Shire of MorawaCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data will be released soon and we're busy behind the scenes getting this website ready. Read our plan.

Skip to content

Shire of Morawa

Individual income quartiles

In the Shire of Morawa, the 'lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 29% of people aged 15 and over.

The Shire of Morawa'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
Shire of Morawa - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Lowest group17829.324.419735.025.2-19
Medium lowest16226.626.614125.026.4+21
Medium highest14323.623.614125.024.7+2
Highest group12420.525.48515.023.7+40

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 Western Australia - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $284 $0 to $219 $0 to $178
Medium lowest $285 to $661 $220 to $500 $179 to $374
Medium highest $662 to $1,271 $501 to $941 $375 to $692
Highest group $1,272 and over $942 and over $693 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Regional WA: 25.4% Medium highest, Regional WA: 23.6% Medium lowest, Regional WA: 26.6% Lowest group, Regional WA: 24.4% Highest group, Shire of Morawa: 20.5% Medium highest, Shire of Morawa: 23.6% Medium lowest, Shire of Morawa: 26.6% Lowest group, Shire of Morawa: 29.3%
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, Shire of Morawa: +40 Medium highest, Shire of Morawa: +2 Medium lowest, Shire of Morawa: +21 Lowest group, Shire of Morawa: -19
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 Shire of Morawa compared to Regional WA 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 Shire of Morawa in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 40 persons.

To continue building your demographic story go to...

v16.07.05-1.0.8