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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1994  
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State summary tables


INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
Year
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Gross state product per head of mean population (market price)
$'000
1991-92
22.8
22.9
19.8
20.3
23.9
18.0
24.6
28.3
22.2
Household disposable income per mean head of population
$'000
1991-92
15.7
15.4
13.2
14.2
13.9
12.6
13.6
19.2
14.9
Share of net equivalent income going to top quintile (of net income less housing costs)
%
1990
37.8
37.9
37.5
36.5
37.9
36.8
35.2
37.5
37.7
Share of net equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of net income less housing costs)
%
1990
7.5
7.6
7.5
8.2
7.3
8.0
7.4
7.5
7.6
Gini coefficient (net equivalent income less housing costs)
no.
1990
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.28
0.30
0.29
0.28
0.30
0.30
Median gross weekly income of married couple with dependants income units
$
1990
809
748
672
702
765
673
921
926
755
Median gross weekly income of one parent income units
$
1990
276
284
281
294
262
264
367
355
279


SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
Year
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Main income source from government benefits (of all income units)
%
1990
26.6
24.7
28.0
30.6
27.0
33.7
16.3
16.4
26.7
Main income source from government benefits (of married couple with dependants income units)
%
1990
7.9
7.2
8.8
10.9
9.2
16.4
*7.0
*4.2
8.4
Main income source from government benefits (of one parent income units)
%
1990
61.7
58.8
62.8
60.1
67.1
68.8
*53.2
*41.8
61.3
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
1992
532
511
478
475
502
481
556
571
510
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
1992
640
610
578
589
623
586
659
684
616
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
$
1992
551
537
522
526
548
530
588
581
541
Female/male ratio of mean total full-time adult weekly earnings
no.
1992
0.81
0.83
0.83
0.86
0.79
0.82
0.80
0.80
0.82


INCOME SUPPORT

Units
Year
NSW
Vic.
Qld.
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Aged on age pension
%
1992
59.1
60.3
61.0
64.4
59.2
60.6
65.4
44.0
61.0
Age pensioners
'000
1992
501.7
371.2
239.1
144.6
115.4
40.3
3.9
10.1
1,446.2
Unemployment beneficiaries
'000
1992
275.0
224.2
147.1
75.9
81.7
28.6
12.2
7.1
851.8
Disability support pensioners
'000
1992
129.6
90.0
62.1
36.0
35.1
11.7
3.0
3.0
378.6
Sole parent pensioners
'000
1992
97.9
62.8
54.3
25.2
28.9
9.6
4.4
4.0
287.2



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