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Individual income quartiles

In the Georges River Council, the 'lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 27% of people aged 15 and over.

The Georges River Council'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
Georges River Council - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Lowest group28,40227.325.125,23226.524.5+3,170
Medium lowest23,35522.421.721,10722.221.7+2,248
Medium highest26,26025.224.724,11025.324.9+2,150
Highest group26,05125.028.424,77426.029.0+1,277

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 New South Wales - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $266 $0 to $207 $0 to $183
Medium lowest $267 to $560 $208 to $460 $184 to $386
Medium highest $561 to $1,093 $461 to $895 $387 to $719
Highest group $1,094 and over $896 and over $720 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Sydney: 28.4% Medium highest, Greater Sydney: 24.7% Medium lowest, Greater Sydney: 21.7% Lowest group, Greater Sydney: 25.1% Highest group, Georges River Council: 25.0% Medium highest, Georges River Council: 25.2% Medium lowest, Georges River Council: 22.4% Lowest group, Georges River Council: 27.3%
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, Georges River Council: +1,277 Medium highest, Georges River Council: +2,150 Medium lowest, Georges River Council: +2,248 Lowest group, Georges River Council: +3,170
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 Georges River Council compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was lesser proportion of persons in the highest income quartile and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Georges River Council in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 3,170 persons.

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