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Resident workers - Individual income quartiles

In the City of Brimbank, the 'lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 38% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services).

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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers individual income quartiles
City of Brimbank20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %2011 to 2016
Lowest group1,31337.616.91,04534.815.9+268
Medium lowest1,29237.024.01,07235.722.9+221
Medium highest63818.330.461520.529.7+23
Highest group2527.228.72709.031.6-18

Source: Derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals)
Calculated from income data for Victoria Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2016
2011
Lowest group $0 to $606 $0 to $534
Medium lowest $607 to $983 $535 to $876
Medium highest $984 to $1,525 $877 to $1,344
Highest group $1,526 and over $1,345 and over

Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016
Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 28.7% Medium highest, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 30.4% Medium lowest, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 24.0% Lowest group, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 16.9% Highest group, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 7.2% Medium highest, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 18.3% Medium lowest, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 37.0% Lowest group, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 37.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : -18 Medium highest, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : +23 Medium lowest, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : +221 Lowest group, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : +268
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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 resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) by income quartile in City of Brimbank compared to Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 268 people.

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