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Resident workers - Individual income quartiles

In Coffs Harbour City, the 'medium lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 31% of the female resident 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 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
Coffs Harbour City- Females20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Lowest group4,33429.825.04,19531.225.0+139
Medium lowest4,52231.125.04,04030.125.0+482
Medium highest3,35523.125.03,09123.025.0+264
Highest group2,33716.125.02,10915.725.0+228

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 New South Wales Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2016
2011
Lowest group $0 to $537 $0 to $461
Medium lowest $538 to $882 $462 to $764
Medium highest $883 to $1,393 $765 to $1,207
Highest group $1,394 and over $1,208 and over

Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016
Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, New South Wales : 25.0% Medium highest, New South Wales : 25.0% Medium lowest, New South Wales : 25.0% Lowest group, New South Wales : 25.0% Highest group, Coffs Harbour City - All industries : 16.1% Medium highest, Coffs Harbour City - All industries : 23.1% Medium lowest, Coffs Harbour City - All industries : 31.1% Lowest group, Coffs Harbour City - All industries : 29.8%
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, Coffs Harbour City - All industries : +228 Medium highest, Coffs Harbour City - All industries : +264 Medium lowest, Coffs Harbour City - All industries : +482 Lowest group, Coffs Harbour City - All industries : +139
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 female resident workers by income quartile in Coffs Harbour City compared to New South Wales shows that there was lesser proportion of females in the highest income quartile, and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change for the female resident workers in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 482 females.

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