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6523.0 - Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, 2005-06  
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15 STATES AND TERRITORIES, Balance of State

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

Income per week
Gross household income
Mean income $
1 092
1 080
1 202
1 025
1 239
945
1 122
Median income $
859
882
1 000
767
953
783
898
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
568
577
597
568
643
510
582
Median income $
503
513
532
493
551
457
513
Mean household net worth $
530 452
493 719
498 430
574 454
598 902
372 786
514 034
Proportion of households with characteristic
Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income %
*0.7
**0.4
*1.0
**1.1
**0.5
**0.8
0.8
Wages and salaries %
51.0
51.0
57.0
49.1
57.0
49.7
53.0
Own unincorporated business income %
6.2
6.7
8.0
7.8
7.8
6.5
7.0
Government pensions and allowances %
32.9
34.6
27.8
36.3
25.3
35.3
31.5
Other income %
9.2
7.3
6.1
5.7
9.4
7.8
7.7
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% %
37.1
33.9
41.5
38.5
43.5
35.1
38.2
1% to less than 20% %
18.6
22.7
20.1
15.3
20.1
17.2
19.7
20% to less than 50% %
10.8
9.0
9.5
8.7
10.5
13.0
10.0
50% to less than 90% %
10.4
12.8
9.3
11.0
8.1
10.6
10.4
90% and over %
22.3
21.2
18.6
25.3
17.2
23.3
20.9
Total(b) %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Tenure and landlord type
Owner without a mortgage %
41.9
43.3
31.1
37.0
32.6
41.5
38.1
Owner with a mortgage %
29.8
32.8
34.4
35.9
33.3
32.5
32.4
Renter
State/territory housing authority %
4.4
4.5
2.9
*6.5
*4.3
4.5
4.2
Private landlord %
19.4
17.0
25.4
15.6
18.4
16.9
20.2
Other landlord type %
*1.7
**0.4
3.7
*2.1
*6.2
*2.3
2.4
Total renters %
25.5
21.9
32.1
24.1
28.9
23.7
26.8
Other tenure type %
2.8
*2.0
*2.4
*3.0
*5.2
*2.3
2.7
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 %
22.3
25.1
27.0
19.6
24.2
22.4
24.2
One parent family with dependent children %
6.1
7.7
8.0
7.7
8.0
7.6
7.2
Couple only %
31.6
23.7
28.3
31.9
30.8
29.8
28.9
Other one family households %
12.1
10.1
10.4
7.4
5.9
7.6
10.3
Multiple family households %
*0.6
**0.2
*0.6
-
**0.9
-
*0.5
Non-family households
Lone person %
24.9
31.1
22.0
32.2
27.7
30.6
26.2
Group households %
*2.5
*2.2
3.7
**1.2
*2.5
*1.9
2.7
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Average number in household
Employed persons no.
1.1
1.1
1.3
1.1
1.2
1.0
1.2
Dependent children no.
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.6
Persons
Under 18 years no.
0.6
0.6
0.7
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.6
18 to 64 years no.
1.5
1.4
1.6
1.4
1.5
1.4
1.5
65 years and over no.
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
Total no.
2.4
2.4
2.5
2.2
2.4
2.4
2.4
Estimated number in population
Households '000
998.2
584.5
819.7
170.8
197.9
118.5
2 899.9
Persons '000
2 431.3
1 400.1
2 085.2
382.8
471.7
281.2
7 076.2
Number of households in sample no.
948
596
896
295
335
440
3 556

* 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 NT and ACT households. Separate ACT estimates are not available. NT estimates are not shown separately since estimates for the NT other than Darwin are not considered reliable. See paragraph 36 of the Explanatory Notes
(b) Includes households with nil or negative total income


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