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Individual income quartiles

In CAD West, the 'lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 55% of people aged 15 and over.

CAD West's income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Qualifications and Occupation, they help tell the story of the area's economic opportunities and socio-economic status. Individual income levels are not comparable over time because of the influences of economic change such as wage level fluctuations and inflation. The income quartile method is the most objective method of comparing change in the income profile of a community over time.

A detailed explanation of how Individual Income quartiles are calculated and interpreted is available in specific data notes.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the total of all wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Individual income quartiles
CAD West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Lowest group1,29855.032.063053.629.7+668
Medium lowest34314.616.616914.417.4+174
Medium highest39116.618.516313.917.4+227
Highest group32613.832.821318.135.4+113

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Individual income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for South Australia - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $270 $0 to $211 $0 to $181
Medium lowest $271 to $533 $212 to $433 $182 to $345
Medium highest $534 to $980 $434 to $792 $346 to $622
Highest group $981 and over $793 and over $623 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, City of Adelaide: 32.8% Medium highest, City of Adelaide: 18.5% Medium lowest, City of Adelaide: 16.6% Lowest group, City of Adelaide: 32.0% Highest group, CAD West: 13.8% Medium highest, CAD West: 16.6% Medium lowest, CAD West: 14.6% Lowest group, CAD West: 55.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, CAD West: +113 Medium highest, CAD West: +227 Medium lowest, CAD West: +174 Lowest group, CAD West: +668
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.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 population by income quartile in CAD West compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was lesser proportion of persons in the highest income quartile and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in CAD West in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 668 persons.

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