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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2002  
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State summary tables

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Gross state product at current prices per capita(a)$'0002000-01
36.7
35.7
30.3
28.8
39.1
24.7
44.4
42.9
34.8
Gross household disposable income per capita$'0002000-01
25.1
24.5
21.2
20.9
23.2
18.9
24.6
31.4
23.7
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants households$1997-98
971
893
933
793
882
826
1143
1143
914
Median gross weekly income of one-parent households$1997-98
360
413
386
391
419
397
750
569
390
Household disposable income(b)
Equivalised mean weekly income for selected groups of households
    Low income
$1997-98
425
445
426
398
433
405
479
509
427
    Middle income
$1997-98
733
734
709
629
730
604
887
932
720
    High income
$1997-98
1,740
1,590
1,604
1,373
1,729
1,404
1,666
1,783
1,642
Equivalised income of households at top of selected income percentiles
    20th(P20)
$1997-98
421
439
420
398
422
408
491
519
420
    50th(P50)
$1997-98
725
722
700
627
739
595
860
943
716
    80th(P80)
$1997-98
1,229
1,178
1,125
1,071
1,206
963
1,281
1,428
1,180
Ratios of incomes of households at top of selected income percentiles
    P90/P10
ratio1997-98
4.11
3.90
3.80
3.59
4.07
3.41
4.13
4.44
3.96
    P80/P20
ratio1997-98
2.92
2.68
2.68
2.69
2.86
2.36
2.61
2.75
2.81
    P80/P50
ratio1997-98
1.70
1.63
1.61
1.71
1.63
1.62
1.49
1.51
1.65
    P20/P50
ratio1997-98
0.58
0.61
0.60
0.63
0.57
0.69
0.57
0.55
0.59
Share of total income received by households with
    High incomes
%1997-98
40.2
37.9
38.9
37.8
40.3
39.1
35.6
35.9
39.2
    Low incomes
%1997-98
9.8
10.6
10.3
10.9
10.0
11.2
10.4
10.2
10.2
Gini coefficientratio1997-98
0.336
0.307
0.316
0.308
0.332
0.304
0.290
0.295
0.322

SOURCES OF INCOME

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Wages and salaries as main source of income (of all households)%1997-98
53.3
56.1
54.2
47.7
56.3
50.2
71.7
64.0
54.2
Main income source from government payments (of all households)%1997-98
31.0
27.7
30.3
36.6
26.9
36.8
21.9
16.7
30.0
Main income source from government payments (of couple with dependants households)%1997-98
12.4
9.7
12.2
15.3
6.1
14.5
n.p.
5.2
11.1
Main income source from government payments (of one-parent households)%1997-98
69.2
58.8
66.5
70.4
61.3
66.7
23.1
45.5
64.6
Average total weekly earnings of all employees$2001
704
644
636
629
639
577
679
758
663
Average total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees $2001
912
835
810
819
867
782
860
952
861
Average total weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult employees$2001
871
800
774
781
830
756
826
939
824
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees $2000
758
731
717
695
743
696
775
792
737
Female/male ratio of mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees ratio2000
0.90
0.90
0.88
0.90
0.89
0.94
0.89
0.90
0.90

INCOME SUPPORT

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Aged on age pension %2001
64.8
67.4
65.3
71.0
65.2
68.2
68.3
53.6
67.8
Age pensioners(c)'0002001
596.0
457.3
301.1
169.5
148.4
48.4
5.6
16.0
1,785.6
Male age pensioners(c)'0002001
224.2
173.0
116.3
64.0
55.9
18.3
2.3
5.7
684.2
Female age pensioners(c)'0002001
371.7
284.4
184.8
105.5
92.6
30.1
3.2
10.3
1,101.3
Labour market allowance(d)'0002001
196.2
147.1
151.1
58.7
66.3
23.6
15.4
6.0
664.9
Disability support pensioners(c)'0002001
207.0
147.1
116.5
59.9
51.6
21.6
5.0
6.3
623.9
Single-parent payment(c)'0002001
138.0
92.7
91.9
34.3
43.7
12.7
5.8
5.4
424.6

(a) This indicator was previously titled "Gross state product at market prices per capita".
(b) All estimates have been adjusted using the OECD equivalence scales.
(c) Components do not add to Australian total because total for Australia includes payments to people living overseas and where valid geographic data were not available.
(d) Point in time data which will not match average of weekly data. This data include people who receive a nil rate of payment.

Reference periods: Data for income distribution, sources of income (except mean weekly earnings data which are at May) are for the year ending 30 June. Income support data are at June, except labour market allowance recipients which are at May.

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