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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2000  
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State summary tables

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.
Gross state product at market prices per capita
$'000
1998-99
33.3
32.3
27.5
27.2
34.2
23.6
33.8
39.0
31.5
Gross household disposable income per capita
$'000
1998-99
22.0
21.2
18.8
19.2
20.2
17.4
21.3
29.3
20.8
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile (of all
income units)
%
1997-98
39.3
36.8
37.8
36.5
39.3
37.7
n.a.
35.9
38.2
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of all
income units)
%
1997-98
6.7
7.4
7.4
7.4
7.1
8.3
n.a.
6.6
7.1
Gini coefficient (of all income units)
ratio
1997-98
0.46
0.43
0.45
0.44
0.44
0.45
n.a.
0.42
0.44
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants
income units
$
1997-98
926
935
974
819
903
805
n.a.
1 163
928
Median gross weekly income of one-parent income units
$
1997-98
331
388
365
387
400
*378
n.a.
*578
362



SOURCES OF INCOME

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

Wages and salaries as main source of income (of all
income units)
%
1997-98
54.4
56.4
0
55.0
48.6
56.2
50.8
n.a.
65.3
54.9
Main income source from government payments (of all
income units)
%
1997-98
30.3
28.4
29.1
36.4
26.8
37.4
n.a.
15.9
29.6
Main income source from government payments (of
couple with dependants income units)
%
1997-98
11.7
9.7
12.4
19.4
*6.5
*14.1
n.a.
* *
11.2
Main income source from government payments (of one
parent income units)
%
1997-98
63.2
59.2
63.1
68.7
61.0
*56.6
n.a.
*42.5
61.6
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
1998
642
600
588
568
586
554
643
734
610
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
1998
817
767
757
729
781
712
782
874
782
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time
non-managerial adult employees
$
1998
710
684
674
668
695
653
693
745
692
Female/male ratio of average weekly ordinary time
earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
ratio
1998
0.89
0.90
0.90
0.88
0.84
0.92
0.91
0.92
0.89



INCOME SUPPORT

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

Aged on age pension
%
1999
62.9
65.1
63.3
68.4
62.7
64.7
65.4
49.8
65.5
Age pensioners(a)
'000
1999
580.3
439.6
285.6
164.1
140.0
46.0
5.2
14.3
1 715.8
Male age pensioners
'000
1999
210.6
160.2
106.4
59.9
50.6
16.6
2.1
4.8
634.1
Female age pensioners
'000
1999
369.7
279.4
179.2
104.1
89.4
29.4
3.1
9.5
1 081.7
Labour market allowance
'000
1999
222.1
170.0
152.4
62.4
62.7
24.3
10.9
8.4
713.4
Disability support pensioners(a)
'000
1999
194.1
136.2
105.3
55.1
47.8
20.2
4.5
5.5
577.7
Single-parent payment(a)
'000
1999
127.7
84.4
80.5
31.8
38.7
11.5
4.9
5.2
384.8

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