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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Approximately 69.2% of couples with dependent children relied on wages and salaries as their main source of income. They earned a mean gross weekly income of $1,094 from this source.

For couples without dependent children, the main source of income was also wages and salaries (48.9%) and they earned a mean gross weekly income of $1,032 from this source. A further 33.0% relied on Government pensions and allowances as their main source of income, earning a mean gross weekly amount of $345 from this source.

Approximately 55.4% of lone person income units relied on Government pensions and allowances as their main source of income, earning a mean gross weekly amount of $183. A further 31.0% relied on wages and salaries as their main source of income, earning a mean gross weekly income of $547.

INCOME UNIT(a) TYPE, Selected Characteristics, Tasmania - 1999-2000

Units
Couple
with
dependent
children
Couple
without
dependent
children
One
parent
with
dependent
children
Lone
person
Total

Main source of income (% of all income units)
Wages and salaries
%
69.2
48.9
*34.2
31.0
44.6
Own unincorporated business
%
*17.0
*9.6
n.p.
*4.4
*8.5
Government pensions and allowances
%
*13.7
33.0
*54.5
55.4
39.8
Other income
%
-
*8.5
n.p.
*6.8
*6.0
Total(b)
%
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

Mean gross weekly income by main source
Wages and salaries
$
1,094
1,032
*611
547
888
Own unincorporated business
$
*879
*1,149
n.p.
*625
*914
Government pensions and allowances
$
*478
345
*354
183
261
Other sources
$
-
*619
n.p.
*283
*463
Total(b)
$
973
782
*482
316
606

* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
n.p. estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) An income unit is 1 person or a group of related persons within a household, whose command over income is assumed to be shared. Income sharing is assumed to take place within married (registered or de facto) couples, and between parents and dependent children.
(b) Includes income units with nil or negative total income.

Source: ABS data available on request, 1999-2000 Survey of Income and Housing Costs.


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