If income inequality props up inequality across generations, policies should encourage different social classes to share neighbourhoods and regions
With affordable houses increasingly out of reach, wage growth slow and household debt high, Australians are certainly feeling poor. But how do they compare with 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 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.