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Individual income quartiles

In the City of Whittlesea, the 'lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2011, comprising 14% of people aged 15 and over.

The City of Whittlesea'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
City of Whittlesea - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Lowest group31,96414.125.226,06714.525.0+5,896
Medium lowest27,56112.223.022,58912.523.2+4,972
Medium highest30,95913.724.724,45913.624.6+6,500
Highest group22,84610.127.116,9049.427.2+5,942

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, Greater Melbourne: 27.1% Medium highest, Greater Melbourne: 24.7% Medium lowest, Greater Melbourne: 23.0% Lowest group, Greater Melbourne: 25.2% Highest group, City of Whittlesea: 10.1% Medium highest, City of Whittlesea: 13.7% Medium lowest, City of Whittlesea: 12.2% Lowest group, City of Whittlesea: 14.1%
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, City of Whittlesea: +5,942 Medium highest, City of Whittlesea: +6,500 Medium lowest, City of Whittlesea: +4,972 Lowest group, City of Whittlesea: +5,896
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 City of Whittlesea compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was lesser proportion of persons in the highest income quartile as well as a lesser proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in City of Whittlesea in persons between 2006 and 2011 was in the medium highest quartile which showed an increase of 6,500 persons.

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