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West Coast Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Individual income quartiles

In West Coast Council area, the 'highest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 39% 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
West Coast Council area20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Lowest group46423.523.752126.024.3-57
Medium lowest34417.524.838919.424.8-45
Medium highest39620.125.838519.225.6+11
Highest group76638.925.870835.325.4+58

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 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, West Coast Council area: 38.9% Medium highest, West Coast Council area: 20.1% Medium lowest, West Coast Council area: 17.5% Lowest group, West Coast Council area: 23.5%
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, West Coast Council area: +58 Medium highest, West Coast Council area: +11 Medium lowest, West Coast Council area: -45 Lowest group, West Coast Council area: -57
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 West Coast Council area compared to Greater Hobart shows that there was greater proportion of people in the highest income quartile, and a similar proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change for the local labour force in West Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 58 people.

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