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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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6 INCOME QUINTILE

EQUIVALISED DISPOSABLE HOUSEHOLD INCOME QUINTILE
Household characteristics
Lowest
Second
Third
Fourth
Highest
All
households
Second and
third deciles

Income per week
Equivalised disposable household income
Mean income $
255
414
565
746
1 239
644
341
Median income $
274
415
563
743
1 073
563
340
Mean household net worth $
332 588
394 390
480 524
549 681
1 081 236
562 859
331 035
Proportion of households with characteristic
Principal source of household income
Zero or negative income %
2.0
-
-
-
-
0.5
-
Wages and salaries %
10.4
50.1
78.1
87.3
85.6
59.3
26.5
Own unincorporated business income %
3.6
7.0
7.2
6.6
6.9
6.1
5.0
Government pensions and allowances %
77.7
32.2
4.2
*0.6
-
26.1
61.6
Other income %
6.4
10.8
10.5
5.6
7.5
8.0
6.8
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% %
9.6
21.2
42.5
66.1
86.6
43.7
13.1
1% to less than 20% %
4.4
22.2
39.1
29.8
12.7
20.2
10.6
20% to less than 50% %
6.2
25.3
14.5
3.5
*0.6
9.5
15.2
50% to less than 90% %
16.2
22.0
2.9
*0.3
-
8.6
27.1
90% and over %
61.6
9.4
*0.9
**0.3
-
17.3
34.1
Total(a) %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Tenure and landlord type
Owner without a mortgage %
47.6
39.9
28.6
24.6
26.7
34.3
45.9
Owner with a mortgage %
13.8
27.6
41.9
47.3
50.3
35.0
19.6
Renter
State/territory housing authority %
13.2
4.5
1.5
*1.0
*0.4
4.7
7.6
Private landlord %
19.2
23.9
24.3
24.1
19.9
22.0
22.5
Other landlord type %
2.9
1.6
1.8
1.4
1.3
1.9
1.6
Total renters %
35.3
29.9
27.5
26.6
21.6
28.5
31.8
Other tenure type %
3.3
2.5
1.9
1.6
1.4
2.2
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 %
12.7
28.7
36.0
34.4
24.6
26.2
19.6
One parent family with dependent children %
10.7
10.8
6.6
3.2
1.8
6.8
12.2
Couple only %
24.4
24.9
20.2
24.1
34.8
25.8
31.6
Other one family households %
5.6
12.5
12.9
14.6
14.0
11.5
8.9
Multiple family households %
*0.3
1.9
*1.3
*1.2
*0.9
1.0
*1.3
Non-family households
Lone person %
45.0
19.0
20.1
18.3
19.5
25.7
24.0
Group households %
1.3
2.3
3.0
4.2
4.4
3.0
2.4
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Average number in household
Employed persons no.
0.3
1.0
1.5
1.9
1.9
1.3
0.6
Dependent children no.
0.5
0.8
0.8
0.6
0.4
0.6
0.7
Persons
Under 18 years no.
0.5
0.8
0.8
0.6
0.4
0.6
0.7
18 to 64 years no.
0.9
1.4
1.8
2.0
2.0
1.6
1.1
65 years and over no.
0.6
0.5
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.6
Total no.
2.0
2.7
2.8
2.7
2.5
2.5
2.5
Estimated number in population
Households
Capital city '000
1 137.8
851.6
886.6
978.7
1 171.5
5 026.2
889.2
Balance of State '000
841.3
597.3
532.1
488.0
441.1
2 899.9
731.8
Total '000
1 979.1
1 448.9
1 418.7
1 466.8
1 612.7
7 926.2
1 621.0
Persons '000
3 994.3
3 982.1
3 985.3
3 984.3
3 984.7
19 930.7
3 987.9
Number of households in sample no.
2 576
1 878
1 786
1 765
1 956
9 961
2 102

* 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 households with nil or negative total income


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