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Limestone Coast region

Household income quartiles

In the Limestone Coast region, the 'medium lowest' quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 28% 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 the Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Lowest group6,11327.129.65,30925.029.1+804
Medium lowest6,30227.928.15,44125.626.8+861
Medium highest5,89626.124.06,04228.425.4-147
Highest group4,24118.818.34,48521.118.7-244

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 South Australia Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $554 $0 to $488 $0 to $375 $0 to $294 $0 to $278
Medium lowest $555 to $1,042 $489 to $885 $376 to $675 $295 to $552 $279 to $505
Medium highest $1,043 to $1,869 $886 to $1,466 $676 to $1,157 $553 to $933 $506 to $848
Highest group $1,870 and over $1,467 and over $1,158 and over $934 and over $849 and over

Household income quartiles, 2011
Household income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Regional SA: 18.3% Medium highest, Regional SA: 24.0% Medium lowest, Regional SA: 28.1% Lowest group, Regional SA: 29.6% Highest group, Limestone Coast region: 18.8% Medium highest, Limestone Coast region: 26.1% Medium lowest, Limestone Coast region: 27.9% Lowest group, Limestone Coast region: 27.1%
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, Limestone Coast region: -244 Medium highest, Limestone Coast region: -147 Medium lowest, Limestone Coast region: +861 Lowest group, Limestone Coast region: +804
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 Limestone Coast region compared to Regional SA shows that there was greater proportion of households in the highest income quartile and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Limestone Coast region between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 861 households.

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