Workers must earn $3,000 a week, or about $156,000 a year, to be considered one of the country’s million wealthiest people, the 2021 Census has revealed.
That figure is well above the national middle income of $805-a-week or $41,860 a year.
With 13million people holding a job on Census night in August last year, that meant one out of every 13 workers earned at least $3,000 a week.
Australia’s richest income earners, deriving income from wages or investments, made up 7.7 per cent of the workforce.
More than half of Australia’s 25,422,788 people weren’t working, with the total population count including children, the elderly or those on welfare.
The most common income in the country was $1,000 to $1,249 a week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed, which meant 1,866,801 people…
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