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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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4 INCOME QUINTILES, Household characteristics of persons

Equivalised disposable household income quintile
All persons
Household characteristics

Lowest
%
Second
%
Third
%
Fourth
%
Highest
%
%
'000
Second and
third deciles %

Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income
100.0
-
-
-
-
100.0
68.0
-
Wages and salaries
4.7
17.8
24.8
26.8
25.9
100.0
13209.2
10.5
Own unincorporated business income
15.5
22.8
22.4
18.4
20.9
100.0
1398.8
18.9
Government pensions and allowances
70.6
25.7
3.4
*0.3
-
100.0
4065.1
52.7
Other income
18.8
22.2
21.5
14.6
22.9
100.0
1189.6
16.9
Total
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
100.0
19930.7
20.0
Family composition of household
One family households
Couple family with dependent children, reference person aged
15-44
14.3
23.7
25.7
21.8
14.6
100.0
5630.2
17.4
45 and over
10.2
15.2
23.4
26.4
24.8
100.0
2925.6
13.5
Total
12.9
20.8
24.9
23.4
18.1
100.0
8555.8
16.1
One parent family with dependent children, reference person aged
15-44
45.6
31.2
14.9
6.5
*1.8
100.0
1146.6
44.7
45 and over
27.8
27.1
21.2
11.6
12.2
100.0
473.3
22.5
Total
40.4
30.0
16.7
8.0
4.8
100.0
1619.9
38.2
Couple only, reference person aged
15-44
5.1
7.3
11.7
29.1
46.9
100.0
1200.2
5.3
45-64
17.7
15.0
17.6
18.3
31.4
100.0
1529.8
17.0
65 and over
46.7
29.7
12.0
5.8
5.8
100.0
1357.6
51.6
Total
23.6
17.6
14.0
17.3
27.4
100.0
4087.6
25.1
Other one family households, reference person aged
15-44
8.3
19.9
18.0
24.1
29.6
100.0
624.7
14.5
45 and over
11.7
18.5
20.6
24.4
24.8
100.0
2039.4
13.8
Total
10.9
18.8
20.0
24.3
26.0
100.0
2664.2
14.0
Multiple family households
*7.8
35.1
21.0
*20.8
*15.3
100.0
433.9
29.1
Non-family households
Lone person aged
15-24
30.3
19.4
28.7
*13.2
*8.3
100.0
90.2
18.0
25-44
17.6
7.7
21.9
24.9
27.9
100.0
548.0
7.3
45-64
41.2
11.6
13.7
13.8
19.8
100.0
650.9
13.6
65 and over
67.1
18.8
6.7
4.0
3.5
100.0
744.3
32.7
Total
43.8
13.5
14.0
13.2
15.5
100.0
2 033.3
19.1
Group households
10.5
13.1
19.2
26.6
30.6
100.0
536.0
15.2
Total
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
100.0
19 930.7
20.0
Household includes
2 or more employed persons
5.0
12.9
22.6
29.3
30.1
100.0
10 546.9
7.7
1 employed person
15.0
32.8
24.5
14.4
13.3
100.0
5 406.3
24.9
No employed person but at least 1 unemployed person
86.8
*10.3
**1.5
-
**1.4
100.0
454.3
44.2
No persons in the labour force, reference person aged
15-44
83.8
14.3
*1.1
**0.4
**0.5
100.0
718.7
48.5
45-64
66.7
16.7
8.9
*5.1
*2.6
100.0
754.9
34.9
65 and over
56.4
27.7
9.7
3.4
2.8
100.0
2 049.6
49.3
Total
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
100.0
19 930.7
20.0
Persons living in
Capital city
18.1
18.6
19.4
21.0
22.9
100.0
12 854.5
17.1
Balance of State
23.6
22.4
21.1
18.2
14.7
100.0
7 076.2
25.2
Total
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
100.0
19 930.7
20.0

* 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)


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