City of South Perth

Local workers - Individual income quartiles - All industries

In the City of South Perth, the 'lowest group' quartile is the largest group, comprising 29% of the local 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 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers individual income quartiles
City of South Perth - All industries 20212016Change
Quartile groupNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Lowest group4,00928.625.03,61328.425.0+396
Medium lowest3,60225.725.03,07124.225.0+531
Medium highest3,28223.425.03,06724.125.0+214
Highest group3,12422.325.02,95823.325.0+166
Total Persons14,016100.0100.012,709100.0100.0+1,307

Source: Derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Quartile group dollar ranges (Individuals)
Calculated from income data for Western Australia Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges20212016
Lowest group$0 to $662$0 to $601
Medium lowest$663 to $1,124$602 to $1,015
Medium highest$1,125 to $1,759$1,016 to $1,616
Highest group$1,760 and over$1,617 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 workers by income quartile compared to Western Australia shows that there was lesser proportion of in the highest income quartile, and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change for the local workers between 2016and 2021 was in the "medium lowest" quartile which showed an increase of 531 people.

City of South Perth

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