Birthplace - Bangladesh
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 - Bangladesh||2011|
|Weekly income||Number||Bangladesh %||New South Wales %|
|Negative/ Nil Income||164||1.0||1.1||28001|
|$3,500 or more||774||4.6||8.7||28010|
|One or more incomes not stated||1,347||8.0||10.4||28011|
|Total persons in private dwellings||16,819||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 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%)