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South Gippsland Shire

Individual income quartiles

In South Gippsland Shire, the 'medium lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 32% of people aged 15 and over.

South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Lowest group4,99424.424.34,92825.925.0+66
Medium lowest6,56032.030.95,78430.430.0+776
Medium highest5,27825.826.14,95326.026.1+324
Highest group3,66417.918.83,35717.618.8+307

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Individual income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for Victoria - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $261 $0 to $204 $0 to $180
Medium lowest $262 to $560 $205 to $455 $181 to $378
Medium highest $561 to $1,057 $456 to $859 $379 to $688
Highest group $1,058 and over $860 and over $689 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, Regional VIC: 18.8% Medium highest, Regional VIC: 26.1% Medium lowest, Regional VIC: 30.9% Lowest group, Regional VIC: 24.3% Highest group, South Gippsland Shire: 17.9% Medium highest, South Gippsland Shire: 25.8% Medium lowest, South Gippsland Shire: 32.0% Lowest group, South Gippsland Shire: 24.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011
Change in individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2011 Highest group, South Gippsland Shire: +307 Medium highest, South Gippsland Shire: +324 Medium lowest, South Gippsland Shire: +776 Lowest group, South Gippsland Shire: +66
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 South Gippsland Shire compared to Regional VIC shows that there was lesser proportion of persons in the highest income quartile and a similar proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in South Gippsland Shire in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 776 persons.

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