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Under 25 years 24 4 8.7% 16.6% 26 to 35 years 79 24 52.1% 30.3% 36 to 45 years 76 16 34.7% 21% 46 to 55 years 55 0 0.% 0% 56 to 65 year 14 1 2.1% 7.7% Over 65 years 6 1 2.1% 16.6% 254 46 99.7% 18.1% Total Respondents receiving the Parenting Payment Single (PPS) were predominantly between 26-35 years (68.9%). However, for those aged between 26-35 years, only 25.3% reported the PPS was their main source of income. Table 17: PPS Recipients by Age Group Proportion of PPS Recipients Proportion of Age Group Age No. No. % % Under 25 years 24 2 6.9% 8.3% 26 to 35 years 79 20 68.9% 25.3% 36 to 45 years 76 6 20.6% 7.8% 46 to 55 years 55 1 3.4% 1.8% 56 to 65 year 14 0 0% 0% Over 65 years 6 0 0% 0% 99.8% 11.4% Total 254 Survey respondents were asked to estimate their total family income. For consistency, this has been reported in terms of ‘weekly’ household income. Reported weekly household income by 2014 respondents was largely consistent with trends reported in 2010. Almost half of the respondents reported that their average weekly household income was under $400 (44.4%). This is consistent with 2010 where it was also 44% of respondents. By comparison, according to the 2011 Census, the median weekly household income for residents living in the City of Whittlesea was $1,275.29 Overall, 18.4% of households in the City of Whittlesea were categorised as low income households (earning less than $600 per week) according to the 2011 Census.30 However, the 2014 Emergency Relief Survey identified that 76.7% of emergency relief clients had an income of $600 per week or less available for their household. 29 ABS (2011), 2011 Whittlesea (C) Ce