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Local labour force - Individual income quartiles

In the City of Brimbank, the 'medium lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 31% 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 labour force, 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 labour force individual income quartiles
City of Brimbank20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Lowest group20,47627.523.517,46026.423.4+3,016
Medium lowest22,76730.524.020,20830.524.0+2,558
Medium highest19,68626.425.417,80526.925.4+1,881
Highest group11,60315.627.210,71816.227.2+885

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 Victoria Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
Lowest group $0 to $521 $0 to $430
Medium lowest $522 to $867 $431 to $708
Medium highest $868 to $1,337 $709 to $1,089
Highest group $1,338 and over $1,090 and over

Local labour force individual income quartiles, 2011
Local labour force individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Melbourne: 27.2% Medium highest, Greater Melbourne: 25.4% Medium lowest, Greater Melbourne: 24.0% Lowest group, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Highest group, City of Brimbank: 15.6% Medium highest, City of Brimbank: 26.4% Medium lowest, City of Brimbank: 30.5% Lowest group, City of Brimbank: 27.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local labour force individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, City of Brimbank: +885 Medium highest, City of Brimbank: +1,881 Medium lowest, City of Brimbank: +2,558 Lowest group, City of Brimbank: +3,016
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 City of Brimbank compared to Greater Melbourne 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 City of Brimbank between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 3,016 people.

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