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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Paraparaumu Beach West

Individual income quartiles

In Paraparaumu Beach West, the 'Medium lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2018, comprising 29.6% of people aged 15+.

Paraparaumu Beach West'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 2018'

Individual income quartiles
Paraparaumu Beach West20182013Change
Quartile groupNumber%Kāpiti Coast District %Number%Kāpiti Coast District %2013 to 2018
Lowest group41920.820.940022.321.0+19
Medium lowest59829.631.551428.731.2+84
Medium highest47223.422.840122.423.6+71
Highest group52826.224.847526.524.2+53
Total persons aged 15+2,017100.0100.01,790100.0100.0+227
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
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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 Paraparaumu Beach West compared to Kāpiti Coast District shows that there was a greater proportion of persons in the highest income quartile, and a similar proportion in the lowest income quartile.

Emerging groups

The most significant change in Paraparaumu Beach West between 2013 and 2018 was in the Medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 84 persons.

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