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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2002  
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National summary tables

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

GDP per capita(a)$'000
r26.3
r26.0
r26.7
r27.4
r28.3
r29.1
r29.8
r30.8
r32.0
r33.0
33.3
Gross household disposable income per capita$'000
15.8
16.2
r16.8
r17.2
18.0
18.8
r19.6
20.0
r21.0
21.9
23.7
Personal income tax as a proportion of taxable income%
22.4
21.9
22.2
22.0
22.1
22.7
23.3
23.7
24.0
n.a.
n.y.a.
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants only households$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
904
868
891
914
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Median gross weekly income of one parent with dependants only households$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
372
359
380
390
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Household disposable income(b)
Equivalised mean weekly income for selected groups of households(c)
    Low income
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
408
408
427
427
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
    Middle income
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
687
680
707
720
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
    High income
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1,556
1,518
1,561
1,642
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Equivalised income of households at top of selected income percentiles(c)
    20th(P20)
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
402
404
419
420
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
    50th(P50)
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
687
676
704
716
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
    80th(P80)
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1,122
1,121
1,160
1,180
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Ratios of incomes of households at top of selected income percentiles
    P90/P10
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3.92
3.90
3.84
3.96
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
    P80/P20
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2.79
2.77
2.77
2.81
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
    P80/P50
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1.63
1.66
1.65
1.65
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
    P20/P50
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.59
0.60
0.60
0.59
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Share of total income received by households with
    High incomes
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
39.1
38.6
38.3
39.2
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
    Low incomes
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
10.2
10.4
10.5
10.2
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Gini coefficientratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.320
0.315
0.309
0.322
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.

SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

Wages and salaries as main source of income (of all households)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
54.7
53.2
54.1
54.2
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Compensation of employees as a proportion of GDP%
48.4
48.0
r47.8
r47.4
47.6
r47.9
r48.7
r47.9
r48.5
48.0
48.2
Main income source from government payments (of all households)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
30.0
29.8
29.5
30.0
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Main income source from government payments (of couples with dependants only households)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
11.4
11.5
10.9
11.1
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Main income source from government payments (of one parent with dependants only households)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
64.5
65.8
68.2
64.6
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Average total weekly earnings of all employees$
484
505
518
532
548
564
578
596
611
635
663
Average total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees$
592
618
633
656
688
715
737
768
791
822
861
Average total weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult employees$
561
587
598
618
647
673
697
727
751
783
824
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees$
521
541
558
578
608
634
n.a.
692
n.a.
737
n.a.
Female/male ratio of mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employeesratio
0.90
0.92
0.91
0.92
0.91
0.89
n.a.
0.89
n.a.
0.90
n.a.

INCOME SUPPORT

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

Aged on age pension %
59.3
61.0
62.8
64.3
63.0
62.7
64.4
65.4
65.5
65.9
67.8
Age pensioners '000
1,376
1,446
1,516
1,582
1,579
1,603
1,680
1,683
1,716
r1,730
1,786
Male age pensioners '000
418
448
481
514
545
570
598
614
634
r655
684
Female age pensioners '000
957
998
1,034
1,068
1,034
1,033
1,082
1,069
1,082
r1,075
1,101
Labour market allowance(d)'000
676.7
851.8
913.8
878.3
822.6
846.6
829.9
809.6
r745.9
r672.3
665.8
Disability support pensioners(e)'000
334.2
378.6
406.6
436.2
464.4
499.2
527.5
553.3
577.7
r602.3
623.9
Single-parent payment(e)'000
265.7
287.2
298.4
313.4
324.9
342.3
358.9
372.3
384.8
r397.3
424.6
Full weekly benefit received by a couple with two children$
310
326
339
347
355
370
r386
r393
r397
405
433
GDP spent on income support(f) %
6.0
6.8
7.1
7.4
7.1
7.1
7.2
6.8
7.0
6.8
7.2

EXPENDITURE

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

Consumer price index (Base year 1989-90 = 100.0)index no.
105.3
107.3
108.4
110.4
113.9
118.7
120.3
120.3
121.8
124.7
132.2
Household final consumption expenditure per capita(g)$'000
15.4
15.5
15.7
15.9
16.5
17.0
17.3
17.9
18.5
19.6
20.9

(a) Chain volume measure, reference year 1999-2000.
(b) All estimates have been adjusted using OECD equivalence scales.
(c) Adjusted for changes in the Consumer Price Index; values are given in 1997-98 dollars.
(d) Average weekly data for June. Includes people who receive a nil rate of payment.
(e) Includes payments to people living overseas.
(f) Refers to income support payments administered by the Department of Family and Community Services only and omits income support payments administered by other agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs.
(g) Chain volume measure, reference year 1999-2000.

Reference periods: Data for income distribution, sources of income (except mean weekly earnings data which are at May), and expenditure are for the year ending 30 June. Income support data (except full benefit received and GDP spent, which are for the year ending 30 June) are at June.

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