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Equivalised household income

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Assuming all households were the same size, the 'medium lowest' quartile was the largest income group in the Central Coast Council area in 2016.

While Household Income is a useful measure, it is difficult to tell if changes over time and between geographic areas are due to actual changes in income levels, or due to changes in household size and composition. For example, an increase in lower income households could be due to job losses in key economic sectors, or simply due to decreasing household size as adult children leave home.

Equivalised Household Income puts all households on an equal footing independent of household size and composition to enable a true comparison between areas and over time. It is an indicator of the income resource available to a household of standard size and is the best measure of the changing economic fortunes of households living in the Central Coast Council area.

A detailed explanation of how Equivalised 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?'

Family, group and lone person households

Equivalised household income quartiles
Central Coast Council area - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Lowest group2,02426.828.02,07828.327.8-54
Medium lowest2,06427.326.71,91926.226.6+145
Medium highest1,84524.424.31,84825.224.7-3
Highest group1,62221.521.11,49120.321.0+131

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

Equivalised household income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for Tasmania Weekly income by Census year
Equivalised household income ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $453 $0 to $379 $0 to $317 $0 to $255
Medium lowest $454 to $714 $380 to $630 $318 to $508 $256 to $391
Medium highest $715 to $1,149 $631 to $1,002 $509 to $789 $392 to $620
Highest group $1,150 and over $1,003 and over $790 and over $621 and over

Equivalised household income quartiles, 2016
Equivalised household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Regional TAS: 21.1% Medium highest, Regional TAS: 24.3% Medium lowest, Regional TAS: 26.7% Lowest group, Regional TAS: 28.0% Highest group, Central Coast Council area: 21.5% Medium highest, Central Coast Council area: 24.4% Medium lowest, Central Coast Council area: 27.3% Lowest group, Central Coast Council area: 26.8%
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 equivalised household income quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in equivalised household income quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Central Coast Council area: +131 Medium highest, Central Coast Council area: -3 Medium lowest, Central Coast Council area: +145 Lowest group, Central Coast Council area: -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

Equivalised income quartiles allow us to compare relative income-earning capabilities across time. Because the data is equivalised, households of different size and composition are placed on an equal footing.

Analysis of the distribution of households by income quartile in the Central Coast Council area compared to Regional TAS shows that there was a similar proportion of households in the highest equivalised income quartile, and a lesser proportion in the lowest equivalised income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 145 households.

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