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APPENDIX 1: INCOME DECILES
Income deciles are groupings that result from ranking either all households (weighted based on person weight) or all (weighted) persons in the population in ascending order according to income, and then dividing the population into ten equal groups, each comprising approximately 10% of the estimated population. The first decile contains the bottom 10%, the second decile contains the next 10%, and the tenth decile contains the top 10%.
Income which is not known or refused is excluded from the calculation of deciles. In addition, persons who are not in a couple relationship (i.e. not living with a partner) are excluded from the calculation of the couple deciles.
Income deciles for the 2016 PSS were calculated using person weighted data. Note that for current partner income, the deciles produced by the respondent income (Personal gross weekly income) were applied.
The dollar amounts contained in each decile are shown in the following table:
For more details on income data refer to the Income page in the User Guide.
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