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Household income quartiles

In Highgate, the 'highest' quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 43% 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 Highgate'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
Highgate20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Lowest group7715.619.47315.119.4+4
Medium lowest9318.918.88918.520.1+4
Medium highest11322.922.89419.520.8+18
Highest group21042.639.022646.839.6-17

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 South Australia Weekly income by Census year
Household income ranges
2011
2006
2001
1996
1991
Lowest group $0 to $554 $0 to $488 $0 to $375 $0 to $294 $0 to $278
Medium lowest $555 to $1,042 $489 to $885 $376 to $675 $295 to $552 $279 to $505
Medium highest $1,043 to $1,869 $886 to $1,466 $676 to $1,157 $553 to $933 $506 to $848
Highest group $1,870 and over $1,467 and over $1,158 and over $934 and over $849 and over

Household income quartiles, 2011
Household income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, City of Unley: 39.0% Medium highest, City of Unley: 22.8% Medium lowest, City of Unley: 18.8% Lowest group, City of Unley: 19.4% Highest group, Highgate: 42.6% Medium highest, Highgate: 22.9% Medium lowest, Highgate: 18.9% Lowest group, Highgate: 15.6%
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, Highgate: -17 Medium highest, Highgate: +18 Medium lowest, Highgate: +4 Lowest group, Highgate: +4
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 Highgate compared to the City of Unley shows that there was greater proportion of households in the highest income quartile and a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Highgate between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 18 households.