South Fremantle

Individual income quartiles

In South Fremantle, the 'highest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 28% of people aged 15+.

South Fremantle's income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Educational 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
South Fremantle - Total persons20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%City of Fremantle %Number%City of Fremantle %2006 to 2011
Lowest group52922.123.051923.624.5+9
Medium lowest62626.126.955225.026.8+75
Medium highest56723.723.047221.422.1+95
Highest group67528.227.166130.026.7+14

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Individual income - quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for Western Australia - Total persons Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $285 $0 to $219 $0 to $178 $0 to $147 $0 to $123
Medium lowest $286 to $663 $220 to $500 $179 to $373 $148 to $307 $124 to $265
Medium highest $664 to $1,276 $501 to $942 $374 to $690 $308 to $572 $266 to $486
Highest group $1,277 and over $943 and over $691 and over $573 and over $487 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, City of Fremantle: 27.1% Medium highest, City of Fremantle: 23.0% Medium lowest, City of Fremantle: 26.9% Lowest group, City of Fremantle: 23.0% Highest group, South Fremantle: 28.2% Medium highest, South Fremantle: 23.7% Medium lowest, South Fremantle: 26.1% Lowest group, South Fremantle: 22.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, South Fremantle: +14 Medium highest, South Fremantle: +95 Medium lowest, South Fremantle: +75 Lowest group, South Fremantle: +9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 the population by income quartile in South Fremantle compared to the City of Fremantle shows that there was greater proportion of persons in the highest income quartile, and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in South Fremantle in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 95 persons.