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Camden Council area

Individual income quartiles

In Camden Council area, the 'highest' income quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 30% of people aged 15 and over.

Camden Council area'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
Camden Council area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Lowest group11,98121.725.59,02822.325.1+2,953
Medium lowest11,01119.921.78,31420.521.7+2,697
Medium highest15,56528.124.610,91127.024.7+4,654
Highest group16,75830.328.212,22230.228.4+4,536

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Individual income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for New South Wales - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $266 $0 to $207 $0 to $183
Medium lowest $267 to $560 $208 to $460 $184 to $386
Medium highest $561 to $1,093 $461 to $895 $387 to $719
Highest group $1,094 and over $896 and over $720 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2016
Individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Greater Sydney: 28.2% Medium highest, Greater Sydney: 24.6% Medium lowest, Greater Sydney: 21.7% Lowest group, Greater Sydney: 25.5% Highest group, Camden Council area: 30.3% Medium highest, Camden Council area: 28.1% Medium lowest, Camden Council area: 19.9% Lowest group, Camden Council area: 21.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Camden Council area: +4,536 Medium highest, Camden Council area: +4,654 Medium lowest, Camden Council area: +2,697 Lowest group, Camden Council area: +2,953
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Camden Council area compared to Greater Sydney 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 Camden Council area in persons between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 4,654 persons.

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