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Household income quartiles

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In South Gippsland Shire, the 'lowest' quartile was the largest group in 2016, comprising 35% 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 South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Lowest group3,39134.531.93,12532.832.0+267
Medium lowest2,96530.229.02,82529.729.0+140
Medium highest2,14121.823.02,24623.623.5-105
Highest group1,33113.516.11,32313.915.6+8

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 Victoria Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $740 $0 to $624 $0 to $539 $0 to $426 $0 to $340 $0 to $309
Medium lowest $741 to $1,416 $625 to $1,213 $540 to $1,021 $427 to $812 $341 to $640 $310 to $575
Medium highest $1,417 to $2,394 $1,214 to $2,148 $1,022 to $1,682 $813 to $1,379 $641 to $1,075 $576 to $936
Highest group $2,395 and over $2,149 and over $1,683 and over $1,380 and over $1,076 and over $937 and over

Household income quartiles, 2016
Household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Regional VIC: 16.1% Medium highest, Regional VIC: 23.0% Medium lowest, Regional VIC: 29.0% Lowest group, Regional VIC: 31.9% Highest group, South Gippsland Shire: 13.5% Medium highest, South Gippsland Shire: 21.8% Medium lowest, South Gippsland Shire: 30.2% Lowest group, South Gippsland Shire: 34.5%
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, South Gippsland Shire: +8 Medium highest, South Gippsland Shire: -105 Medium lowest, South Gippsland Shire: +140 Lowest group, South Gippsland Shire: +267
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 South Gippsland Shire compared to Regional VIC 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 South Gippsland Shire between 2011 and 2016 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 267 households.

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