Northmead

Household income quartiles

In Northmead, the 'lowest' quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 27% 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 Northmead'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
Northmead20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%City of Parramatta %Number%City of Parramatta %2006 to 2011
Lowest group64026.623.344625.224.2+195
Medium lowest55523.124.944925.425.3+107
Medium highest61825.727.644024.926.2+178
Highest group59524.724.243524.624.3+160

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id 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, City of Parramatta: 24.2% Medium highest, City of Parramatta: 27.6% Medium lowest, City of Parramatta: 24.9% Lowest group, City of Parramatta: 23.3% Highest group, Northmead: 24.7% Medium highest, Northmead: 25.7% Medium lowest, Northmead: 23.1% Lowest group, Northmead: 26.6%
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, Northmead: +160 Medium highest, Northmead: +178 Medium lowest, Northmead: +107 Lowest group, Northmead: +195
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 Northmead compared to the City of Parramatta shows that there was greater proportion of households in the highest income quartile as well as a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Northmead between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 195 households.