What income inequality looks like across Australia

What income inequality looks like across Australia

July 6, 2017 6.09am AEST

The region with the most unequal incomes in Australia is Melbourne City, where the top 20% have an income that is 8.3 times as high as those in the bottom 20%. Dan Peled/AAP

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With affordable houses increasingly out of reachwage growth slow and household debt high, Australians are certainly feeling poor. But how do they compare to their neighbours? New Census data confirms there’s a lot of variability in income.

The Census breaks the country up into 349 geographic regions (named in quote marks below), some of which cover more than one major town and some of which group related suburbs within cities. We examined 331 of these regions, excluding those containing fewer than 1,000 households

https://theconversation.com/what-income-inequality-looks-like-across-australia-80069

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