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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2001  
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State summary tables

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Gross state product at market prices per capita$'0001999-2000
35.1
33.9
29.1
28.3
37.0
24.6
36.2
41.1
33.2
Gross household disposable income per capita$'0001999-2000
23.0
22.5
20.0
20.0
21.7
18.0
21.8
29.4
21.9
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile (of all income units)%1999-2000
38.9
39.0
37.7
36.6
37.4
35.2
33.6
35.7
38.5
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of all income units)%1999-2000
6.6
7.3
7.2
8.0
7.1
9.1
8.1
6.8
7.1
Gini coefficient (of all income units)ratio1999-2000
0.46
0.44
0.45
0.42
0.43
0.42
n.a.
0.43
0.45
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants income units$1999-2000
1,004
1,028
975
961
985
887
1,047
1,403
1,000
Median gross weekly income of one-parent income units$1999-2000
436
413
423
410
416
*436
*429
*627
424

SOURCES OF INCOME

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Wages and salaries as main source of income (of all income units)%1999-2000
57.2
56.9
54.9
54.0
59.4
44.6
75.5
71.0
56.7
Main income source from government payments (of all income units)%1999-2000
28.6
26.7
29.6
30.8
23.4
39.8
11.5
16.9
28.0
Main income source from government payments (of couple with dependants income units)%1999-2000
11.9
11.4
9.7
12.8
5.9
13.7
**10.5
**4.3
10.7
Main income source from government payments (of one parent income units)%1999-2000
54.8
51.4
55.6
60.1
58.4
54.5
**53.3
*37.6
54.5
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees$2000
699
647
619
598
622
579
635
734
653
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees $2000
883
836
788
773
818
759
840
921
838
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees $2000
758
731
717
695
743
696
775
792
737
Female/male ratio of average weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees ratio2000
0.90
0.90
0.88
0.90
0.89
0.94
0.89
0.90
0.90

INCOME SUPPORT

UnitsYears
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)'0001999
580.3
440
285.6
164.1
140.0
46.0
5.2
14.3
1,715.8
Male age pensioners '0001999
210.6
160.2
106.4
59.9
50.6
16.6
2.1
4.8
634.1
Female age pensioners '0001999
369.7
279.4
179.2
104.1
89.4
29.4
3.1
9.5
1,081.7
Labour market allowance '0001999
222.1
170.0
152.4
62.4
62.7
24.3
10.9
8.4
713.4
Disability support pensioners(a)'0001999
194.1
136.2
105.3
55.1
47.8
20.2
4.5
5.5
577.7
Single-parent payment(a)'0001999
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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