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Wairoa District

Individual income quartiles

In the Wairoa District, the 'medium lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2013, comprising 33.0% of people aged 15+.

The Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Quartile groupNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Lowest group1,46128.123.61,40526.324.0+56
Medium lowest1,71833.029.91,66031.129.2+58
Medium highest1,35926.126.31,50228.226.4-143
Highest group66412.820.176714.420.5-103

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 20.1% Medium highest, Hawke's Bay Region: 26.3% Medium lowest, Hawke's Bay Region: 29.9% Lowest group, Hawke's Bay Region: 23.6% Highest group, Wairoa District: 12.8% Medium highest, Wairoa District: 26.1% Medium lowest, Wairoa District: 33.0% Lowest group, Wairoa District: 28.1%
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, Wairoa District: -103 Medium highest, Wairoa District: -143 Medium lowest, Wairoa District: +58 Lowest group, Wairoa District: +56
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 Wairoa District compared to the Hawke's Bay 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 Wairoa District between 2006 and 2013 was in the medium highest quartile which showed a slight decrease of -143 persons.

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