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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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11 FAMILY COMPOSITION OF HOUSEHOLD

ONE FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS
NON-FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS
Household characteristics
Couple family with dependent children
One
parent
family with dependent children
Couple only
Other one family households
Multiple family households
Lone
person
Group households
All households

Income per week
Gross household income
Mean income $
1 902
898
1 275
1 616
2 018
642
1 489
1 305
Median income $
1 637
724
995
1 418
1 921
412
1 343
1 040
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
659
446
704
693
591
535
747
644
Median income $
590
380
581
649
563
400
722
563
Mean household net worth $
667 309
227 804
729 463
638 615
698 444
382 457
177 000
562 859
Proportion of households with characteristic
Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income %
*0.3
**0.2
*0.4
**0.2
-
1.1
**0.2
0.5
Wages and salaries %
80.9
43.6
52.2
72.0
79.2
39.6
78.4
59.3
Own unincorporated business income %
9.8
*2.4
6.2
5.1
**4.3
4.0
*3.3
6.1
Government pensions and allowances %
6.9
50.9
28.7
16.4
*11.4
43.1
13.2
26.1
Other income %
2.0
2.8
12.6
6.3
**5.1
12.1
*5.0
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% %
30.3
10.9
58.5
49.1
*15.1
47.7
64.5
43.7
1% to less than 20% %
51.1
20.6
6.8
15.5
50.3
3.9
12.8
20.2
20% to less than 50% %
11.5
19.8
5.7
18.7
*23.3
4.1
9.3
9.5
50% to less than 90% %
2.6
20.7
11.0
7.3
*8.1
10.5
*4.0
8.6
90% and over %
4.3
27.8
17.7
9.2
**3.3
32.6
9.2
17.3
Total(a) %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Tenure and landlord type
Owner without a mortgage %
17.0
12.8
50.3
43.8
34.5
40.3
7.7
34.3
Owner with a mortgage %
61.8
27.0
30.0
32.1
40.6
18.2
13.2
35.0
Renter
State/territory housing authority %
2.0
14.8
1.7
5.2
*7.2
7.5
**3.0
4.7
Private landlord %
16.3
40.1
15.4
16.5
*13.1
27.0
70.6
22.0
Other landlord type %
1.3
3.7
1.3
*1.1
**3.5
2.7
*2.0
1.9
Total renters %
19.7
58.5
18.4
22.7
23.7
37.2
75.7
28.5
Other tenure type %
1.5
*1.7
1.3
*1.3
**1.2
4.3
*3.5
2.2
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Average number in household
Employed persons no.
1.9
0.8
1.1
1.9
2.5
0.5
1.7
1.3
Dependent children no.
1.9
1.7
-
-
1.3
-
-
0.6
Persons
Under 18 years no.
1.8
1.6
-
0.1
1.3
-
-
0.6
18 to 64 years no.
2.3
1.3
1.4
2.5
3.3
0.6
2.1
1.6
65 years and over no.
-
-
0.6
0.4
0.6
0.4
0.1
0.3
Total no.
4.1
3.0
2.0
2.9
5.3
1.0
2.3
2.5
Estimated number in population
Households '000
2 078.6
538.6
2 043.8
914.1
82.6
2 033.3
235.3
7 926.2
Persons '000
8 555.8
1 619.9
4 087.6
2 664.2
433.9
2 033.3
536.0
19 930.7
Number of households in sample no.
2 550
743
2 762
926
63
2 649
268
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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