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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Individual income quartiles

In the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, the 'highest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 32% 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Lowest group5,19818.329.94,94619.930.7+252
Medium lowest5,89420.827.65,54122.327.8+353
Medium highest8,09528.623.47,02928.223.1+1,067
Highest group9,14332.319.17,38529.718.4+1,758

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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 32.3% Medium highest, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 28.6% Medium lowest, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 20.8% Lowest group, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 18.3%
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 resident workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +1,758 Medium highest, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +1,067 Medium lowest, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +353 Lowest group, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +252
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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2006 and 2011 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 1,758 people.

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