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Equivalised household income

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

Assuming all households were the same size, the 'highest' quartile was the largest income group in the City of Mitcham in 2016.

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 the City of Mitcham.

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
City of Mitcham - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Lowest group3,59416.723.63,50716.423.4+87
Medium lowest4,48520.824.34,58021.424.2-95
Medium highest5,42025.125.45,47225.525.4-52
Highest group8,08837.526.87,87536.727.0+214

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

Equivalised household income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for South Australia Weekly income by Census year
Equivalised household income ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $468 $0 to $395 $0 to $332 $0 to $268
Medium lowest $469 to $768 $396 to $689 $333 to $554 $269 to $437
Medium highest $769 to $1,226 $690 to $1,101 $555 to $880 $438 to $690
Highest group $1,227 and over $1,102 and over $881 and over $691 and over

Equivalised household income quartiles, 2016
Equivalised household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Greater Adelaide: 26.8% Medium highest, Greater Adelaide: 25.4% Medium lowest, Greater Adelaide: 24.3% Lowest group, Greater Adelaide: 23.6% Highest group, City of Mitcham: 37.5% Medium highest, City of Mitcham: 25.1% Medium lowest, City of Mitcham: 20.8% Lowest group, City of Mitcham: 16.7%
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 equivalised household income quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in equivalised household income quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, City of Mitcham: +214 Medium highest, City of Mitcham: -52 Medium lowest, City of Mitcham: -95 Lowest group, City of Mitcham: +87
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

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 the City of Mitcham compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a greater proportion of households in the highest equivalised income quartile, and a lesser proportion in the lowest equivalised income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in City of Mitcham between 2011 and 2016 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 214 households.

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