RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
Local workers - Individual income quartiles - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, the 'lowest group' quartile is the largest group, comprising 35% of the local workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).
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
|Local workers individual income quartiles|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||2016||2011||Change|
|Quartile group||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
|Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals)|
|Calculated from income data for Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||Weekly income by Census year|
|Individual quartile ranges||2016||2011|
|Lowest group||$0 to $619||$0 to $551|
|Medium lowest||$620 to $977||$552 to $882|
|Medium highest||$978 to $1,508||$883 to $1,352|
|Highest group||$1,509 and over||$1,353 and over|
Income quartiles allow us to compare relative income-earning capabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workers by income quartile compared to Queensland shows that there was greater proportion of in the highest income quartile, and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.
The most significant change for the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing local workers between 2011 and 2016 was in the "medium highest" quartile which showed an increase of 472 people.