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Equivalised household income

Assuming all households were the same size, the 'lowest' quartile was the largest income group in Brooklyn in 2011.

While Household Income is a useful measure, it is difficult to tell if changes over time and between geographic areas are due to actual changes in income levels, or due to changes in household size and composition. For example, an increase in lower income households could be due to job losses in key economic sectors, or simply due to decreasing household size as adult children leave home.

Equivalised Household Income puts all households on an equal footing independent of household size and composition to enable a true comparison between areas and over time. It is an indicator of the income resource available to a household of standard size and is the best measure of the changing economic fortunes of households living in Brooklyn.

A detailed explanation of how Equivalised 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?'

Family, group and lone person households

Equivalised household income quartiles
Brooklyn20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Lowest group16528.024.519636.425.2-30
Medium lowest14624.722.315228.323.6-6
Medium highest15426.024.211821.924.4+36
Highest group12621.329.07313.526.8+53

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

Equivalised household income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for Victoria Weekly income by Census year
Equivalised household income ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $430 $0 to $352 $0 to $288
Medium lowest $431 to $751 $353 to $601 $289 to $492
Medium highest $752 to $1,203 $602 to $969 $493 to $782
Highest group $1,204 and over $970 and over $783 and over

Equivalised household income quartiles, 2011
Equivalised household income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Hobsons Bay City: 29.0% Medium highest, Hobsons Bay City: 24.2% Medium lowest, Hobsons Bay City: 22.3% Lowest group, Hobsons Bay City: 24.5% Highest group, Brooklyn: 21.3% Medium highest, Brooklyn: 26.0% Medium lowest, Brooklyn: 24.7% Lowest group, Brooklyn: 28.0%
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 equivalised household income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in equivalised household income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Brooklyn: +53 Medium highest, Brooklyn: +36 Medium lowest, Brooklyn: -6 Lowest group, Brooklyn: -30
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

Equivalised income quartiles allow us to compare relative income-earning capabilities across time. Because the data is equivalised, households of different size and composition are placed on an equal footing.

Analysis of the distribution of households by income quartile in Brooklyn compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lesser proportion of households in the highest equivalised income quartile, and a greater proportion in the lowest equivalised income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Brooklyn between 2006 and 2011 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 53 households.