991,5058.910.6
$600-$9993,57721.314.2
$1,000-$1,2491,89411.37.6
$1,250-$1,4991,5829.47.3
$1,500-$1,9992,40114.312.3
$2,000-$2,4991,4598.79.7
$2,500-$3,4991,79710.715.3
$3,500 or more7744.68.7
One or more incomes not stated1,3478.010.4

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 $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% $3,500 or more, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 4.6% $2,500-$3,499, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 10.7% $2,000-$2,499, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 8.7% $1,500-$1,999, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 14.3% $1,250-$1,499, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 9.4% $1,000-$1,249, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 11.3% $600-$999, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 21.3% $300-$599, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 8.9% $1-$299, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 1.9% Negative/ Nil Income, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 1.0%
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 of the New South Wales Bangladesh born households compared to the total households shows that in 2011 there was a smaller proportion of Bangladesh born people 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, 15.3% of the Bangladesh born population were in high income households and 87.4% were low income households, compared with 24.0% and 81.0% respectively for the the New South Wales total population.

In NSW, the major differences between the household income of Bangladesh born population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $600-$999 (21.3% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $1,000-$1,249 (11.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $2,500-$3,499 (10.7% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned One or more incomes not stated (8.0% compared to 10.4%)