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Hutt City

Individual income quartiles

In Hutt City, the 'Highest group' income quartile was the largest group in 2018, comprising 27.6% of people aged 15+.

Hutt City'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.

Q:

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 2018'

Individual income quartiles
Hutt City20182013Change
Quartile groupNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Lowest group20,06224.123.633,27423.823.3-13,212
Medium lowest19,34423.222.431,86822.822.3-12,524
Medium highest20,94125.123.335,89925.623.7-14,958
Highest group23,04527.630.739,02327.930.8-15,978
Total persons aged 15+83,392100.0100.0140,064100.0100.0-56,672
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Individual income - Quartile group dollar ranges
Calculated from income data for New ZealandAnnual income by Census year
Individual quartile ranges201820132006
Lowest group$0 to $15,211$0 to $12,825$0 to $11,398
Medium lowest$15,212 to $31,824$12,826 to $28,474$11,399 to $24,402
Medium highest$31,825 to $58,030$28,475 to $52,637$24,403 to $42,449
Highest group$58,031 and over$52,638 and over$42,450 and over

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 Hutt City compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a lesser proportion of persons in the highest income quartile, and a similar proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Hutt City between 2013 and 2018 was in the Highest group quartile which showed a slight decrease of -15,978 persons.

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