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Household income quartiles

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In Smithfield, the 'medium highest' quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 32% 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 Smithfield'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
Smithfield - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Cairns %Number%Cairns %2011 to 2016
Lowest group34921.726.129525.925.8+54
Medium lowest36322.626.427824.427.2+85
Medium highest50931.625.932028.126.4+189
Highest group38724.121.724621.620.7+141

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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, 2016
Household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Cairns: 21.7% Medium highest, Cairns: 25.9% Medium lowest, Cairns: 26.4% Lowest group, Cairns: 26.1% Highest group, Smithfield: 24.1% Medium highest, Smithfield: 31.6% Medium lowest, Smithfield: 22.6% Lowest group, Smithfield: 21.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household income quartile, 2011 to 2016
Change in household income quartile, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Smithfield: +141 Medium highest, Smithfield: +189 Medium lowest, Smithfield: +85 Lowest group, Smithfield: +54
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Smithfield compared to Cairns 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 Smithfield between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 189 households.

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