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Southern Flinders Region

Resident workers - Individual income quartiles

In Southern Flinders Region, the 'lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 30% 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
Southern Flinders Region20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Accommodation and Food Services %Number%Accommodation and Food Services %2011 to 2016
Lowest group3,13730.067.43,34431.767.0-207
Medium lowest2,61425.019.72,56724.422.8+47
Medium highest2,34922.511.02,33522.27.6+14
Highest group2,35522.51.92,29521.82.5+60

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, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.9% Medium highest, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 11.0% Medium lowest, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 19.7% Lowest group, Southern Flinders Region - Accommodation and Food Services : 67.4% Highest group, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 22.5% Medium highest, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 22.5% Medium lowest, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 25.0% Lowest group, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 30.0%
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, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : +60 Medium highest, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : +14 Medium lowest, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : +47 Lowest group, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : -207
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 Southern Flinders Region compared to Accommodation and Food Services 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 in Southern Flinders Region between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -207 people.

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