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Local workers - Individual income quartiles - All industries

In the Cradle Coast Region, the 'lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 26% of local workers.

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 a specified industry for the state are split into four equal groups, each containing 25% of the workers in that industry, and the quartiles allow users to compare changes in that industry 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, Occupations, Qualifications and the Age structure of the local workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers individual income quartiles
Cradle Coast Region - All industries20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
Lowest group10,53026.325.010,56126.825.0-31
Medium lowest10,50626.325.010,25626.025.0+250
Medium highest9,71824.325.09,60024.425.0+117
Highest group9,22323.125.09,00122.825.0+222

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 - All industries Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
Lowest group $0 to $488 $0 to $407
Medium lowest $489 to $789 $408 to $650
Medium highest $790 to $1,197 $651 to $972
Highest group $1,198 and over $973 and over

Local workers individual income quartiles, 2011
Local workers individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Tasmania: 25.0% Medium highest, Tasmania: 25.0% Medium lowest, Tasmania: 25.0% Lowest group, Tasmania: 25.0% Highest group, All industries: 23.1% Medium highest, All industries: 24.3% Medium lowest, All industries: 26.3% Lowest group, All industries: 26.3%
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 workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, All industries: +222 Medium highest, All industries: +117 Medium lowest, All industries: +250 Lowest group, All industries: -31
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 by income quartile compared to Tasmania 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 between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 250 people.

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