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Central Coast Council area

Individual income quartiles

In the Central Coast Council area, the 'medium lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 28% of people aged 15 and over.

The Central Coast 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
Central Coast Council area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Lowest group4,09725.126.24,29826.526.6-201
Medium lowest4,56428.027.04,37627.026.5+188
Medium highest4,00524.524.93,90124.124.9+104
Highest group3,65522.421.93,63322.422.0+22

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 Tasmania - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $328 $0 to $269 $0 to $208 $0 to $176
Medium lowest $329 to $573 $270 to $498 $209 to $398 $177 to $312
Medium highest $574 to $1,040 $499 to $918 $399 to $741 $313 to $580
Highest group $1,041 and over $919 and over $742 and over $581 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2016
Individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Regional TAS: 21.9% Medium highest, Regional TAS: 24.9% Medium lowest, Regional TAS: 27.0% Lowest group, Regional TAS: 26.2% Highest group, Central Coast Council area: 22.4% Medium highest, Central Coast Council area: 24.5% Medium lowest, Central Coast Council area: 28.0% Lowest group, Central Coast Council area: 25.1%
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, Central Coast Council area: +22 Medium highest, Central Coast Council area: +104 Medium lowest, Central Coast Council area: +188 Lowest group, Central Coast Council area: -201
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 Central Coast Council area compared to Regional TAS shows that there was similar proportion of persons 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 in persons between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -201 persons.

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