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Household income quartiles

In Parkes Shire, the 'lowest' quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 35% 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 Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Lowest group1,73735.431.31,78636.831.4-49
Medium lowest1,38128.228.91,32727.328.6+54
Medium highest1,09922.423.71,17524.224.5-76
Highest group68514.016.156511.615.6+120

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for New South Wales Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $614 $0 to $530 $0 to $418 $0 to $337 $0 to $302
Medium lowest $615 to $1,233 $531 to $1,034 $419 to $828 $338 to $652 $303 to $582
Medium highest $1,234 to $2,272 $1,035 to $1,788 $829 to $1,462 $653 to $1,146 $583 to $975
Highest group $2,273 and over $1,789 and over $1,463 and over $1,147 and over $976 and over

Household income quartiles, 2011
Household income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Regional NSW: 16.1% Medium highest, Regional NSW: 23.7% Medium lowest, Regional NSW: 28.9% Lowest group, Regional NSW: 31.3% Highest group, Parkes Shire: 14.0% Medium highest, Parkes Shire: 22.4% Medium lowest, Parkes Shire: 28.2% Lowest group, Parkes Shire: 35.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household income quartile, 2006 to 2011
Change in household income quartile, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Parkes Shire: +120 Medium highest, Parkes Shire: -76 Medium lowest, Parkes Shire: +54 Lowest group, Parkes Shire: -49
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Parkes Shire compared to Regional NSW shows that there was lesser proportion of households in the highest income quartile and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Parkes Shire between 2006 and 2011 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 120 households.

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