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Mount Helena

Household income quartiles

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

In Mount Helena, the 'medium highest' quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 28% 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 Mount Helena'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
Mount Helena - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Shire of Mundaring %Number%Shire of Mundaring %2011 to 2016
Lowest group21923.124.017119.522.4+48
Medium lowest22023.224.222525.624.1-5
Medium highest26227.625.627130.727.1-9
Highest group24726.026.321424.326.5+33

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 Western Australia Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $790 $0 to $693 $0 to $565 $0 to $416 $0 to $348 $0 to $305
Medium lowest $791 to $1,582 $694 to $1,405 $566 to $1,062 $417 to $783 $349 to $651 $306 to $556
Medium highest $1,583 to $2,614 $1,406 to $2,507 $1,063 to $1,774 $784 to $1,311 $652 to $1,094 $557 to $910
Highest group $2,615 and over $2,508 and over $1,775 and over $1,312 and over $1,095 and over $911 and over

Household income quartiles, 2016
Household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Shire of Mundaring: 26.3% Medium highest, Shire of Mundaring: 25.6% Medium lowest, Shire of Mundaring: 24.2% Lowest group, Shire of Mundaring: 24.0% Highest group, Mount Helena: 26.0% Medium highest, Mount Helena: 27.6% Medium lowest, Mount Helena: 23.2% Lowest group, Mount Helena: 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, Mount Helena: +33 Medium highest, Mount Helena: -9 Medium lowest, Mount Helena: -5 Lowest group, Mount Helena: +48
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 Mount Helena compared to the Shire of Mundaring shows that there was similar proportion of households in the highest income quartile and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Mount Helena between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 48 households.

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