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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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12 SELECTED LIFE CYCLE GROUPS(a)

Couple with dependent children only
Couple with
Household characteristics
Lone person aged under 35
Couple only, reference person under 35
Eldest child under 5
Eldest child 5 to 14
Eldest child 15 to 24
Dependent and non-dependent children
only
Non-dependent children
only
Couple only, reference person
55 to 64
Couple only, reference person 65 and over
Lone person 65 and over

Income per week
Gross household income
Mean income $
845
1 689
1 687
1 764
2 056
2 378
1 906
1 285
749
383
Median income $
766
1 551
1 465
1 501
1 836
2 180
1 752
1 011
523
289
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
666
888
683
642
660
695
740
729
458
363
Median income $
616
830
623
559
592
662
688
600
349
290
Mean household net worth $
114 885
238 539
511 618
594 810
871 796
808 020
837 657
976 599
867 578
467 915
Proportion of households with characteristic
Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income %
*1.3
-
**0.5
**0.2
**0.5
-
-
**0.4
**0.1
**0.1
Wages and salaries %
77.3
94.1
85.6
78.8
77.7
87.5
76.6
54.6
3.7
2.7
Own unincorporated business income %
4.4
3.5
9.5
10.6
11.3
*5.2
6.3
11.4
3.2
*1.0
Government pensions and allowances %
10.8
*2.0
3.8
8.1
7.0
*5.9
11.4
19.2
67.6
77.6
Other income %
6.2
**0.3
**0.6
2.3
*3.5
**1.4
5.7
14.3
25.4
18.6
Total %
100.0
100.0
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% %
84.6
94.8
14.9
26.5
47.8
40.1
60.5
69.2
8.8
7.1
1% to less than 20% %
*1.4
*1.4
69.1
52.0
36.8
42.9
13.4
5.6
13.3
7.8
20% to less than 50% %
*2.0
*1.8
11.9
13.2
7.8
*11.5
14.5
5.5
10.3
7.3
50% to less than 90% %
*2.8
*1.1
*0.8
2.8
*2.6
*3.5
7.9
7.6
25.8
21.1
90% and over %
8.0
**0.9
*2.8
5.3
4.5
*2.0
*3.6
11.6
41.7
56.5
Total(b) %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Tenure and landlord type
Owner without a mortgage %
*3.5
*2.7
6.0
13.0
29.5
25.3
50.2
61.1
86.4
74.0
Owner with a mortgage %
28.3
46.3
63.0
63.7
58.9
60.3
39.8
28.2
5.9
3.5
Renter
State/territory housing authority %
4.1
*1.0
**0.5
2.3
*2.2
*3.1
*2.8
*1.9
*2.1
7.8
Private landlord %
51.9
45.9
25.6
18.4
8.2
8.0
6.6
6.5
3.3
8.5
Other landlord type %
4.7
*2.6
*2.1
*1.0
**0.5
*2.2
**0.3
*1.3
*0.5
2.7
Total renters %
60.7
49.6
28.2
21.7
10.9
13.3
9.7
9.7
5.9
18.9
Other tenure type %
7.6
*1.4
*2.8
1.6
**0.7
**1.1
**0.3
*1.0
*1.8
3.6
Total %
100.0
100.0
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
1.9
1.5
1.5
2.3
3.0
2.3
1.2
0.2
0.1
Dependent children no.
-
-
1.4
2.1
2.2
1.5
-
-
-
-
Persons
Under 18 years no.
-
-
1.4
2.1
1.7
1.3
0.1
-
-
-
18 to 64 years no.
1.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.5
3.4
2.9
1.9
0.2
-
65 years and over no.
-
-
-
-
-
-
0.3
0.1
1.8
1.0
Total no.
1.0
2.0
3.4
4.1
4.2
4.7
3.3
2.0
2.0
1.0
Estimated number in population
Households '000
369.3
423.5
429.9
859.4
469.3
264.4
449.3
506.8
678.8
744.3
Persons '000
369.3
847.0
1 482.4
3 563.0
1 971.1
1 244.6
1 464.5
1 013.5
1 357.6
744.3
Number of households in sample no.
445
493
548
1 178
517
256
421
750
929
972

* 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) The life cycle groups included here are a selection of single person and single family households
(b) Includes households with nil or negative total income


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