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Equivalised household income

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Assuming all households were the same size, the 'medium lowest' quartile was the largest income group in Tamworth Regional Council in 2016.

While Household Income is a useful measure, it is difficult to tell if changes over time and between geographic areas are due to actual changes in income levels, or due to changes in household size and composition. For example, an increase in lower income households could be due to job losses in key economic sectors, or simply due to decreasing household size as adult children leave home.

Equivalised Household Income puts all households on an equal footing independent of household size and composition to enable a true comparison between areas and over time. It is an indicator of the income resource available to a household of standard size and is the best measure of the changing economic fortunes of households living in Tamworth Regional Council.

A detailed explanation of how Equivalised 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?'

Family, group and lone person households

Equivalised household income quartiles
Tamworth Regional Council - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Quartile groupNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Lowest group5,59728.930.65,57329.730.4+24
Medium lowest5,92530.629.25,82131.029.2+104
Medium highest4,96925.624.14,65724.823.9+312
Highest group2,89414.916.12,69714.416.4+197

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Equivalised household income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for New South Wales Weekly income by Census year
Equivalised household income ranges
2016
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $497 $0 to $421 $0 to $347 $0 to $284
Medium lowest $498 to $891 $422 to $756 $348 to $608 $285 to $500
Medium highest $892 to $1,464 $757 to $1,243 $609 to $1,022 $501 to $823
Highest group $1,465 and over $1,244 and over $1,023 and over $824 and over

Equivalised household income quartiles, 2016
Equivalised household income quartiles, 2016 Highest group, Regional NSW: 16.1% Medium highest, Regional NSW: 24.1% Medium lowest, Regional NSW: 29.2% Lowest group, Regional NSW: 30.6% Highest group, Tamworth Regional Council: 14.9% Medium highest, Tamworth Regional Council: 25.6% Medium lowest, Tamworth Regional Council: 30.6% Lowest group, Tamworth Regional Council: 28.9%
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 equivalised household income quartiles, 2011 to 2016
Change in equivalised household income quartiles, 2011 to 2016 Highest group, Tamworth Regional Council: +197 Medium highest, Tamworth Regional Council: +312 Medium lowest, Tamworth Regional Council: +104 Lowest group, Tamworth Regional Council: +24
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

Equivalised income quartiles allow us to compare relative income-earning capabilities across time. Because the data is equivalised, households of different size and composition are placed on an equal footing.

Analysis of the distribution of households by income quartile in Tamworth Regional Council compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lesser proportion of households in the highest equivalised income quartile, as well as a lesser proportion in the lowest equivalised income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Tamworth Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 312 households.

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