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Household income quartiles

In Redland City, the 'highest' 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 Redland City'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
Redland City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
Lowest group10,27223.221.68,94222.321.9+1,329
Medium lowest9,93922.423.09,25223.123.7+686
Medium highest11,55326.125.910,44926.025.4+1,104
Highest group12,53428.329.411,48328.628.9+1,051

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 Queensland Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $641 $0 to $554 $0 to $405 $0 to $336 $0 to $297
Medium lowest $642 to $1,226 $555 to $1,031 $406 to $734 $337 to $611 $298 to $528
Medium highest $1,227 to $2,146 $1,032 to $1,646 $735 to $1,230 $612 to $996 $529 to $868
Highest group $2,147 and over $1,647 and over $1,231 and over $997 and over $869 and over

Household income quartiles, 2011
Household income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Greater Brisbane: 29.4% Medium highest, Greater Brisbane: 25.9% Medium lowest, Greater Brisbane: 23.0% Lowest group, Greater Brisbane: 21.6% Highest group, Redland City: 28.3% Medium highest, Redland City: 26.1% Medium lowest, Redland City: 22.4% Lowest group, Redland City: 23.2%
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, Redland City: +1,051 Medium highest, Redland City: +1,104 Medium lowest, Redland City: +686 Lowest group, Redland City: +1,329
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 Redland City compared to Greater Brisbane 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 Redland City between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 1,329 households.

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