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Local workers - Individual income quartiles - Retail Trade

In Wagga Wagga City, the 'lowest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 50% of 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Wagga Wagga City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers individual income quartiles
Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Lowest group1,65249.746.11,74750.847.3-95
Medium lowest1,07432.329.51,05330.629.4+21
Medium highest44713.415.248614.115.0-39
Highest group1524.69.21554.58.3-3

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 New South Wales - All industries Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
Lowest group $0 to $636 $0 to $555
Medium lowest $637 to $1,027 $556 to $906
Medium highest $1,028 to $1,619 $907 to $1,431
Highest group $1,620 and over $1,432 and over

Local workers individual income quartiles, 2016
Local workers individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, New South Wales: 9.2% Medium highest, New South Wales: 15.2% Medium lowest, New South Wales: 29.5% Lowest group, New South Wales: 46.1% Highest group, Retail Trade: 4.6% Medium highest, Retail Trade: 13.4% Medium lowest, Retail Trade: 32.3% Lowest group, Retail Trade: 49.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Retail Trade: -3 Medium highest, Retail Trade: -39 Medium lowest, Retail Trade: +21 Lowest group, Retail Trade: -95
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 Retail Trade by income quartile compared to New South Wales 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 Retail Trade between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -95 people.

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