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6523.0 - Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, 2005-06  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/08/2007   
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8 PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF GROSS HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Private income
Household characteristics
Wages and salaries
Own
unincorporated
business income
Other
income
Total
Government
pensions and
allowances
All
households(a)

Income per week
Gross household income
Mean income $
1 681
1 627
1 217
1 625
434
1 305
Median income $
1 478
1 269
754
1 391
407
1 040
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
735
684
770
733
307
644
Median income $
665
562
544
650
298
563
Mean household net worth $
526 595
796 660
1 580 876
664 109
276 972
562 859
Proportion of households with characteristic
Contribution of government pensions and allowances to gross household income
Nil or less than 1% %
61.3
58.7
47.9
59.6
-
43.7
1% to less than 20% %
28.0
26.7
25.5
27.6
-
20.2
20% to less than 50% %
10.6
14.3
26.6
12.7
1.0
9.5
50% to less than 90% %
**0.1
**0.2
-
**0.1
32.8
8.6
90% and over %
-
-
-
-
66.2
17.3
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Tenure and landlord type
Owner without a mortgage %
20.4
33.5
76.7
27.6
53.3
34.3
Owner with a mortgage %
48.5
46.0
10.1
44.1
9.5
35.0
Renter
State/territory housing authority %
1.8
*0.8
*1.0
1.6
13.2
4.7
Private landlord %
25.6
17.2
9.0
23.1
18.7
22.0
Other landlord type %
1.7
*1.0
*0.9
1.6
2.7
1.9
Total renters %
29.1
19.0
10.9
26.2
34.6
28.5
Other tenure type %
2.0
*1.5
*2.3
2.0
2.6
2.2
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Family composition of household
One family households
Couple family with dependent children %
35.8
42.3
6.7
33.2
7.0
26.2
One parent family with dependent children %
5.0
*2.7
2.4
4.5
13.2
6.8
Couple only %
22.7
26.1
40.4
24.9
28.3
25.8
Other one family households %
14.0
9.6
9.1
13.1
7.2
11.5
Multiple family households %
1.4
**0.7
**0.7
1.3
*0.5
1.0
Non-family households
Lone person %
17.1
17.0
38.9
19.5
42.3
25.7
Group households %
3.9
*1.6
*1.9
3.5
1.5
3.0
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Average number in household
Employed persons no.
1.8
1.8
0.4
1.7
0.2
1.3
Dependent children no.
0.8
0.9
0.2
0.7
0.4
0.6
Persons
Under 18 years no.
0.7
0.9
0.2
0.7
0.4
0.6
18 to 64 years no.
2.0
1.9
0.9
1.9
0.8
1.6
65 years and over no.
0.1
0.2
0.8
0.2
0.8
0.3
Total no.
2.8
2.9
1.9
2.7
2.0
2.5
Estimated number in population
Households '000
4 698.4
482.0
635.1
5 815.5
2 071.2
7 926.2
Persons '000
13 209.2
1 398.8
1 189.6
15 797.7
4 065.1
19 930.7
Number of households in sample no.
5 763
598
824
7 185
2 726
9 961

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Includes households with nil or negative total income


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