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ECONOMIC RESOURCES: NATIONAL SUMMARY

INCOME GROWTH

Units
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

1
Real net national disposable income
per capita(a)
$'000
22.4
22.9
r24.1
r25.0
r25.9
r26.8
r27.6
r28.6
r28.9
r29.7
30.1
2
Real GDP per capita(a)
$'000
27.9
28.7
r30.4
r31.3
r32.1
r33.1
r34.5
r35.4
r35.7
r36.6
37.2
Weekly earnings
3
Average weekly total earnings
- all employees
$
526
533
551
574
n.a.
610
n.a.
653
n.a.
698
n.a.
4
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings of full-time adult
non-managerial employees
$
558
578
608
634
n.a.
692
n.a.
737
n.a.
800
n.a.
5
Total hourly rates of pay
excluding bonuses
index no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
100.0
101.2
104.4
107.4
111.1
114.8
118.8
6
Full weekly benefit received by
a single age pensioner
$
197
197
189
197
199
202
203
203
207
211
220
7
Full weekly benefit received by
a couple with two children
$
339
347
355
370
386
393
397
405
445
465
482
8
Consumer price index
index no.
108.4
110.4
113.9
118.7
120.3
120.3
121.8
124.7
132.2
136.0
140.2

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

9
Female/male ratio of mean weekly
ordinary time earnings of full-time adult
non-managerial employees
ratio
0.91
0.92
0.91
0.89
n.a.
0.89
n.a.
0.90
n.a.
0.89
n.a.
Disposable household income
Mean weekly income of selected
households(b)
10
Lone person aged under 35 years
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r449
r483
r459
n.a.
499
508
n.a.
n.y.a.
11
Couple only, reference person
aged under 35
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r927
r957
r966
n.a.
1,073
1,034
n.a.
n.y.a.
12
Couple with dependant children
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r924
r942
r991
n.a.
1,011
1,062
n.a.
n.y.a.
13
One parent with dependant children
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r512
r523
r539
n.a.
566
574
n.a.
n.y.a.
14
Couple only, reference person
aged 65 and over
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r431
r485
r460
n.a.
490
482
n.a.
n.y.a.
15
Lone person aged 65 and over
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r244
r257
r260
n.a.
286
274
n.a.
n.y.a.
Mean weekly equivalised household
income for selected groups of persons(b)
16
Low income
$
n.a.
n.a.
r227
r227
r235
r237
n.a.
241
245
n.a.
n.y.a.
17
Middle income
$
n.a.
n.a.
r372
r368
r381
r388
n.a.
404
413
n.a.
n.y.a.
18
High income
$
n.a.
n.a.
r792
r773
r794
r832
n.a.
879
903
n.a.
n.y.a.
Weekly equivalised household income
of persons at top of selected income
percentiles(b)
19
20th(P20)
$
n.a.
n.a.
r225
r224
r233
r235
n.a.
241
245
n.a.
n.y.a.
20
50th(P50)
$
n.a.
n.a.
r372
r367
r380
r385
n.a.
405
414
n.a.
n.y.a.
21
80th(P80)
$
n.a.
n.a.
r576
r578
r591
r602
n.a.
636
644
n.a.
n.y.a.
Ratio of equivalised household incomes
of persons at top of selected income
percentiles
22
P90/P10
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
r3.77
r3.74
r3.66
r3.77
n.a.
3.89
3.97
n.a.
n.y.a.
23
P80/P20
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
r2.56
r2.58
r2.54
r2.56
n.a.
2.64
2.63
n.a.
n.y.a.
24
P80/P50
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
r1.55
r1.57
r1.56
r1.56
n.a.
1.57
1.56
n.a.
n.y.a.
25
P20/P50
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
r0.61
r0.61
r0.61
r0.61
n.a.
0.59
0.59
n.a.
n.y.a.
Share of total equivalised household
income received by persons with:
26
Low income
%
n.a.
n.a.
r10.8
r10.9
r11.0
r10.8
n.a.
10.5
10.5
n.a.
n.y.a.
27
High income
%
n.a.
n.a.
r37.8
r37.3
r37.1
r37.9
n.a.
38.4
38.5
n.a.
n.y.a.
28
Gini coefficient of equivalised income
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
r0.302
r0.296
r0.292
r0.303
n.a.
0.310
0.311
n.a.
n.y.a.

EXPENDITURE

Units
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

29
Real household final consumption
expenditure per capita(a)
$'000
17.0
17.2
r16.6
r17.3
r17.8
r18.6
r19.5
r20.3
20.9
r21.6
22.4

SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

Main source of income - of all households
30
Wages and salaries
%
n.a.
n.a.
r57.6
r56.7
r56.3
r56.8
n.a.
56.7
56.9
n.a.
n.y.a.
31
Own business or partnership
%
n.a.
n.a.
r6.1
r7.3
6.6
6.0
n.a.
6.4
6.4
n.a.
n.y.a.
32
Government pensions and allowances
%
n.a.
n.a.
r28.4
r28.2
r28.7
r28.4
n.a.
28.7
28.3
n.a.
n.y.a.
33
Other
%
n.a.
n.a.
r6.7
r6.8
r7.6
r7.7
n.a.
7.3
7.3
n.a.
n.y.a.
Income support
34
GDP spent on social assistance
benefits in cash to residents
%
8.6
8.9
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.3
8.4
8.4
r9.0
r8.9
8.7
Main source of income is government
pensions and allowances - proportion
of all households in selected groups(c)
35
Lone person aged under 35 years
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r14.6
r15.6
r16.3
n.a.
17.2
13.7
n.a.
n.y.a.
36
Couple only, reference person
aged under 35
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r*1.6
r*2.6
r*3.6
n.a.
*2.6
*2.8
n.a.
n.y.a.
37
Couple with dependant children
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r9.7
r10.6
r10.3
n.a.
r10.7
r9.1
n.a.
n.y.a.
38
One parent with dependant children
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r53.3
r58.7
r54.3
n.a.
53.1
53.0
n.a.
n.y.a.
39
Couple only, reference person
aged 65 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r71.2
r65.2
r65.9
n.a.
70.1
71.7
n.a.
n.y.a.
40
Lone person aged 65 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r79.8
r80.0
r77.9
n.a.
79.8
79.2
n.a.
n.y.a.
Recipients of selected government
payments
41
    Labour market program allowance(c)
'000
913.8
878.3
822.6
846.6
829.9
809.6
745.9
672.3
665.8
646.8
633.6
42
    Single-parent payment(d)
'000
298.4
313.4
324.9
342.3
358.9
372.3
r384.9
397.3
424.6
436.6
444.8
43
    Disability support pension(d)
'000
406.6
436.2
464.4
499.2
527.5
555.3
577.8
602.4
623.9
658.9
673.3
44
    Age pension
'000
1,516
1,582
1,579
1,603
1,680
1,683
1,716
1,730
1,786
1,811
1,854
45
    Age pensioners
    - of persons of qualifying age
%
62.8
64.3
63.0
62.7
64.4
65.4
65.5
65.9
65.8
66.2
n.y.a.
46
    Females - of all age pensioners
%
68.2
67.5
65.5
64.4
64.4
63.5
63.1
62.1
61.6
60.8
60.3

(a) Chain volume measure, reference year 2001-02.
(b) Adjusted for changes in the Consumer Price Index; values are given in 2000-01 dollars.
(c) Average weekly data for June. Includes people who receive a nil rate of payment.
(d) Includes payments to people living overseas.
Reference periods: All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicators 3-4 and 9 are at May.
Data for indicators 6-7 and 41-46 are at June.



ECONOMIC RESOURCES: STATE SUMMARY

INCOME GROWTH

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

1
Gross household disposable income
per capita
$'000
2002-03
26.2
25.5
21.6
22.4
24.0
20.2
26.1
36.8
24.7
Weekly earnings
2
Average weekly total earnings
- all employees
$
2002
736
704
643
669
679
594
700
777
698
3
Average weekly ordinary time earnings of
full-time adult non-managerial employees
$
2002
827
804
756
777
792
759
803
864
800
4
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
index no.
2002-03
119.7
118.8
117.8
118.6
118.7
116.3
116.7
117.4
118.8

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

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

5
Female/male ratio of mean weekly
ordinary time earnings of full-time adult
non-managerial employees
ratio
2002
0.89
0.91
0.88
0.91
0.86
1.00
0.88
0.89
0.89
Disposable household income
Mean weekly income of selected households
6
Lone person aged under 35 years
$
2000-01
510
571
458
467
463
420
559
621
508
7
Couple only, reference person
aged under 35
$
2000-01
1,134
1,027
926
924
1,018
952
*1,119
1,243
1,034
8
Couple with dependant children
$
2000-01
1,112
1,113
983
902
1 014
884
1,392
1,264
1,062
9
One parent with dependant children
$
2000-01
598
598
532
492
589
524
521
708
574
10
Couple only, reference person
aged 65 and over
$
2000-01
440
510
451
498
555
435
**
733
482
11
Lone person aged 65 and over
$
2000-01
266
298
253
270
281
286
**
*304
274
Mean weekly equivalised household income
for selected groups of persons
12
Low income
$
2000-01
243
251
239
238
262
231
360
342
245
13
Middle income
$
2000-01
421
430
390
377
415
355
531
554
413
14
High income
$
2000-01
954
917
829
796
897
679
1233
985
903
Weekly equivalised household income of
persons at top of selected income percentiles
15
20th(P20)
$
2000-01
241
250
235
238
257
231
364
348
245
16
50th(P50)
$
2000-01
423
433
389
369
410
350
547
560
414
17
80th(P80)
$
2000-01
664
656
603
613
629
538
841
746
644
Ratio of equivalised household incomes of
persons at top of selected income percentiles
18
P90/P10
ratio
2000-01
4.31
3.92
3.74
3.67
3.86
3.06
4.39
3.44
3.97
19
P80/P20
ratio
2000-01
2.76
2.62
2.56
2.58
2.45
2.33
2.31
2.14
2.63
20
P80/P50
ratio
2000-01
1.57
1.52
1.55
1.66
1.54
1.54
1.54
1.33
1.56
21
P20/P50
ratio
2000-01
0.57
0.58
0.61
0.64
0.63
0.66
0.67
0.62
0.59
Share of total equivalised household income
received by persons with:
22
Low income
%
2000-01
10.1
10.4
10.9
11.2
11.1
11.9
10.9
11.9
10.5
23
High income
%
2000-01
39.6
38.0
37.8
37.3
38.0
34.9
38.7
34.3
38.5
24
Gini coefficient of equivalised income
ratio
2000-01
0.325
0.308
0.302
0.292
0.300
0.258
0.309
0.262
0.311

SOURCES OF INCOME

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

Main source of income - of all households
25
Wages and salaries
%
2000-01
57.3
58.5
54.6
50.8
58.5
52.0
76.3
71.4
56.9
26
Own business or partnership
%
2000-01
5.4
5.9
7.8
5.9
8.7
5.1
5.6
4.7
6.4
27
Government pensions and allowances
%
2000-01
27.9
27.2
30.3
35.1
24.2
36.1
14.2
15.4
28.3
28
Other
%
2000-01
7.9
7.7
6.5
7.0
6.9
6.0
3.0
8.1
7.3
Income support
Recipients of selected government payments
29
Labour market program allowance(a)
'000
2003
193.7
143.0
136.7
52.3
61.5
22.9
17.0
5.7
632.8
30
Single-parent payment(b)
'000
2003
143.4
97.5
97.8
35.6
45.7
13.4
6.0
5.3
444.8
31
Disability support pension(b)
'000
2003
219.8
158.9
129.4
64.3
56.3
32.2
5.3
6.9
673.3
32
Age pension(b)
'000
2003
611.5
472.3
320.2
173.3
155.9
97.1
5.9
17.1
1,854.0
33
Age pensioners
- of persons of qualifying age
%
2002
62.7
66.2
64.1
69.8
63.3
67.8
63.3
52.3
66.2
34
Females - of all age pensioners
%
2003
61.0
61.0
59.9
61.1
60.8
60.7
56.4
63.1
60.3

(a) Point in time data which will not match average of weekly data, which include people who receive a nil rate of payment.
(b) 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.
Reference periods: All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicators 2-3 and 5 are at May.
Data for indicators 29-34 are at June.


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