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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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9 CONTRIBUTION OF GOVERNMENT PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES TO GROSS HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Household characteristics
Nil or less
than 1%
1% to less
than 20%
20% to less
than 50%
50% to less
than 90%
90%
and over
All
households(a)

Income per week
Gross household income
Mean income $
1 779
1 610
946
551
368
1 305
Median income $
1 500
1 497
905
509
324
1 040
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
888
638
446
354
274
644
Median income $
800
593
435
346
273
563
Mean household net worth $
759 669
560 097
437 094
363 293
235 391
562 859
Proportion of households with characteristic
Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income %
-
-
-
-
-
0.5
Wages and salaries %
83.1
81.9
65.9
**0.6
**0.1
59.3
Own unincorporated business income %
8.2
8.0
9.1
**0.2
-
6.1
Government pensions and allowances %
-
-
2.7
99.2
99.9
26.1
Other income %
8.8
10.1
22.3
-
-
8.0
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Tenure and landlord type
Owner without a mortgage %
26.1
25.3
39.6
61.4
49.4
34.3
Owner with a mortgage %
43.7
53.1
26.8
11.4
8.4
35.0
Renter
State/territory housing authority %
0.9
1.4
5.8
5.7
17.0
4.7
Private landlord %
25.4
17.5
24.1
18.6
18.6
22.0
Other landlord type %
1.7
1.1
*1.7
*1.0
3.6
1.9
Total renters %
28.0
20.0
31.7
25.3
39.2
28.5
Other tenure type %
2.2
1.6
2.0
*1.8
3.0
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 %
18.2
66.2
31.6
7.8
6.5
26.2
One parent family with dependent children %
1.7
6.9
14.1
16.3
10.9
6.8
Couple only %
34.5
8.6
15.3
32.7
26.3
25.8
Other one family households %
12.9
8.8
22.6
9.8
6.1
11.5
Multiple family households %
*0.4
2.6
*2.5
*1.0
**0.2
1.0
Non-family households
Lone person %
28.0
5.0
11.0
31.1
48.4
25.7
Group households %
4.4
1.9
2.9
*1.4
1.6
3.0
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Average number in household
Employed persons no.
1.7
1.8
1.1
0.4
-
1.3
Dependent children no.
0.4
1.4
1.0
0.5
0.3
0.6
Persons
Under 18 years no.
0.3
1.3
1.0
0.5
0.4
0.6
18 to 64 years no.
1.9
2.0
1.7
0.9
0.7
1.6
65 years and over no.
0.1
0.2
0.4
0.9
0.8
0.3
Total no.
2.2
3.6
3.1
2.2
1.8
2.5
Estimated number in population
Households '000
3 467.7
1 604.9
756.5
684.9
1 372.7
7 926.2
Persons '000
7 801.7
5 704.7
2 345.2
1 522.7
2 488.4
19 930.7
Number of households in sample no.
4 245
1 995
970
887
1 814
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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