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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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10 TENURE AND LANDLORD TYPE

RENTER
Household characteristics
Owner without
a
mortgage
Owner
with
a
mortgage
State/
territory
housing
authority
Private
landlord
Other
landlord
type
Total
renters
Other
tenure
type
Total

Income per week
Gross household income
Mean income $
1 120
1 724
576
1 151
965
1 045
883
1 305
Median income $
693
1 539
411
965
780
854
632
1 040
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
625
716
356
599
527
555
524
644
Median income $
505
645
312
533
465
474
456
563
Mean household net worth $
924 084
590 761
40 520
126 234
*212 336
117 844
260 171
562 859
Proportion of households with characteristic
Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income %
*0.3
*0.4
-
1.0
-
0.8
**1.8
0.5
Wages and salaries %
35.2
82.3
22.9
68.8
54.5
60.4
54.8
59.3
Own unincorporated business income %
5.9
8.0
*1.1
4.7
*3.2
4.1
*4.0
6.1
Government pensions and allowances %
40.6
7.1
74.2
22.2
38.5
31.7
31.1
26.1
Other income %
17.9
2.3
*1.8
3.3
*3.7
3.1
*8.3
8.0
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Contribution of government pensions and allowances to gross household income
Nil or less than 1% %
33.3
54.6
8.1
50.6
40.5
43.0
43.6
43.7
1% to less than 20% %
14.9
30.7
6.1
16.1
12.4
14.2
15.0
20.2
20% to less than 50% %
11.0
7.3
11.9
10.5
*8.9
10.6
8.6
9.5
50% to less than 90% %
15.5
2.8
10.6
7.3
*4.6
7.7
*7.1
8.6
90% and over %
25.0
4.1
63.2
14.6
33.6
23.8
23.9
17.3
Total(a) %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Family composition of household
One family households
Couple family with dependent children %
13.0
46.4
11.4
19.4
18.9
18.1
18.1
26.2
One parent family with dependent children %
2.5
5.2
21.5
12.4
13.5
13.9
*5.1
6.8
Couple only %
37.9
22.1
9.4
18.0
18.1
16.6
15.3
25.8
Other one family households %
14.7
10.6
12.8
8.6
*6.8
9.2
*6.7
11.5
Multiple family households %
1.0
1.2
*1.6
*0.6
**1.9
*0.9
**0.6
1.0
Non-family households
Lone person %
30.2
13.4
41.3
31.4
37.5
33.4
49.5
25.7
Group households %
0.7
1.1
**1.9
9.5
*3.2
7.9
*4.7
3.0
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Average number in household
Employed persons no.
0.9
1.8
0.5
1.2
1.0
1.1
1.0
1.3
Dependent children no.
0.3
1.0
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.6
Persons
Under 18 years no.
0.2
1.0
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.4
0.6
18 to 64 years no.
1.2
2.0
1.3
1.6
1.4
1.6
1.3
1.6
65 years and over no.
0.7
0.1
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.3
0.3
Total no.
2.2
3.1
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.0
2.5
Estimated number in population
Households '000
2 718.1
2 772.0
368.8
1 745.3
146.9
2 261.0
175.1
7 926.2
Persons '000
5 914.1
8 485.8
840.6
4 000.8
334.0
5 175.4
355.4
19 930.7
Number of households in sample no.
3 452
3 512
525
2 051
201
2 777
220
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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