6523.0 - Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, 2005-06  
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13 AGE OF REFERENCE PERSON

Household characteristics
15-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65
and
over
All households

Income per week
Gross household income
Mean income $
1 065
1 431
1 543
1 714
1 279
602
1 305
Median income $
955
1 314
1 313
1 469
989
437
1 040
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
576
668
635
727
708
432
644
Median income $
543
613
557
656
611
346
563
Mean household net worth $
88 583
269 098
465 046
725 028
823 785
666 003
562 859
Proportion of households with characteristic
Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income %
**0.4
*0.6
*0.5
*0.6
*0.8
**0.1
0.5
Wages and salaries %
71.8
82.6
74.5
77.1
54.0
5.8
59.3
Own unincorporated business income %
*2.6
5.2
8.5
7.1
8.4
2.2
6.1
Government pensions and allowances %
17.6
10.5
14.4
11.4
24.4
70.6
26.1
Other income %
7.6
1.1
2.1
3.8
12.4
21.3
8.0
Total %
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% %
58.1
55.3
42.2
57.1
57.0
7.9
43.7
1% to less than 20% %
11.6
25.0
32.3
23.0
9.4
11.0
20.2
20% to less than 50% %
12.3
9.0
10.9
8.1
8.5
10.3
9.5
50% to less than 90% %
6.4
3.5
5.3
3.3
7.1
23.9
8.6
90% and over %
11.2
6.6
8.8
8.0
17.3
46.8
17.3
Total(a) %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Tenure and landlord type
Owner without a mortgage %
*2.7
6.5
12.4
29.3
53.7
79.3
34.3
Owner with a mortgage %
18.7
41.3
53.8
48.6
27.5
5.3
35.0
Renter
State/territory housing authority %
5.8
3.9
4.8
4.2
4.9
5.1
4.7
Private landlord %
63.6
42.8
25.6
14.9
11.0
6.1
22.0
Other landlord type %
5.2
2.4
1.7
1.5
1.3
1.6
1.9
Total renters %
74.6
49.1
32.0
20.6
17.3
12.8
28.5
Other tenure type %
*4.0
3.1
1.9
1.5
1.5
2.6
2.2
Total %
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 %
9.1
30.9
53.4
37.5
7.4
*0.6
26.2
One parent family with dependent children %
7.8
10.0
12.2
8.4
2.0
**0.2
6.8
Couple only %
21.2
24.8
10.4
16.1
40.2
42.7
25.8
Other one family households %
17.0
6.4
4.9
17.1
21.4
8.3
11.5
Multiple family households %
*2.6
*1.5
*1.4
*0.9
**0.4
*0.5
1.0
Non-family households
Lone person %
23.8
20.1
15.8
18.9
27.5
46.9
25.7
Group households %
18.5
6.3
2.0
1.2
1.1
0.8
3.0
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Average number in household
Employed persons no.
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.8
1.3
0.2
1.3
Dependent children no.
0.3
0.8
1.4
0.8
0.1
-
0.6
Persons
Under 18 years no.
0.3
0.8
1.4
0.7
0.1
-
0.6
18 to 64 years no.
1.9
1.8
1.8
2.2
2.0
0.2
1.6
65 years and over no.
-
-
-
-
0.1
1.4
0.3
Total no.
2.2
2.6
3.3
2.9
2.1
1.6
2.5
Estimated number in population
Households '000
379.0
1 386.2
1 703.8
1 607.7
1 261.3
1 588.1
7 926.2
Persons '000
827.2
3 600.3
5 548.2
4 705.5
2 660.3
2 589.2
19 930.7
Number of households in sample no.
484
1 637
2 046
2 065
1 656
2 073
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