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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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5 INCOME AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION(a), Household characteristics of persons

Mean income
per week
Median income
per week
P90/P10
P80/P20
P80/P50
P20/P50
Gini coefficient
Household characteristics
$
$
ratio
ratio
ratio
ratio
no.

Principal source of household income
Wages and salaries
735
665
2.86
1.99
1.41
0.71
0.240
Own unincorporated business income
684
562
3.77
2.40
1.56
0.65
0.322
Government pensions and allowances
307
298
1.98
1.49
1.24
0.83
0.162
Other income
770
544
5.83
2.67
1.71
0.64
0.438
Total(b)
644
563
3.92
2.55
1.54
0.60
0.307
Family composition of household
One family households
Couple family with dependent children, reference person aged
15-44
617
559
3.24
2.12
1.42
0.67
0.267
45 and over
740
656
3.46
2.11
1.43
0.68
0.282
Total
659
590
3.38
2.11
1.42
0.67
0.277
One parent family with dependent children, reference person aged
15-44
402
353
2.41
1.84
1.45
0.79
0.214
45 and over
551
463
3.82
2.45
1.56
0.64
0.323
Total
446
380
2.86
1.95
1.44
0.74
0.263
Couple only, reference person aged
15-44
915
844
3.23
2.00
1.39
0.70
0.249
45-64
757
645
4.54
2.88
1.61
0.56
0.339
65 and over
458
349
2.48
1.86
1.51
0.81
0.309
Total
704
581
4.41
3.08
1.70
0.55
0.348
Other one family households, reference person aged
15-44
696
678
2.93
2.28
1.45
0.63
0.240
45 and over
691
645
3.34
2.16
1.43
0.66
0.260
Total
693
649
3.29
2.21
1.45
0.65
0.256
Multiple family households
591
563
2.64
1.96
1.38
0.71
0.202
Non-family households
Lone person aged
15-24
508
488
4.32
2.57
1.41
0.55
0.304
25-44
711
682
5.11
2.34
1.42
0.61
0.293
45-64
587
445
5.26
3.60
1.94
0.54
0.420
65 and over
363
290
2.38
1.79
1.52
0.85
0.269
Total
535
400
4.47
3.15
1.95
0.62
0.376
Group households
747
722
3.67
2.41
1.40
0.58
0.262
Total
644
563
3.92
2.55
1.54
0.60
0.307
Household includes
2 or more employed persons
778
709
2.91
1.96
1.40
0.71
0.246
1 employed person
598
502
3.15
2.08
1.50
0.72
0.291
No employed person but at least 1 unemployed person
264
269
3.35
1.65
1.20
0.73
0.240
No persons in the labour force, reference person aged
15-44
284
280
1.95
1.40
1.20
0.86
0.172
45-64
377
291
3.22
1.80
1.48
0.82
0.345
65 and over
379
326
2.26
1.73
1.40
0.81
0.234
Total
644
563
3.92
2.55
1.54
0.60
0.307
Persons living in
Capital city
678
593
4.07
2.55
1.54
0.60
0.310
Balance of state
582
513
3.63
2.45
1.53
0.63
0.293
Total
644
563
3.92
2.55
1.54
0.60
0.307

(a) Equivalised disposable household income
(b) Includes households with nil or negative total income


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