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Gunnedah Shire

Resident workers - Individual income quartiles

In the Gunnedah Shire, the 'medium lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 34% of the resident workers (Construction).

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
Gunnedah Shire20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Information Media and Telecommunications %Number%Information Media and Telecommunications %2011 to 2016
Lowest group4918.427.55622.636.0-7
Medium lowest9234.538.18032.135.7+12
Medium highest7628.623.76124.628.3+15
Highest group5018.610.75220.80.0-2

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 $638 $0 to $557
Medium lowest $639 to $1,030 $558 to $909
Medium highest $1,031 to $1,623 $910 to $1,435
Highest group $1,624 and over $1,436 and over

Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016
Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 10.7% Medium highest, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 23.7% Medium lowest, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 38.1% Lowest group, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 27.5% Highest group, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 18.6% Medium highest, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 28.6% Medium lowest, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 34.5% Lowest group, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 18.4%
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, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : -2 Medium highest, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : +15 Medium lowest, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : +12 Lowest group, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : -7
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 (Construction) by income quartile in Gunnedah Shire compared to Information Media and Telecommunications 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 resident workers (Construction) in Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 15 people.

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