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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
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State summary tables


INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Gross State product per capita (market price)
$'000
1995-96
27.5
28.1
23.7
24.1
30.1
21.9
27.4
34.2
26.9
Household disposable income per capita
$'000
1995-96
18.1
17.9
15.5
16.2
16.5
14.8
16.1
23.1
17.3
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile (of all income units)
%
1995-96
38.7
36.2
36.7
37.4
39.2
35.6
n.a.
33.8
37.6
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of all income units)
%
1995-96
7.2
7.5
7.5
7.7
6.5
8.4
n.a.
6.8
7.3
Gini coefficient (of all income units)
no.
1995-96
0.46
0.42
0.44
0.44
0.45
0.41
n.a.
0.41
0.44
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants income units
$
1995-96
871
853
828
872
803
751
n.a.
1,092
849
Median gross weekly income of one parent income units
$
1995-96
310
420
342
374
376
*343
n.a.
*473
352

Reference periods: Data for income distribution are for the year ending 30 June.

SOURCES OF INCOME

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

Wages and salaries as main source of income (of all income units)
%
1995-96
56.5
55.7
53.2
49.6
57.4
55.4
n.a.
68.8
55.5
Main income source from government payments (of all income units)
%
1995-96
28.7
28.4
30.6
33.5
26.1
32.3
n.a.
15.7
29.0
Main income source from government payments (of couple with dependants income units)
%
1995-96
13.0
8.6
9.8
11.7
11.7
*15.8
n.a.
*8.9
11.0
Main income source from government payments (of one parent income units)
%
1995-96
65.2
49.7
61.4
54.1
62.7
*48.3
n.a.
*37.9
58.7
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
1996
598
581
540
528
560
514
611
658
574
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
1996
748
726
685
674
735
647
752
824
724
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non- managerial adult employees
$
1996
646
633
613
602
653
587
663
711
634
Female/male ratio of mean total full-time adult weekly earnings
no.
1996
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.8

Reference periods: Data for sources of income (except mean weekly earnings data which are at May) are for the year ending 30 June.

INCOME SUPPORT

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

Aged on age pension %1997
62.2
64.1
62.5
67.3
61.9
63.4
64.7
48.5
64.4
Age pensioners(a)'0001997
574.6
430.9
277.5
161.7
136.4
45.0
5.0
13.4
1,680.2
Male age pensioners'0001997
200.9
151.2
99.8
57.1
47.6
15.6
1.9
4.3
597.9
Female age pensioners'0001997
373.7
279.7
177.7
104.7
88.8
29.5
3.1
9.1
1,082.4
Unemployment allowees'0001997
261.9
201.0
173.1
74.5
68.0
28.4
12.4
10.7
829.9
Disability support pensioners(a)'0001997
181.0
122.6
94.3
48.9
44.4
18.4
4.1
4.8
527.5
Sole parent pensioners(a)'0001997
120.0
78.7
73.8
30.0
35.6
10.7
4.9
5.0
358.9

(a) Components do not add to total because total for Australia includes pensions paid to people living overseas.

Reference periods: Income support data are at June.

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