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Resident workers - Individual income quartiles

In Parkes Shire, the 'lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 31% of the male 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
Parkes Shire - Males20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Australia %Number%Australia %2011 to 2016
Lowest group93530.624.999831.724.3-63
Medium lowest82727.125.384927.025.3-22
Medium highest72923.925.773623.426.1-7
Highest group56318.424.156017.824.4+3

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 $747 $0 to $667
Medium lowest $748 to $1,176 $668 to $1,049
Medium highest $1,177 to $1,821 $1,050 to $1,659
Highest group $1,822 and over $1,660 and over

Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016
Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Australia : 24.1% Medium highest, Australia : 25.7% Medium lowest, Australia : 25.3% Lowest group, Australia : 24.9% Highest group, Parkes Shire - All industries : 18.4% Medium highest, Parkes Shire - All industries : 23.9% Medium lowest, Parkes Shire - All industries : 27.1% Lowest group, Parkes Shire - All industries : 30.6%
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, Parkes Shire - All industries : +3 Medium highest, Parkes Shire - All industries : -7 Medium lowest, Parkes Shire - All industries : -22 Lowest group, Parkes Shire - All industries : -63
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 male resident workers by income quartile in Parkes Shire compared to Australia 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 resident workers in Parkes Shire between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -63 males.

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