The Hills Shire
Resident workers - Individual income quartiles
In The Hills Shire, the 'highest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 34% 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|
|The Hills Shire||2016||2011||Change|
|Quartile group||Number||%||New South Wales %||Number||%||New South Wales %||2011 to 2016|
Source: Derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), 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 $638||$0 to $557|
|Medium lowest||$639 to $1,030||$558 to $909|
|Medium highest||$1,031 to $1,623||$910 to $1,435|
|Highest group||$1,624 and over||$1,436 and over|
Income quartiles allow us to compare relative income-earning capabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of the resident workers by income quartile in The Hills Shire compared to New South Wales shows that there was greater proportion of people in the highest income quartile, and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.
The most significant change for the resident workers in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 2,068 people.