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6523.0 - Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, 2005-06  
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14 STATES AND TERRITORIES, Capital City

Household characteristics
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT(a)
Aust.

Income per week
Gross household income per week
Mean income $
1 559
1 368
1 357
1 197
1 319
1 141
1 675
1 639
1 410
Median income $
1 259
1 088
1 139
954
1 025
936
1 548
1 445
1 139
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
712
658
673
617
663
597
730
786
678
Median income $
609
589
598
541
591
545
661
712
593
Mean household net worth $
697162
596544
500730
475573
534828
455702
411569
573126
591 028
Proportion of households with characteristic
Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income %
*0.2
**0.3
**0.3
**0.3
*0.8
**0.4
-
**0.4
0.4
Wages and salaries %
64.5
62.2
63.4
57.3
62.3
57.3
79.7
68.0
62.9
Own unincorporated business income %
5.9
5.3
4.7
4.6
7.1
*6.6
*7.0
*4.0
5.5
Government pensions and allowances %
21.1
23.6
23.8
29.4
23.4
26.1
*8.5
14.3
23.0
Other income %
8.2
8.6
7.9
8.4
6.4
9.6
*4.8
13.3
8.2
Total %
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% %
48.7
47.9
45.3
38.9
46.7
39.7
52.9
57.2
46.9
1% to less than 20% %
20.8
19.6
21.8
20.6
19.4
22.4
23.6
24.3
20.6
20% to less than 50% %
9.2
8.8
8.9
10.9
10.0
12.1
*15.0
*3.9
9.3
50% to less than 90% %
6.6
8.3
8.0
9.0
7.9
9.9
**4.6
*3.7
7.6
90% and over %
14.5
15.1
15.5
20.2
15.2
15.5
**3.8
10.6
15.2
Total(b) %
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 %
30.5
34.8
33.1
33.7
28.9
36.1
17.7
27.3
32.1
Owner with a mortgage %
35.9
35.6
34.9
34.6
41.9
35.8
39.6
42.5
36.5
Renter
State/territory housing authority %
5.4
3.4
4.3
8.8
3.9
*6.4
*10.7
8.0
4.9
Private landlord %
25.0
23.1
24.0
20.2
20.8
17.0
21.8
19.4
23.1
Other landlord type %
1.5
*1.1
2.0
1.6
*1.5
*2.8
**6.1
*1.9
1.5
Total renters %
31.9
27.5
30.3
30.5
26.2
26.1
38.6
29.3
29.5
Other tenure type %
1.7
2.1
*1.7
*1.1
*3.0
*2.0
**4.0
**0.9
1.9
Total %
100.0
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 %
30.7
26.0
25.6
24.5
26.1
23.4
37.8
29.0
27.4
One parent family with dependent children %
6.2
7.0
5.9
8.0
6.4
6.7
*7.5
5.0
6.6
Couple only %
21.8
25.3
25.1
23.4
24.9
25.6
22.1
26.9
24.0
Other one family households %
14.3
13.4
9.2
11.0
9.9
11.0
*11.7
7.5
12.2
Multiple family households %
2.3
*0.7
*1.8
**0.6
*0.7
**0.6
**1.2
**1.0
1.4
Non-family households
Lone person %
22.1
24.2
27.8
29.8
29.6
28.5
*15.3
27.0
25.3
Group households %
2.6
3.4
4.7
2.6
2.4
*4.3
**4.4
*3.7
3.1
Total %
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.
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.3
1.2
1.6
1.4
1.3
Dependent children no.
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.9
0.6
0.7
Persons
Under 18 no.
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.6
0.5
0.9
0.6
0.6
18 to 64 years no.
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.6
1.5
1.9
1.7
1.7
65 years and over no.
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
*0.1
0.2
0.3
Total no.
2.7
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.4
3.0
2.5
2.6
Estimated number in population
Households '000
1 571.5
1 403.4
725.3
467.1
605.8
81.8
42.9
128.5
5 026.2
Persons '000
4 244.4
3 575.2
1 799.2
1 121.5
1 471.5
196.4
126.6
319.7
12854.5
Number of households in sample no.
1 415
1 247
798
1 037
1 031
337
117
423
6 405

* 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) Capital city estimates for the ACT relate to total ACT
(b) Includes households with nil or negative total income


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