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Balonne Shire

Local workers - Individual income quartiles - All industries

In the Balonne Shire, the 'lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 30% of local workers.

Individual Income is an indicator of socio-economic status, skills and occupations required in a particular industry. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to evaluate the economic opportunities of people in an industry.

Income quartiles are used to condense income categories into manageable units, adjust for the effects of inflation, and allow areas to be compared over time relative to a benchmark. The incomes for a specified industry for the state are split into four equal groups, each containing 25% of the workers in that industry, and the quartiles allow users to compare changes in that industry in the local area to changes statewide, or against another benchmark. For more information on how quartiles are calculated please refer to the data notes.

As well as being related to the type of jobs and qualifications required in a particular industry, income levels can be related to the level of part-time employment, Occupations, Qualifications and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers individual income quartiles
Balonne Shire - All industries20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Lowest group61630.425.060628.625.0+10
Medium lowest54526.925.058127.525.0-36
Medium highest49224.325.054525.825.0-54
Highest group37418.425.038418.125.0-10

Source: Derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics , Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.

Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals)
Calculated from income data for Queensland - All industries Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
Lowest group $0 to $542 $0 to $437
Medium lowest $543 to $878 $438 to $698
Medium highest $879 to $1,350 $699 to $1,066
Highest group $1,351 and over $1,067 and over

Local workers individual income quartiles, 2011
Local workers individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Queensland: 25.0% Medium highest, Queensland: 25.0% Medium lowest, Queensland: 25.0% Lowest group, Queensland: 25.0% Highest group, All industries: 18.4% Medium highest, All industries: 24.3% Medium lowest, All industries: 26.9% Lowest group, All industries: 30.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, All industries: -10 Medium highest, All industries: -54 Medium lowest, All industries: -36 Lowest group, All industries: +10
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

Income quartiles allow us to compare relative income-earning capabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of the local workers by income quartile compared to Queensland shows that there was lesser proportion of people in the highest income quartile, and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change for the local workers between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium highest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -54 people.

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