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Masterton District

Individual income quartiles

In Masterton District, the 'Medium lowest' income quartile was the largest group in 2018, comprising 32.2% of people aged 15+.

Masterton 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.

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'

Note: This page currently presents only territorial level data, along with regional and national benchmarks. Small area analysis will not be uploaded until the 2013 and 2006 datasets become available.

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Individual income quartiles
Masterton District20182013Change
Quartile groupNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Lowest group4,73623.023.63,87922.723.3+857
Medium lowest6,62832.222.45,54432.422.3+1,084
Medium highest5,43226.423.34,57126.723.6+861
Highest group3,78918.430.73,12718.330.9+662
Total persons aged 15+20,585100.0100.017,121100.0100.0+3,464
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 Masterton District compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a 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 Masterton District between 2013 and 2018 was in the Medium lowest quartile which showed an increase of 1,084 persons.

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