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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Individual income quartiles

In City of Canterbury Bankstown, the 'lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 31% of people aged 15 and over.

City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Lowest group72,17731.425.164,87230.524.5+7,305
Medium lowest61,77926.921.757,00426.821.7+4,775
Medium highest56,82124.724.753,44425.124.9+3,378
Highest group38,97717.028.437,40617.629.0+1,571

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. 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, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Sydney: 28.4% Medium highest, Greater Sydney: 24.7% Medium lowest, Greater Sydney: 21.7% Lowest group, Greater Sydney: 25.1% Highest group, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 17.0% Medium highest, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 24.7% Medium lowest, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 26.9% Lowest group, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 31.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,571 Medium highest, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,378 Medium lowest, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +4,775 Lowest group, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +7,305
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 City of Canterbury Bankstown compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was lesser proportion of persons in the highest income quartile and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in City of Canterbury Bankstown in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 7,305 persons.

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