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RDA Northern Territory

Individual income quartiles

In the RDA Northern Territory, the 'lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 25% of people aged 15 and over.

The RDA Northern Territory'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
RDA Northern Territory - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Lowest group37,43125.017.535,56725.017.6+1,864
Medium lowest37,43125.024.135,56725.023.4+1,864
Medium highest37,43125.028.335,56825.029.1+1,863
Highest group37,43125.030.135,56725.029.9+1,864

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 Northern Territory - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $325 $0 to $282 $0 to $217 $0 to $182
Medium lowest $326 to $871 $283 to $741 $218 to $550 $183 to $439
Medium highest $872 to $1,525 $742 to $1,262 $551 to $981 $440 to $758
Highest group $1,526 and over $1,263 and over $982 and over $759 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2016
Individual income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Greater Darwin: 30.1% Medium highest, Greater Darwin: 28.3% Medium lowest, Greater Darwin: 24.1% Lowest group, Greater Darwin: 17.5% 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 (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, RDA Northern Territory: +1,864 Medium highest, RDA Northern Territory: +1,863 Medium lowest, RDA Northern Territory: +1,864 Lowest group, RDA Northern Territory: +1,864
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 RDA Northern Territory compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was lesser proportion of persons in the highest income quartile and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in RDA Northern Territory in persons between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 1,864 persons.

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