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Resident workers (Local) - Individual income quartiles

In the Canberra Region, the 'lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 28% 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
Canberra Region20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Lowest group26,11828.129.925,32229.430.7+796
Medium lowest24,31826.127.623,27527.027.8+1,043
Medium highest22,81524.523.420,41923.723.1+2,396
Highest group19,82221.319.117,03919.818.4+2,782

Source: Derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals)
Calculated from income data for NSW 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, Regional NSW: 19.1% Medium highest, Regional NSW: 23.4% Medium lowest, Regional NSW: 27.6% Lowest group, Regional NSW: 29.9% Highest group, Canberra Region: 21.3% Medium highest, Canberra Region: 24.5% Medium lowest, Canberra Region: 26.1% Lowest group, Canberra Region: 28.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Canberra Region: +2,782 Medium highest, Canberra Region: +2,396 Medium lowest, Canberra Region: +1,043 Lowest group, Canberra Region: +796
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

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 Canberra Region compared to Regional NSW shows that there was greater proportion of people in the highest income quartile, and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change for the local labour force in Canberra Region between 2006 and 2011 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 2,782 people.

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