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Eastern Region Alliance area

Individual income quartiles

In Eastern Region Alliance area, the 'highest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 32% of people aged 15 and over.

Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Lowest group53,24123.821.750,39623.221.1+2,844
Medium lowest47,85921.418.546,46521.419.4+1,394
Medium highest51,89923.221.150,38823.221.3+1,511
Highest group70,76031.638.769,83332.238.3+927

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 South Australia - Total persons aged 15+ Weekly income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2011
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $270 $0 to $211 $0 to $181
Medium lowest $271 to $533 $212 to $433 $182 to $345
Medium highest $534 to $980 $434 to $792 $346 to $622
Highest group $981 and over $793 and over $623 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2011
Individual income quartiles, 2011 Highest group, City of Unley: 38.7% Medium highest, City of Unley: 21.1% Medium lowest, City of Unley: 18.5% Lowest group, City of Unley: 21.7% Highest group, Eastern Region Alliance area: 31.6% Medium highest, Eastern Region Alliance area: 23.2% Medium lowest, Eastern Region Alliance area: 21.4% Lowest group, Eastern Region Alliance area: 23.8%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: +927 Medium highest, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,511 Medium lowest, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,394 Lowest group, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,844
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 Eastern Region Alliance area compared to the City of Unley shows that there was lesser proportion of persons in the highest income quartile and a greater proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Eastern Region Alliance area in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the lowest quartile which showed an increase of 2,844 persons.

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