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Household income quartiles

In Rockhampton, the 'lowest' quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 29% 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 Rockhampton'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
Rockhampton - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Lowest group6,89228.528.06,87130.227.7+21
Medium lowest5,88924.426.75,93326.126.1-44
Medium highest6,01024.924.25,48524.124.6+524
Highest group5,35922.221.04,46719.621.6+893

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, Regional QLD: 21.0% Medium highest, Regional QLD: 24.2% Medium lowest, Regional QLD: 26.7% Lowest group, Regional QLD: 28.0% Highest group, Rockhampton: 22.2% Medium highest, Rockhampton: 24.9% Medium lowest, Rockhampton: 24.4% Lowest group, Rockhampton: 28.5%
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, Rockhampton: +893 Medium highest, Rockhampton: +524 Medium lowest, Rockhampton: -44 Lowest group, Rockhampton: +21
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 Rockhampton compared to Regional QLD shows that there was greater proportion of households in the highest income quartile as well as a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 was in the highest quartile which showed an increase of 893 households.

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