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Individual income quartiles

In Parkes Shire, the 'medium lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 33% of people aged 15 and over.

Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Lowest group2,58625.124.72,90128.325.9-315
Medium lowest3,35732.530.63,24231.730.6+115
Medium highest2,53224.525.52,41823.625.2+114
Highest group1,84517.919.21,67516.418.3+171

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 New South Wales - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $266 $0 to $207 $0 to $183
Medium lowest $267 to $560 $208 to $460 $184 to $386
Medium highest $561 to $1,093 $461 to $895 $387 to $719
Highest group $1,094 and over $896 and over $720 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Regional NSW: 19.2% Medium highest, Regional NSW: 25.5% Medium lowest, Regional NSW: 30.6% Lowest group, Regional NSW: 24.7% Highest group, Parkes Shire: 17.9% Medium highest, Parkes Shire: 24.5% Medium lowest, Parkes Shire: 32.5% Lowest group, Parkes Shire: 25.1%
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, Parkes Shire: +171 Medium highest, Parkes Shire: +114 Medium lowest, Parkes Shire: +115 Lowest group, Parkes Shire: -315
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 Parkes Shire compared to Regional NSW shows that there was lesser proportion of persons in the highest income quartile and a similar proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Parkes Shire in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -315 persons.

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