MYTHBUSTING | #1 Middle class enclave

Posted on 29/01/2012

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Having posted some suburban scenarios, it seemed appropriate to bust some myths (as other suburban narratives). First one is that suburbs are bastions of middle class privilege. These two maps, produced with data from the 2006 Census, indicate otherwise showing greater concentrations of low income earning households. One map shows the SLA distribution of household earning less than $500 per week across the Brisbane local government area and the other show the proportion as per CCD distribution in Aspley. Clearly some suburbs are better off than others, while others have higher proportions of low income earning households.


Low Income households earning less than $500 per week – Brisbane LGA per SLA.


Low Income households earning less than $500 per week – Aspley SLA per CCD.

Notably those CCDs with the highest percentages include retirement villages, social housing and caravan parks.

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