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Cradle Coast Region

Resident workers (Local) - Individual income quartiles

In the Cradle Coast 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
Cradle Coast Region20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Lowest group25,30328.023.724,13728.124.3+1,166
Medium lowest24,98827.724.823,68127.524.8+1,307
Medium highest21,70224.025.820,77724.225.6+925
Highest group18,28520.325.817,37520.225.4+910

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 Tasmania Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
Lowest group $0 to $486 $0 to $401
Medium lowest $487 to $788 $402 to $641
Medium highest $789 to $1,199 $642 to $964
Highest group $1,200 and over $965 and over

Local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2011
Local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Hobart: 25.8% Medium highest, Greater Hobart: 25.8% Medium lowest, Greater Hobart: 24.8% Lowest group, Greater Hobart: 23.7% Highest group, Cradle Coast Region: 20.3% Medium highest, Cradle Coast Region: 24.0% Medium lowest, Cradle Coast Region: 27.7% Lowest group, Cradle Coast Region: 28.0%
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, Cradle Coast Region: +910 Medium highest, Cradle Coast Region: +925 Medium lowest, Cradle Coast Region: +1,307 Lowest group, Cradle Coast Region: +1,166
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 Cradle Coast Region compared to Greater Hobart 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 Cradle Coast Region between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 1,307 people.

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