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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (Reissue)  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/06/2008  Reissue
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HOUSEHOLD ECONOMIC RESOURCES
Household Economic Resources – Statistical Highlights
Data cubes with detailed statistics available on the Details Page

HOUSEHOLD ECONOMIC RESOURCES(a), Summary table, NSW

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004(b)
2005
2006
2007

Income – In 2005–06 Dollars

1. Gross weekly household income – mean $
1 197
1 181
na
1 198
1 289
na
1 378
na
2. Equivalised disposable weekly household income – mean $
540
553
na
566
609
na
660
na

Income distribution

Share of total equivalised disposable household income(c)
3. Low income earners %
10.0
10.1
na
10.3
10.4
na
10.3
na
4. Middle income earners %
17.3
17.5
na
17.5
r17.8
na
17.2
na
5. High income earners %
39.2
39.6
na
38.7
r38.5
na
39.3
na
6. Gini coefficient(d) no.
0.324
0.325
na
0.315
r0.310
na
0.317
na

Income growth

7. Average weekly earnings – total earnings (trend)(e) $
677
707
723
771
799
843
r865
908
8. Wage Price Index – percentage change(f) %
3.1
3.7
3.2
3.5
3.8
3.6
4.1
3.8
9. Consumer Price Index – Sydney – percentage change %
2.4
6.2
3.0
2.8
2.2
2.5
3.0
2.7

Expenditure

10. Real household expenditure on goods and services – annual per capita(g) $'000
24.6
25.1
25.3
25.8
26.7
27.3
27.5
28.3
11. Interest on household debt as proportion of gross disposable income(h) %
5.8
5.8
r5.4
6.7
r8.3
r9.3
10.1
12.2

Wealth – In 2005–06 Dollars

Household net worth
12. Mean $'000
na
na
na
na
595.4
na
632.4
na
13. Median $'000
na
na
na
na
380.2
na
381.0
na
14. Lowest net worth quintile – mean $'000
na
na
na
na
24.4
na
26.0
na
15. Highest net worth quintile – mean $'000
na
na
na
na
1 743.4
na
1 942.2
na
Share of household net worth
16. Lowest net worth quintile %
na
na
na
na
0.8
na
0.8
na
17. Middle net worth quintile %
na
na
na
na
12.9
na
12.1
na
18. Highest net worth quintile %
na
na
na
na
58.6
na
61.4
na

na not available
r revised
(a) Data are for 12 months to 30 June, unless specified otherwise.
(b) Estimates for 2003–04 have been revised to include salary sacrificed income, in line with the treatment in 2005–06.
(c) See footnotes (c), (d) and (e) in table 6.4 for further details on this breakdown.
(d) A summary measure of inequality of income distribution. The smaller the Gini coefficient, the more even the distribution of income. For further information see Glossary.
(e) Data are for May quarter.
(f) Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses.
(g) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2005–06.
(h) Income payable for interest on dwellings and consumer debt as a proportion of gross disposable income.

HOUSEHOLD ECONOMIC RESOURCES, Data sources

Summary table indicators
Chapter tables

ABS Survey of Income and Housing
1–6;12–18
6.3–6.4;6.7–6.8
Australian National Accounts, State Accounts (cat. no. 5220.0)
10–11
. .
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (cat. no. 6302.0)
7
. .
Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0)
9
. .
Household Expenditure Survey, Australia (cat. no. 6530.0)
. .
6.5–6.6
Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, Detailed Tables (cat. no. 6523.0)
. .
6.2
Household Wealth and Wealth Distribution, Australia (cat. no. 6554.0)
. .
6.2;6.7–6.8
Labour Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6345.0)
8
. .
Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia (cat. no. 6238.0)
. .
6.9

. . not applicable


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