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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Local workers - Individual income quartiles - All industries

In the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, the 'medium highest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 27% 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Lowest group3,02324.625.03,15827.525.0-135
Medium lowest3,09025.125.03,04226.525.0+47
Medium highest3,28126.725.03,01726.325.0+264
Highest group2,89723.625.02,25919.725.0+638

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 - All industries Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
Lowest group $0 to $548 $0 to $457
Medium lowest $549 to $905 $458 to $752
Medium highest $906 to $1,432 $753 to $1,197
Highest group $1,433 and over $1,198 and over

Local workers individual income quartiles, 2011
Local workers individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, NSW: 25.0% Medium highest, NSW: 25.0% Medium lowest, NSW: 25.0% Lowest group, NSW: 25.0% Highest group, All industries: 23.6% Medium highest, All industries: 26.7% Medium lowest, All industries: 25.1% Lowest group, All industries: 24.6%
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: +638 Medium highest, All industries: +264 Medium lowest, All industries: +47 Lowest group, All industries: -135
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 NSW shows that there was lesser 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 between 2006 and 2011 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 638 people.

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