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Household income quartiles

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In Hobsons Bay City, the 'highest' quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 30% of households with income.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal Hobsons Bay City's socio-economic status and economic opportunities. Household 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 a powerful and objective way of looking at income data and in particular, how it is changing.

A detailed explanation of how 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?'

Households

Household income quartiles
Hobsons Bay City - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Lowest group6,81823.122.66,79224.222.5+27
Medium lowest6,69522.723.66,61623.523.5+79
Medium highest7,19624.425.76,84424.425.6+352
Highest group8,75929.728.07,85427.928.4+905

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for Victoria Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $740 $0 to $624 $0 to $539 $0 to $426 $0 to $340 $0 to $309
Medium lowest $741 to $1,416 $625 to $1,213 $540 to $1,021 $427 to $812 $341 to $640 $310 to $575
Medium highest $1,417 to $2,394 $1,214 to $2,148 $1,022 to $1,682 $813 to $1,379 $641 to $1,075 $576 to $936
Highest group $2,395 and over $2,149 and over $1,683 and over $1,380 and over $1,076 and over $937 and over

Household income quartiles, 2016
Household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Greater Melbourne: 28.0% Medium highest, Greater Melbourne: 25.7% Medium lowest, Greater Melbourne: 23.6% Lowest group, Greater Melbourne: 22.6% Highest group, Hobsons Bay City: 29.7% Medium highest, Hobsons Bay City: 24.4% Medium lowest, Hobsons Bay City: 22.7% Lowest group, Hobsons Bay City: 23.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household income quartile, 2011 to 2016
Change in household income quartile, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Hobsons Bay City: +905 Medium highest, Hobsons Bay City: +352 Medium lowest, Hobsons Bay City: +79 Lowest group, Hobsons Bay City: +27
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 households by income quartile in Hobsons Bay City compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was greater proportion of households in the highest income quartile as well as a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Hobsons Bay City between 2011 and 2016 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 905 households.

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