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Bega Valley Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Individual income quartiles

In Bega Valley Shire, the 'lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 36% of local labour force.

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 the state are split into four equal groups, each containing 25% of the local labour force, and the quartiles allow users to compare changes 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, Occupation, Qualification and the Age structure of the local resident workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers individual income quartiles
Bega Valley Shire20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Lowest group4,64236.225.04,50136.925.0+140
Medium lowest3,85730.125.03,74130.625.0+116
Medium highest2,71621.225.02,45620.125.0+259
Highest group1,59712.525.01,51612.425.0+81

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 New South Wales Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
Lowest group $0 to $543 $0 to $447
Medium lowest $544 to $900 $448 to $739
Medium highest $901 to $1,427 $740 to $1,175
Highest group $1,428 and over $1,176 and over

Local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2011
Local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, New South Wales: 25.0% Medium highest, New South Wales: 25.0% Medium lowest, New South Wales: 25.0% Lowest group, New South Wales: 25.0% Highest group, Bega Valley Shire: 12.5% Medium highest, Bega Valley Shire: 21.2% Medium lowest, Bega Valley Shire: 30.1% Lowest group, Bega Valley Shire: 36.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Bega Valley Shire: +81 Medium highest, Bega Valley Shire: +259 Medium lowest, Bega Valley Shire: +116 Lowest group, Bega Valley Shire: +140
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 labour force by income quartile in Bega Valley Shire compared to New South Wales 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 labour force in Bega Valley Shire between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 259 people.

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