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Individual income quartiles

In the Ruapehu District, the 'medium lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2013, comprising 30.4% of people aged 15+.

The Ruapehu District's income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Educational 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:

'From all sources of income identified, what will the total income be that you got yourself, before tax or anything was taken out of it, in the 12 months that will end on 31 March 2013?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Individual income quartiles
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Lowest group2,15326.625.22,32326.625.7-170
Medium lowest2,46430.429.72,54429.129.2-80
Medium highest2,07425.625.82,25225.825.9-178
Highest group1,41817.519.31,61418.519.3-196

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Individual income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for New Zealand Annual income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges
2013
2006
2001
Lowest group $0 to $12,824 $0 to $11,397 $0 to $8,902
Medium lowest $12,825 to $28,474 $11,398 to $24,402 $8,903 to $18,544
Medium highest $28,474 to $52,637 $24,402 to $42,449 $18,544 to $34,732
Highest group $52,637 and over $42,449 and over $34,732 and over

Individual income quartiles, 2013
Individual income quartiles, 2013 Highest group, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 19.3% Medium highest, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 25.8% Medium lowest, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 29.7% Lowest group, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 25.2% Highest group, Ruapehu District: 17.5% Medium highest, Ruapehu District: 25.6% Medium lowest, Ruapehu District: 30.4% Lowest group, Ruapehu District: 26.6%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2013
Change in individual income quartiles, 2006 to 2013 Highest group, Ruapehu District: -196 Medium highest, Ruapehu District: -178 Medium lowest, Ruapehu District: -80 Lowest group, Ruapehu District: -170
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented 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 Ruapehu District compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that there was a 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 Ruapehu District between 2006 and 2013 was in the highest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -196 persons.

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