Northmead
Individual income quartiles

In Northmead, the 'highest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 30% of people aged 15 and over.

Northmead'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
Northmead - Total persons20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%City of Parramatta %Number%City of Parramatta %2006 to 2011
Lowest group1,03421.628.076420.827.4+269
Medium lowest1,10022.922.992525.223.6+175
Medium highest1,24025.925.395025.825.0+290
Highest group1,42229.723.81,03928.223.9+384

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

Individual income - quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for New South Wales - Total persons Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $266 $0 to $207 $0 to $183 $0 to $148 $0 to $129
Medium lowest $267 to $561 $208 to $460 $184 to $386 $149 to $297 $130 to $277
Medium highest $562 to $1,092 $461 to $894 $387 to $719 $298 to $563 $278 to $498
Highest group $1,093 and over $895 and over $720 and over $564 and over $499 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, City of Parramatta: 23.8% Medium highest, City of Parramatta: 25.3% Medium lowest, City of Parramatta: 22.9% Lowest group, City of Parramatta: 28.0% Highest group, Northmead: 29.7% Medium highest, Northmead: 25.9% Medium lowest, Northmead: 22.9% Lowest group, Northmead: 21.6%
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 individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, Northmead: +384 Medium highest, Northmead: +290 Medium lowest, Northmead: +175 Lowest group, Northmead: +269
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 the population by income quartile in Northmead compared to the City of Parramatta shows that there was greater proportion of persons in the highest income quartile and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Northmead in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 384 persons.

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