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Resident workers - Individual income quartiles

In Gold Coast City, the 'medium lowest' 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, 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
Gold Coast City20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Lowest group67,02726.225.060,28426.825.0+6,742
Medium lowest68,65726.825.061,25927.325.0+7,398
Medium highest63,85924.925.055,45424.725.0+8,406
Highest group56,74122.125.047,71321.225.0+9,028

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 Queensland Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2016
2011
Lowest group $0 to $620 $0 to $551
Medium lowest $621 to $980 $552 to $883
Medium highest $981 to $1,515 $884 to $1,355
Highest group $1,516 and over $1,356 and over

Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016
Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Queensland : 25.0% Medium highest, Queensland : 25.0% Medium lowest, Queensland : 25.0% Lowest group, Queensland : 25.0% Highest group, Gold Coast City - All industries : 22.1% Medium highest, Gold Coast City - All industries : 24.9% Medium lowest, Gold Coast City - All industries : 26.8% Lowest group, Gold Coast City - All industries : 26.2%
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, Gold Coast City - All industries : +9,028 Medium highest, Gold Coast City - All industries : +8,406 Medium lowest, Gold Coast City - All industries : +7,398 Lowest group, Gold Coast City - All industries : +6,742
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 by income quartile in Gold Coast City compared to Queensland 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 in Gold Coast City between 2011 and 2016 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 9,028 people.

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