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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1996  
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National summary tables


INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

GDP per capita (1989-90 prices)
$'000
18.7
19.4
r19.9
20.1
20.8
21.4
21.8
r21.3
r21.1
21.6
22.3
Real household disposable income per capita
$'000
na
12.7
12.9
r12.7
12.9
13.4
13.8
r13.5
r13.6
r13.8
14.0
Share of gross cash income going to top quintile (of all income units)
%
na
na
45.3
na
na
na
46.2
na
na
na
na
Share of gross cash income going to bottom quintile (of all income units)
%
na
na
4.7
na
na
na
4.8
na
na
na
na
Gini coefficient (of all income units)
no.
na
na
0.41
na
na
na
0.42
na
na
na
na
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants income units
$
na
na
550
na
na
na
755
na
na
na
na
Median gross weekly income of one parent income units
$
na
na
220
na
na
na
r279
na
na
na
na


SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

Main income source from government payments (of all income units)
%
na
na
27.7
na
na
na
r26.7
na
na
na
na
Main income source from government payments (of couples with dependants income units)
%
na
na
8.4
na
na
na
8.4
na
na
na
na
Main income source from government payments (of one parent income units)
%
na
na
64.4
na
na
na
61.3
na
na
na
na
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
na
346
368
384
411
441
475
494
510
526
533
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
na
410
436
462
497
538
571
597
616
641
658
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
$
na
361
384
406
433
466
495
521
541
558
578
Female/male ratio of mean total full-time adult weekly earnings
no.
na
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.80
0.82
0.80
0.82


INCOME SUPPORT

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Aged on age pension
%
67.1
64.6
62.7
61.5
60.2
59.2
59.3
61.0
r62.8
64.3
63.0
Age pensioners
'000
1,332
1,325
1,322
1,329
1,334
1,340
1,376
1,446
1,516
1,582
1,579
Unemployment allowees
'000
r559.2
568.7
553.7
478.0
389.8
419.8
676.7
851.8
913.8
878.3
822.6
Disability support pensioners
'000
259.2
273.8
289.1
296.9
307.8
306.7
334.2
378.6
406.6
436.2
464.4
Sole parent pensioners
'000
246.3
250.9
248.9
238.7
239.5
248.9
265.7
278.2
298.4
313.4
324.9
GDP spent on income support
%
6.6
6.3
6.1
5.8
5.4
5.4
r6.3
7.2
7.5
7.7
7.4


EXPENDITURE

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Consumer price index
no.
67.8
73.5
80.4
86.3
92.6
100.0
105.3
107.3
108.4
110.4
113.9

Reference periods: Data for GDP, real household disposable income, income support and expenditure are for the financial year ending 30 June.



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