6523.0 - Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, 2005-06  
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1 EQUIVALISED DISPOSABLE HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Indicator
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1999-2000
2000-01
2002-03
2003-04(a)
2005-06

Mean income per week(b)
Lowest quintile $
191
192
203
201
203
206
211
239
255
Second quintile $
309
309
321
322
331
339
352
381
414
Third quintile $
427
422
437
445
464
475
486
521
565
Fourth quintile $
570
568
582
599
623
636
654
682
746
Highest quintile $
910
887
912
954
1 008
1 037
1 056
1 100
1 239
All persons $
481
476
491
504
526
539
552
585
644
Second and third deciles $
260
261
270
272
276
282
292
317
341
Income per week at top of selected percentiles(b)
10th (P10) $
217
216
226
227
229
232
236
260
274
20th (P20) $
259
257
268
270
276
282
289
316
340
30th (P30) $
309
310
319
323
331
335
353
378
415
40th (P40) $
361
360
378
375
392
403
416
449
489
50th (P50) $
427
421
436
442
465
475
485
522
563
60th (P60) $
493
487
500
516
535
553
562
595
647
70th (P70) $
568
566
580
597
618
632
653
677
743
80th (P80) $
661
663
679
691
729
739
760
790
867
90th (P90) $
819
806
826
855
892
921
943
975
1 073
Income share
Lowest quintile %
7.9
8.1
8.3
8.0
7.7
7.7
7.7
8.2
7.9
Second quintile %
12.8
13.0
13.1
12.8
12.6
12.6
12.8
13.0
12.9
Third quintile %
17.7
17.7
17.8
17.7
17.7
17.6
17.6
17.8
17.6
Fourth quintile %
23.7
23.9
23.7
23.8
23.7
23.6
23.7
23.3
23.2
Highest quintile %
37.8
37.3
37.1
37.9
38.4
38.5
38.3
37.6
38.5
All persons %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Second and third deciles %
10.8
11.0
11.0
10.8
10.5
10.5
10.6
10.8
10.6
Ratio of incomes at top of selected income percentiles
P90/P10 ratio
3.78
3.74
3.66
3.77
3.89
3.97
4.00
3.75
3.92
P80/P20 ratio
2.56
2.58
2.54
2.56
2.64
2.63
2.63
2.50
2.55
P80/P50 ratio
1.55
1.57
1.56
1.56
1.57
1.56
1.57
1.51
1.54
P20/P50 ratio
0.61
0.61
0.61
0.61
0.59
0.59
0.60
0.61
0.60
Gini coefficient no.
0.302
0.296
0.292
0.303
0.310
0.311
0.309
0.297
0.307
Number of households in sample no.
6 819
6 963
7 245
7 025
6 637
6 786
10 211
11 361
9 961
Factor applied to adjust to 2005-06 dollars no.
0.751
0.782
0.793
0.793
0.822
0.871
0.924
0.946
1.000

(a) Estimates for 2003-04 have been revised to include salary sacrificed income not already included in wages and salaries
(b) In 2005-06 dollars, adjusted using changes in the Consumer Price Index