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Balwyn North

Household income quartiles

In Balwyn North, the 'highest' quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 42% 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 Balwyn North'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
Balwyn North20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Lowest group1,11118.717.21,01617.116.7+95
Medium lowest1,08418.217.01,10718.717.8-23
Medium highest1,23720.820.61,25121.119.8-14
Highest group2,51842.345.22,55343.145.7-36

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, 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% Highest group, Balwyn North: 42.3% Medium highest, Balwyn North: 20.8% Medium lowest, Balwyn North: 18.2% Lowest group, Balwyn North: 18.7%
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, Balwyn North: -36 Medium highest, Balwyn North: -14 Medium lowest, Balwyn North: -23 Lowest group, Balwyn North: +95
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 Balwyn North compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was lesser proportion of households in the highest income quartile and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Balwyn North between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 95 households.