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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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16 STATES AND TERRITORIES, All Households

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

Income per week
Gross household income
Mean income $
1 378
1 283
1 275
1 151
1 299
1 025
1 602
1 639
1 305
Median income $
1 076
1 024
1 056
905
1 023
850
1 507
1 445
1 040
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
660
635
632
605
658
546
724
786
644
Median income $
565
564
556
529
581
486
670
712
563
Mean household net worth $
632402
566312
499509
502052
550603
406638
391911
573126
562 859
Proportion of households with characteristic
Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income %
*0.4
*0.3
*0.7
*0.5
*0.7
*0.6
-
**0.4
0.5
Wages and salaries %
59.3
58.9
60.0
55.1
61.0
52.8
78.6
68.0
59.3
Own unincorporated business income %
6.0
5.7
6.4
5.4
7.3
6.5
*6.0
*4.0
6.1
Government pensions and allowances %
25.7
26.8
25.9
31.2
23.8
31.5
*10.9
14.3
26.1
Other income %
8.6
8.3
7.0
7.7
7.2
8.5
*4.6
13.3
8.0
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% %
44.2
43.8
43.3
38.8
46.0
37.0
53.4
57.2
43.7
1% to less than 20% %
19.9
20.5
20.9
19.2
19.6
19.3
22.5
24.3
20.2
20% to less than 50% %
9.9
8.9
9.2
10.3
10.1
12.6
*13.2
*3.9
9.5
50% to less than 90% %
8.1
9.6
8.7
9.5
7.9
10.4
*4.6
*3.7
8.6
90% and over %
17.5
16.9
17.2
21.6
15.7
20.1
*6.3
10.6
17.3
Total(c) %
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 %
34.9
37.3
32.0
34.6
29.8
39.3
18.4
27.3
34.3
Owner with a mortgage %
33.5
34.8
34.7
35.0
39.8
33.8
37.2
42.5
35.0
Renter
State/territory housing authority %
5.0
3.7
3.6
8.1
4.0
5.2
*11.7
8.0
4.7
Private landlord %
22.8
21.3
24.8
18.9
20.2
16.9
20.5
19.4
22.0
Other landlord type %
1.6
*0.9
2.9
1.7
2.7
*2.5
*8.2
*1.9
1.9
Total renters %
29.4
25.9
31.2
28.8
26.9
24.7
40.4
29.3
28.5
Other tenure type %
2.1
2.1
2.1
1.6
3.5
2.2
*4.0
**0.9
2.2
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 %
27.4
25.7
26.3
23.2
25.6
22.8
36.5
29.0
26.2
One parent family with dependent children %
6.1
7.2
7.0
8.0
6.8
7.2
*6.3
5.0
6.8
Couple only %
25.6
24.8
26.8
25.7
26.3
28.1
21.9
26.9
25.8
Other one family households %
13.5
12.4
9.9
10.1
8.9
9.0
*10.4
7.5
11.5
Multiple family households %
1.6
*0.6
*1.1
**0.4
*0.8
**0.2
**1.9
**1.0
1.0
Non-family households
Lone person %
23.2
26.2
24.7
30.5
29.1
29.8
18.9
27.0
25.7
Group households %
2.5
3.0
4.2
2.2
2.4
2.9
*4.1
*3.7
3.0
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.
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.3
1.1
1.6
1.4
1.3
Dependent children no.
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.8
0.6
0.6
Persons
Under 18 years no.
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.8
0.6
0.6
18 to 64 years no.
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.9
1.7
1.6
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.
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.8
2.5
2.5
Estimated number in population
Households '000
2 569.7
1 987.9
1 545.0
637.9
803.7
200.2
53.2
128.5
7 926.2
Persons '000
6 675.7
4 975.2
3 884.4
1 504.3
1 943.1
477.6
150.5
319.7
19930.7
Number of households in sample no.
2 363
1 843
1 694
1 332
1 366
777
163
423
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) Households in collection districts defined as very remote were excluded, accounting for about 24% of the population in the NT
(b) As the balance of state is not available for the ACT, estimates for the ACT are the same as those for Canberra (see Table 14)
(c) Includes households with nil or negative total income


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