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Household income quartiles

In the City of Boroondara, the 'highest' quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 45% of households with income.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the City of Boroondara's socio-economic status and economic opportunities. Household 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 a powerful and objective way of looking at income data and in particular, how it is changing.

A detailed explanation of how Household 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?'

Households

Household income quartiles
City of Boroondara20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Lowest group8,83617.222.58,26316.722.7+572
Medium lowest8,74017.023.58,82917.823.8-89
Medium highest10,59320.625.69,81919.825.1+775
Highest group23,22745.228.422,68545.728.4+542

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

Household income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for Victoria Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $624 $0 to $539 $0 to $426 $0 to $340 $0 to $309
Medium lowest $625 to $1,213 $540 to $1,021 $427 to $812 $341 to $640 $310 to $575
Medium highest $1,214 to $2,148 $1,022 to $1,682 $813 to $1,379 $641 to $1,075 $576 to $936
Highest group $2,149 and over $1,683 and over $1,380 and over $1,076 and over $937 and over

Household income quartiles, 2011
Household income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Melbourne: 28.4% Medium highest, Greater Melbourne: 25.6% Medium lowest, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Lowest group, Greater Melbourne: 22.5% Highest group, City of Boroondara: 45.2% Medium highest, City of Boroondara: 20.6% Medium lowest, City of Boroondara: 17.0% Lowest group, City of Boroondara: 17.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household income quartile, 2006 to 2011
Change in household income quartile, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, City of Boroondara: +542 Medium highest, City of Boroondara: +775 Medium lowest, City of Boroondara: -89 Lowest group, City of Boroondara: +572
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated 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 households by income quartile in City of Boroondara compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was greater proportion of households in the highest income quartile and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in City of Boroondara between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 775 households.