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Central Coast Council area

Household income quartiles

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In the Central Coast Council area, the 'medium lowest' quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 27% 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 the Central Coast Council area'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
Central Coast Council area - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Lowest group2,04226.727.42,08928.127.2-46
Medium lowest2,06827.126.71,93926.126.5+129
Medium highest1,85824.324.51,80324.224.7+54
Highest group1,67221.921.41,60721.621.6+65

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 Tasmania Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $616 $0 to $516 $0 to $451 $0 to $355 $0 to $289 $0 to $272
Medium lowest $617 to $1,098 $517 to $946 $452 to $800 $356 to $619 $290 to $530 $273 to $482
Medium highest $1,099 to $1,912 $947 to $1,699 $801 to $1,320 $620 to $1,047 $531 to $895 $483 to $798
Highest group $1,913 and over $1,700 and over $1,321 and over $1,048 and over $896 and over $799 and over

Household income quartiles, 2016
Household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Regional TAS: 21.4% Medium highest, Regional TAS: 24.5% Medium lowest, Regional TAS: 26.7% Lowest group, Regional TAS: 27.4% Highest group, Central Coast Council area: 21.9% Medium highest, Central Coast Council area: 24.3% Medium lowest, Central Coast Council area: 27.1% Lowest group, Central Coast Council area: 26.7%
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, Central Coast Council area: +65 Medium highest, Central Coast Council area: +54 Medium lowest, Central Coast Council area: +129 Lowest group, Central Coast Council area: -46
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 Central Coast Council area compared to Regional TAS 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 Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 129 households.

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