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Household income quartiles

In Brisbane LGA, the 'highest' quartile was the largest group in 2006, 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 Brisbane LGA'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
Brisbane LGA - Households (Enumerated)20062001Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Lowest group65,31020.421.963,54721.422.2+1,763
Medium lowest70,48022.023.763,04621.323.0+7,434
Medium highest76,33823.925.473,38324.825.6+2,956
Highest group107,69033.728.996,51932.629.2+11,171

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for Queensland Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $745 $0 to $641 $0 to $554 $0 to $405 $0 to $336 $0 to $297
Medium lowest $746 to $1,392 $642 to $1,226 $555 to $1,031 $406 to $734 $337 to $611 $298 to $528
Medium highest $1,393 to $2,348 $1,227 to $2,146 $1,032 to $1,646 $735 to $1,230 $612 to $996 $529 to $868
Highest group $2,349 and over $2,147 and over $1,647 and over $1,231 and over $997 and over $869 and over

Household income quartiles, 2006
Household income quartiles, 2006 Highest group, Greater Brisbane: 28.9% Medium highest, Greater Brisbane: 25.4% Medium lowest, Greater Brisbane: 23.7% Lowest group, Greater Brisbane: 21.9% Highest group, Brisbane LGA: 33.7% Medium highest, Brisbane LGA: 23.9% Medium lowest, Brisbane LGA: 22.0% Lowest group, Brisbane LGA: 20.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household income quartile, 2001 to 2006
Change in household income quartile, 2001 to 2006 Highest group, Brisbane LGA: +11,171 Medium highest, Brisbane LGA: +2,956 Medium lowest, Brisbane LGA: +7,434 Lowest group, Brisbane LGA: +1,763
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (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 Brisbane LGA compared to Greater Brisbane 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 Brisbane LGA between 2001 and 2006 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 11,171 households.

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