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St Albans District

Household income quartiles

In St Albans District, the 'lowest' quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 34% 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 St Albans District'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
St Albans District20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Lowest group4,57434.327.24,64036.028.2-66
Medium lowest4,01830.127.33,64828.326.6+369
Medium highest3,10023.225.92,91122.625.8+189
Highest group1,65412.419.61,70713.219.4-53

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 Brimbank: 19.6% Medium highest, City of Brimbank: 25.9% Medium lowest, City of Brimbank: 27.3% Lowest group, City of Brimbank: 27.2% Highest group, St Albans District: 12.4% Medium highest, St Albans District: 23.2% Medium lowest, St Albans District: 30.1% Lowest group, St Albans District: 34.3%
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, St Albans District: -53 Medium highest, St Albans District: +189 Medium lowest, St Albans District: +369 Lowest group, St Albans District: -66
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 St Albans District compared to City of Brimbank 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 St Albans District between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 369 households.