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Household income quartiles

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In the City of Mitcham, the 'highest' quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 38% 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 the City of Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Lowest group4,03918.623.73,95518.323.6+83
Medium lowest4,25019.524.14,47820.724.1-228
Medium highest5,19123.925.35,12223.725.3+69
Highest group8,26838.026.98,09037.427.1+178

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 South Australia Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $554 $0 to $488 $0 to $375 $0 to $294 $0 to $278
Medium lowest $555 to $1,042 $489 to $885 $376 to $675 $295 to $552 $279 to $505
Medium highest $1,043 to $1,869 $886 to $1,466 $676 to $1,157 $553 to $933 $506 to $848
Highest group $1,870 and over $1,467 and over $1,158 and over $934 and over $849 and over

Household income quartiles, 2016
Household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Greater Adelaide: 26.9% Medium highest, Greater Adelaide: 25.3% Medium lowest, Greater Adelaide: 24.1% Lowest group, Greater Adelaide: 23.7% Highest group, City of Mitcham: 38.0% Medium highest, City of Mitcham: 23.9% Medium lowest, City of Mitcham: 19.5% Lowest group, City of Mitcham: 18.6%
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, City of Mitcham: +178 Medium highest, City of Mitcham: +69 Medium lowest, City of Mitcham: -228 Lowest group, City of Mitcham: +83
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 City of Mitcham compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was greater proportion of households in the highest income quartile and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in City of Mitcham between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -228 households.

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