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Limestone Coast region

Individual income quartiles

In the Limestone Coast region, the 'medium highest' income quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 29% of people aged 15 and over.

The Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Lowest group10,75122.723.911,44824.325.5-697
Medium lowest12,74726.929.412,71627.028.8+31
Medium highest13,57828.625.713,18328.025.3+394
Highest group10,39021.920.99,81220.820.3+577

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Individual income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for South Australia - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $319 $0 to $270 $0 to $211 $0 to $181
Medium lowest $320 to $600 $271 to $533 $212 to $433 $182 to $345
Medium highest $601 to $1,106 $534 to $980 $434 to $792 $346 to $622
Highest group $1,107 and over $981 and over $793 and over $623 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2016
Individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Regional SA: 20.9% Medium highest, Regional SA: 25.7% Medium lowest, Regional SA: 29.4% Lowest group, Regional SA: 23.9% Highest group, Limestone Coast region: 21.9% Medium highest, Limestone Coast region: 28.6% Medium lowest, Limestone Coast region: 26.9% Lowest group, Limestone Coast region: 22.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in individual income quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Limestone Coast region: +577 Medium highest, Limestone Coast region: +394 Medium lowest, Limestone Coast region: +31 Lowest group, Limestone Coast region: -697
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Limestone Coast region compared to Regional SA 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 Limestone Coast region in persons between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -697 persons.

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