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Overseas born - Household income quartiles

In the City of Burnside, the 'highest' quartile is the largest group, comprising 44.2% of people born overseas.

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 Burnside's socio-economic status and economic opportunities for the overseas born population.

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. Analysis is simpler due to the breakdown into four simple groups. Quartiles are defined as each containing 25% of all households in South Australia. This topic shows the proportion of the overseas born population falling into these four groups which contain an equal number of households at the state level, but may contain different numbers of people. The comparison is shown for people in the selected benchmark.

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?'

People born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Household income quartiles
City of Burnside - Overseas born20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Adelaide SDNumber%Adelaide SD2006 to 2011
Lowest group1,68216.821.91,37015.924.3+312
Medium lowest1,79017.924.01,19813.921.2+592
Medium highest2,10421.125.51,72520.025.7+379
Highest group4,42044.228.64,34050.328.7+80

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 South Australia Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2011
2006
Lowest group $0 to $554 $0 to $488
Medium lowest $555 to $1,042 $489 to $885
Medium highest $1,043 to $1,869 $886 to $1,466
Highest group $1,870 and over $1,467 and over

Household income quartiles, 2011
Household income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Adelaide SD: 28.6% Medium highest, Adelaide SD: 25.5% Medium lowest, Adelaide SD: 24.0% Lowest group, Adelaide SD: 21.9% Highest group, City of Burnside: 44.2% Medium highest, City of Burnside: 21.1% Medium lowest, City of Burnside: 17.9% Lowest group, City of Burnside: 16.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented 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 Burnside: +80 Medium highest, City of Burnside: +379 Medium lowest, City of Burnside: +592 Lowest group, City of Burnside: +312
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Income quartiles allow us to compare relative income-earning capabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of people born overseas in households by household income quartile in City of Burnside compared to Adelaide SD shows that there was greater proportion of people in households in the highest income quartile, and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in City of Burnside between 2006 and 2011 for people born overseas was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 592 persons.

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