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Household income quartiles

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In the RDA Northern Territory, the 'medium highest' quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 25% 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 RDA Northern Territory'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
RDA Northern Territory - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Lowest group15,53825.020.314,45025.021.6+1,089
Medium lowest15,53825.023.114,44925.023.8+1,089
Medium highest15,53925.026.414,45025.026.3+1,088
Highest group15,53825.030.214,45025.028.3+1,088

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

Household income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for Northern Territory Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $1,040 $0 to $871 $0 to $675 $0 to $547 $0 to $474 $0 to $407
Medium lowest $1,041 to $1,915 $872 to $1,605 $676 to $1,170 $548 to $977 $475 to $819 $408 to $707
Medium highest $1,916 to $2,982 $1,606 to $2,570 $1,171 to $1,921 $978 to $1,537 $820 to $1,302 $708 to $1,054
Highest group $2,983 and over $2,571 and over $1,922 and over $1,538 and over $1,303 and over $1,055 and over

Household income quartiles, 2016
Household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Greater Darwin: 30.2% Medium highest, Greater Darwin: 26.4% Medium lowest, Greater Darwin: 23.1% Lowest group, Greater Darwin: 20.3% Highest group, RDA Northern Territory: 25.0% Medium highest, RDA Northern Territory: 25.0% Medium lowest, RDA Northern Territory: 25.0% Lowest group, RDA Northern Territory: 25.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household income quartile, 2011 to 2016
Change in household income quartile, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, RDA Northern Territory: +1,088 Medium highest, RDA Northern Territory: +1,088 Medium lowest, RDA Northern Territory: +1,089 Lowest group, RDA Northern Territory: +1,089
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 RDA Northern Territory compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was lesser proportion of households in the highest income quartile and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in RDA Northern Territory between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 1,089 households.

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