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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Individual income quartiles

In the Limestone Coast region, the 'medium lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 29% 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
Limestone Coast region20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Lowest group8,28328.225.08,53329.325.0-250
Medium lowest8,46728.825.08,27428.425.0+193
Medium highest7,25624.725.07,00224.125.0+254
Highest group5,38518.325.05,27918.125.0+106

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 South Australia Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2016
2011
Lowest group $0 to $586 $0 to $520
Medium lowest $587 to $938 $521 to $838
Medium highest $939 to $1,433 $839 to $1,254
Highest group $1,434 and over $1,255 and over

Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016
Resident workers individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, South Australia : 25.0% Medium highest, South Australia : 25.0% Medium lowest, South Australia : 25.0% Lowest group, South Australia : 25.0% Highest group, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 18.3% Medium highest, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 24.7% Medium lowest, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 28.8% Lowest group, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 28.2%
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, Limestone Coast region - All industries : +106 Medium highest, Limestone Coast region - All industries : +254 Medium lowest, Limestone Coast region - All industries : +193 Lowest group, Limestone Coast region - All industries : -250
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 Limestone Coast region compared to South Australia 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 Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 254 people.

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