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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1995  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/06/1995   
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National summary tables


INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

GDP(A) per capita (1989-90 prices)$'000
r18.0
18.7
19.4
r20.0
20.1
r20.8
r21.4
r21.8
r21.4
r21.2
21.6
Real household disposable income per mean head of population$'000
n.a.
n.a.
12.7
12.9
12.6
12.9
13.4
13.8
13.6
r13.7
13.7
Share of gross income going to top quintile (of all income units)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
45.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
46.2
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Share of gross income going to bottom quintile (of all income units)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
4.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
4.8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Gini coefficient (of all income units)no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.41
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.42
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Median gross weekly income of married couple with dependants income units$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
550
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
755
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Median gross weekly income of one parent income units$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
220
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
278
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.



SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Main income source from government benefits (of all income units)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
27.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
26.6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Main income source from government benefits (of married couples with dependants income units)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Main income source from government benefits (of one parent income units) %
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
64.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
61.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees$
297
n.a.
346
368
384
411
441
475
494
510
526
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees$
355
n.a.
410
436
462
497
538
571
597
616
641
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees$
318
n.a.
361
384
406
433
466
495
521
541
558
Female/male ratio of mean total full-time adult weekly earningsno.
0.79
n.a.
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.80
0.82
0.80



INCOME SUPPORT

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Aged on age pension %
74.0
70.4
67.1
64.6
62.7
61.5
60.2
59.2
59.3
61.0
62.7
Age pensioners '000
1,391
1,358
1,332
1,325
1,322
1,329
1,334
1,340
1,376
1,446
1,516
Unemployment beneficiaries'000
633.3
588.1
562.3
568.7
553.7
478.0
389.8
419.8
676.7
851.8
913.8
Disability support pensioners'000
220.3
240.6
259.2
273.8
289.1
296.9
307.8
306.7
334.2
378.6
406.6
Sole parent pensioners'000
224.5
234.7
246.3
250.9
248.9
238.7
239.5
248.9
265.7
278.2
298.4
GDP spent on income support %
6.7
6.8
6.6
6.3
6.1
5.8
5.4
5.4
6.2
7.2
7.5



EXPENDITURE

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Consumer price index no.
60.9
65.0
67.8
73.5
80.4
86.3
92.6
100.0
105.3
107.3
108.4

Reference periods: Data for GDP(A) per capita, real household disposable income, income support and expenditure are for the financial year ending 30 June.

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