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Resident workers (Local) - Individual income quartiles

In the City of Mandurah, the 'lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 29% 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
City of Mandurah20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Lowest group7,97229.225.05,73927.825.0+2,233
Medium lowest6,75724.825.05,02724.325.0+1,729
Medium highest5,95921.825.04,45721.625.0+1,502
Highest group6,60724.225.05,42526.325.0+1,183

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 Western Australia Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
Lowest group $0 to $582 $0 to $437
Medium lowest $583 to $997 $438 to $742
Medium highest $998 to $1,590 $743 to $1,170
Highest group $1,591 and over $1,171 and over

Local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2011
Local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Western Australia: 25.0% Medium highest, Western Australia: 25.0% Medium lowest, Western Australia: 25.0% Lowest group, Western Australia: 25.0% Highest group, City of Mandurah: 24.2% Medium highest, City of Mandurah: 21.8% Medium lowest, City of Mandurah: 24.8% Lowest group, City of Mandurah: 29.2%
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, City of Mandurah: +1,183 Medium highest, City of Mandurah: +1,502 Medium lowest, City of Mandurah: +1,729 Lowest group, City of Mandurah: +2,233
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 City of Mandurah compared to Western Australia 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 Mandurah between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 2,233 people.

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