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West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Individual income quartiles

In the West Tamar Council area, the 'lowest group' quartile is the largest group, comprising 26% 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
West Tamar Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Lowest group2,52226.025.02,42625.025.0+96
Medium lowest2,33924.225.02,28923.625.0+51
Medium highest2,34624.225.02,39524.725.0-50
Highest group2,47625.625.02,58926.725.0-113
Total Persons9,682100.0100.09,698100.0100.0-16

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

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Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals)
Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals) Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges20162011
Lowest group$0 to $563$0 to $495
Medium lowest$564 to $897$496 to $793
Medium highest$898 to $1,364$794 to $1,203
Highest group$1,365 and over$1,204 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 the West Tamar Council area compared to Tasmania shows that there was greater proportion of persons 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 the West Tamar Council area between 2011 and 2016 was in the highest group quartile which showed an decrease of 113 resident.

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