Language - African Languages
In New South Wales, 15.2% of people who speak African Languages live in households which had an income of $2,500 or more per week.
Households form the common economic in our society. Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such Educational Qualifications and Occupation it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the non-English speaking communities across New South Wales.
Income for the non-English speaking population may be lower or higher than the wider population. Generally, communities with many recent migrants, particularly students and refugees, may have lower incomes. On the other hand, some non-English speaking communities are older and more established. These may have rapidly increasing incomes among non-English speaking communities.
Derived from the Census questions:
- 'What is the total of all wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'
- 'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'
- People who speak African Languages living in private dwellings
|Weekly household income|
|Language - African Languages||2011|
|Weekly income||Number||African Languages %||% of total NSW population|
|Negative/ Nil Income||181||1.3||1.1||28001|
|$3,500 or more||632||4.4||8.7||28010|
|One or more incomes not stated||2,768||19.3||10.4||28011|
|Total persons in private dwellings||14,325||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 African Languages speaking households compared to the total households shows that in 2011 there was a smaller proportion of African Languages speaking people were living in high income households (those earning $2,500 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income households (those earning less than $600 per week).
Overall, 15.2% of the African Languages speaking population were in high income households and 76.3% 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 household income of African Languages speaking population compared to the total population were:
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned One or more incomes not stated (19.3% compared to 10.4%)
- A larger percentage of people in households who earned $1,000-$1,249 (9.0% 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 $1,500-$1,999 (10.8% compared to 12.3%)