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Individual income quartiles

In Brisbane LGA, the 'highest' income quartile was the largest group in 2006, comprising 32% of people aged 15 and over.

Brisbane LGA'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
Brisbane LGA - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20062001Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Lowest group164,15222.924.3153,77823.124.4+10,374
Medium lowest153,15621.423.2146,33122.023.2+6,824
Medium highest169,39723.724.9153,88623.124.5+15,510
Highest group228,63532.027.6211,28231.827.9+17,353

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

Individual income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for Queensland - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $281 $0 to $221 $0 to $182
Medium lowest $282 to $585 $222 to $476 $183 to $361
Medium highest $586 to $1,077 $477 to $853 $362 to $641
Highest group $1,078 and over $854 and over $642 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2006
Individual income quartiles, 2006 Highest group, Greater Brisbane: 27.6% Medium highest, Greater Brisbane: 24.9% Medium lowest, Greater Brisbane: 23.2% Lowest group, Greater Brisbane: 24.3% Highest group, Brisbane LGA: 32.0% Medium highest, Brisbane LGA: 23.7% Medium lowest, Brisbane LGA: 21.4% Lowest group, Brisbane LGA: 22.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in individual income quartiles, 2001 to 2006
Change in individual income quartiles, 2001 to 2006 Highest group, Brisbane LGA: +17,353 Medium highest, Brisbane LGA: +15,510 Medium lowest, Brisbane LGA: +6,824 Lowest group, Brisbane LGA: +10,374
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (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 Brisbane LGA compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was greater proportion of persons in the highest income quartile and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Brisbane LGA in persons between 2001 and 2006 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 17,353 persons.

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