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Shire of Murray

Individual income quartiles

In Shire of Murray, the 'medium lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 32% of people aged 15 and over.

Shire of Murray'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 Murray - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Lowest group3,39428.025.43,02629.225.1+368
Medium lowest3,86031.824.43,23931.324.5+620
Medium highest2,37819.625.22,02419.625.4+354
Highest group2,48620.525.02,05719.924.9+429

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $322 $0 to $284 $0 to $219 $0 to $178
Medium lowest $323 to $723 $285 to $661 $220 to $500 $179 to $374
Medium highest $724 to $1,407 $662 to $1,271 $501 to $941 $375 to $692
Highest group $1,408 and over $1,272 and over $942 and over $693 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2016
Individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Greater Perth: 25.0% Medium highest, Greater Perth: 25.2% Medium lowest, Greater Perth: 24.4% Lowest group, Greater Perth: 25.4% Highest group, Shire of Murray: 20.5% Medium highest, Shire of Murray: 19.6% Medium lowest, Shire of Murray: 31.8% Lowest group, Shire of Murray: 28.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Shire of Murray: +429 Medium highest, Shire of Murray: +354 Medium lowest, Shire of Murray: +620 Lowest group, Shire of Murray: +368
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Murray compared to Greater Perth 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 Murray in persons between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 620 persons.

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