City of Darwin

Resident workers - Individual income quartiles

In City of Darwin, the 'highest group' quartile is the largest group, comprising 27% of the 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, Occupations, Qualification and the Age structure of the local resident workers, so the data should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers individual income quartiles
City of Darwin - Persons 20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%. Northern TerritoryNumber%. Northern Territory2011 - 2016
Lowest group9,33922.525.07,70620.425.0+1,633
Medium lowest10,29924.925.09,41724.925.0+881
Medium highest10,43325.225.09,96226.325.0+471
Highest group11,36727.425.010,72628.425.0+642
Total Persons41,438100.0100.037,811100.0100.0+3,627

Source: Derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals)
Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals) Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges20162011
Lowest group$0 to $788$0 to $671
Medium lowest$789 to $1,229$672 to $1,035
Medium highest$1,230 to $1,796$1,036 to $1,489
Highest group$1,797 and over$1,490 and over
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Dominant groups

Income quartiles allow us to compare relative income-earning capabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of the resident workers by income quartile in City of Darwin compared to Northern Territory shows that there was greater proportion of persons in the highest income quartile, and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change for the resident workers in City of Darwin between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest group quartile which showed an increase of 1,633 resident.

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