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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 2011, comprising 27% 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)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Lowest group4,29826.526.64,19227.226.3+106
Medium lowest4,37627.026.54,19527.226.5+181
Medium highest3,90124.124.93,62923.525.0+273
Highest group3,63322.422.03,40622.122.2+228

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

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Regional TAS: 22.0% Medium highest, Regional TAS: 24.9% Medium lowest, Regional TAS: 26.5% Lowest group, Regional TAS: 26.6% Highest group, Central Coast Council area: 22.4% Medium highest, Central Coast Council area: 24.1% Medium lowest, Central Coast Council area: 27.0% Lowest group, Central Coast Council area: 26.5%
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, Central Coast Council area: +228 Medium highest, Central Coast Council area: +273 Medium lowest, Central Coast Council area: +181 Lowest group, Central Coast Council area: +106
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 Central Coast Council area compared to Regional TAS shows that there was similar proportion of persons in the highest income quartile as well as a similar proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Central Coast Council area in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 273 persons.

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