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Local workers - Individual income quartiles - Manufacturing

In the Cradle Coast Region, the 'medium highest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 31% 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 2011 and 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cradle Coast Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers individual income quartiles
Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Arts and Recreation Services %Number%Arts and Recreation Services %2011 to 2016
Lowest group54414.156.175614.440.4-212
Medium lowest1,02726.618.21,47528.028.7-447
Medium highest1,20531.217.71,78233.820.9-577
Highest group1,08328.17.91,25423.89.9-171

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 Tasmania - All industries Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2016
2011
Lowest group $0 to $562 $0 to $494
Medium lowest $563 to $894 $495 to $791
Medium highest $895 to $1,358 $792 to $1,199
Highest group $1,359 and over $1,200 and over

Local workers individual income quartiles, 2016
Local workers individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Arts and Recreation Services: 7.9% Medium highest, Arts and Recreation Services: 17.7% Medium lowest, Arts and Recreation Services: 18.2% Lowest group, Arts and Recreation Services: 56.1% Highest group, Manufacturing: 28.1% Medium highest, Manufacturing: 31.2% Medium lowest, Manufacturing: 26.6% Lowest group, Manufacturing: 14.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Manufacturing: -171 Medium highest, Manufacturing: -577 Medium lowest, Manufacturing: -447 Lowest group, Manufacturing: -212
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 Manufacturing by income quartile compared to the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Cradle Coast Region 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 Manufacturing between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium highest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -577 people.

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