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Gladstone Regional Council area

Local workers - Individual income quartiles - All industries

In Gladstone Regional Council area, the 'highest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 48% 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, Gladstone Regional Council area 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
Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Construction %Number%Construction %2011 to 2016
Lowest group2,29615.510.32,21714.010.5+79
Medium lowest2,10114.215.32,18913.813.3-89
Medium highest3,28122.224.24,09025.825.7-809
Highest group7,12548.150.17,33746.350.5-212

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

Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals)
Calculated from income data for Queensland - All industries Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
Lowest group $0 to $743 $0 to $681
Medium lowest $744 to $1,143 $682 to $1,043
Medium highest $1,144 to $1,712 $1,044 to $1,579
Highest group $1,713 and over $1,580 and over

Local workers individual income quartiles, 2016
Local workers individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Construction: 50.1% Medium highest, Construction: 24.2% Medium lowest, Construction: 15.3% Lowest group, Construction: 10.3% Highest group, All industries: 48.1% Medium highest, All industries: 22.2% Medium lowest, All industries: 14.2% Lowest group, All industries: 15.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in 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, All industries: -212 Medium highest, All industries: -809 Medium lowest, All industries: -89 Lowest group, All industries: +79
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in 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 male by income quartile compared to the Construction male workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area shows that there was lesser proportion of males in the highest income quartile, and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change for the male between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium highest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -809 males.

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