Essential Report

Minimum income

Jun 5, 2018

Q. Thinking about yourself personally, what is the minimum you could comfortably live on per week (including rent/mortgage, food, energy and clothing)

  Total Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+ Inc. less than $600 pw Inc. $600-
$1,000 pw
Inc. $1,000-
$1,500 pw
Inc. $1,500-
$2,000pw
Inc. more than $2,000 pw
Less than $300 per week 6% 10% 4% 6% 9% 5% 3% 10% 7%
$300-$400 per week 14% 18% 10% 15% 22% 11% 12% 9% 13%
$400-$500 per week 19% 19% 15% 24% 25% 26% 23% 18% 12%
$500- $750 per week 24% 21% 26% 25% 25% 28% 24% 29% 19%
$750- $1,000 per week 15% 14% 19% 12% 7% 18% 12% 16% 21%
$1,000- $1500 per week 7% 5% 9% 6% 3% 4% 11% 7% 11%
More than $1500 4% 3% 6% 1% 1% 3% 2% 8%
Don’t know 11% 10% 11% 11% 8% 7% 10% 8% 7%
Average $660 $600 $740 $595 $515 $610 $680 $640 $765

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