4906.0.55.003 - Personal Safety Survey, Australia: User Guide, 2016  
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APPENDIX 1: INCOME DECILES

DECILES FOR INCOME ITEMS

Certain income items from the 2016 PSS are available expressed in deciles. These are:

  • Personal gross weekly income - deciles
  • Current partner gross weekly income - deciles
  • Couple gross weekly income - deciles
  • Household gross weekly income - deciles
  • Equivalised household gross weekly 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:



Decile grouping of income values

                                                  Decile
$ value

Personal gross weekly income/Current partner gross weekly income

1
Less than 126
2
126-300
3
301-410
4
411-550
5
551-750
6
751-959
7
960-1 200
8
1 201-1 534
9
1 535-2 110
10
2 111 or more
Not known
Refusal

Couple gross weekly income

1
Less than 651
2
651-883
3
884-1 192
4
1 193-1 534
5
1 535-1 853
6
1 854-2 200
7
2 201-2 589
8
2 590-3 106
9
3 107-4 027
10
4 028 or more
Not known
Refusal

Household gross weekly income

1
Less than 480
2
480-705
3
706-998
4
999-1 335
5
1 336-1 670
6
1 671-2 019
7
2 020-2 493
8
2 494-3 069
9
3 070-4 067
10
4 068 or more
Not known
Refusal

Equivalised household gross weekly income

1
Less than 376
2
376-460
3
461-600
4
601-767
5
768-950
6
951-1 151
7
1.152-1 368
8
1 369-1 688
9
1 689-2 251
10
2 252 or more
Not known
Refusal


For more details on income data refer to the Income page in the User Guide.