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Bankstown Balance
Individual income quartiles

In Bankstown Balance, the 'lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 37% of people aged 15 and over.

Bankstown Balance'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
Bankstown Balance - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Lowest group3,24736.631.22,71634.530.2+531
Medium lowest2,43927.527.12,14727.326.9+292
Medium highest2,02622.824.61,92424.525.0+102
Highest group1,16413.117.11,07813.717.9+86

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 New South Wales - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $266 $0 to $207 $0 to $183
Medium lowest $267 to $560 $208 to $460 $184 to $386
Medium highest $561 to $1,093 $461 to $895 $387 to $719
Highest group $1,094 and over $896 and over $720 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Bankstown City: 17.1% Medium highest, Bankstown City: 24.6% Medium lowest, Bankstown City: 27.1% Lowest group, Bankstown City: 31.2% Highest group, Bankstown Balance: 13.1% Medium highest, Bankstown Balance: 22.8% Medium lowest, Bankstown Balance: 27.5% Lowest group, Bankstown Balance: 36.6%
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, Bankstown Balance: +86 Medium highest, Bankstown Balance: +102 Medium lowest, Bankstown Balance: +292 Lowest group, Bankstown Balance: +531
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 Bankstown Balance compared to Bankstown City 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 Bankstown Balance in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 531 persons.

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