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National and state economic resources summary tables

ECONOMIC RESOURCES: NATIONAL SUMMARY

INCOME GROWTH

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1
Real net national disposable income per capita(a)
$'000
22.9
24.1
r25.6
r26.5
r27.5
r28.4
r29.4
r29.8
r30.6
r31.2
32.5
2
Real GDP per capita(a)
$'000
28.7
30.4
r32.1
r33.0
r34.0
r35.5
r36.4
r36.7
r37.6
r38.4
39.3
Weekly earnings
3
Average weekly total earnings - all employees
$
533
551
574
n.a.
610
n.a.
653
n.a.
698
n.a.
757
4
Average weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employees
$
578
608
634
n.a.
692
n.a.
737
n.a.
800
n.a.
868
5
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses(b)
index no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a
r82.2
r84.8
r87.3
r90.3
r93.3
r96.5
100.0
6
Full weekly benefit received by a single age pensioner
$
197
189
197
199
202
203
203
207
211
220
232
7
Full weekly benefit received by a couple with two children
$
347
355
370
386
393
397
405
445
465
482
496
8
Consumer price index(c)
index no.
110.4
113.9
118.7
120.3
120.3
121.8
124.7
132.2
136.0
140.2
143.5

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

9
Female/male ratio of mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employees
ratio
0.92
0.91
0.89
n.a.
0.89
n.a.
0.90
n.a.
0.89
n.a.
0.90
Disposable household income
Mean weekly income of selected households(d)
10
Lone person aged under 35 years
$
n.a.
n.a.
r477
r512
r487
n.a.
r530
r539
n.a.
527
n.y.a.
11
Couple only, reference person aged under 35
$
n.a.
n.a.
r983
r1 015
r1 024
n.a.
r1 138
r1 096
n.a.
1 148
n.y.a.
12
Couple with dependant children
$
n.a.
n.a.
r980
r999
r1 051
n.a.
r1 072
r1 126
n.a.
1 114
n.y.a.
13
One parent with dependant children
$
n.a.
n.a.
r543
r555
r572
n.a.
r600
r608
n.a.
604
n.y.a.
14
Couple only, reference person aged 65 and over
$
n.a.
n.a.
r457
r514
r488
n.a.
r520
r511
n.a.
542
n.y.a.
15
Lone person aged 65 and over
$
n.a.
n.a.
r259
r272
r275
n.a.
r303
r291
n.a.
304
n.y.a.
Mean weekly equivalised income for selected groups of households(d)
16
Low income
$
n.a.
r240
r241
r250
r252
n.a.
r256
r261
n.a.
269
n.y.a.
17
Middle income
$
n.a.
r395
r389
r404
r412
n.a.
r429
r439
n.a.
450
n.y.a.
18
High income
$
n.a.
r841
r819
r842
r882
n.a.
r932
r958
n.a.
976
n.y.a.
Weekly equivalised household income of persons at top of selected income percentiles(d)
19
20th(P20)
$
n.a.
r239
r237
r247
r249
n.a.
r255
r260
n.a.
267
n.y.a.
20
50th(P50)
$
n.a.
r394
r388
r402
r409
n.a.
r429
r438
n.a.
448
n.y.a.
21
80th(P80)
$
n.a.
r611
r612
r627
r639
n.a.
r674
r683
n.a.
702
n.y.a.
Ratio of equivalised household incomes of persons at top of selected income percentiles
22
P90/P10
ratio
n.a.
3.77
r3.73
3.66
3.77
n.a.
3.89
r3.98
n.a.
4.00
n.y.a.
23
P80/P20
ratio
n.a.
2.56
2.58
r2.53
2.56
n.a.
2.64
2.63
n.a.
2.63
n.y.a.
24
P80/P50
ratio
n.a.
1.55
r1.58
1.56
1.56
n.a.
1.57
1.56
n.a.
1.57
n.y.a.
25
P20/P50
ratio
n.a.
0.61
0.61
r0.62
0.61
n.a.
0.59
0.59
n.a.
0.60
n.y.a.
Share of total equivalised income received by persons with:
26
Low income
%
n.a.
10.8
r11.0
11.0
10.8
n.a.
10.5
10.5
n.a.
10.6
n.y.a.
27
High income
%
n.a.
37.8
37.3
37.1
37.9
n.a.
38.4
38.5
n.a.
38.3
n.y.a.
28
Gini coefficient of equivalised income
ratio
n.a.
0.302
0.296
0.292
0.303
n.a.
0.310
0.311
n.a.
0.309
n.y.a.

EXPENDITURE

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

29
Real household final consumption expenditure per capita(a)
$'000
17.2
16.6
17.3
17.8
18.6
19.5
20.3
20.9
21.6
22.4
23.9

SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

Main source of income - of all households
30
Wages and salaries
%
n.a.
57.6
56.7
56.3
56.8
n.a.
56.7
56.9
n.a.
58.0
n.y.a.
31
Own business or partnership
%
n.a.
6.1
7.3
6.6
6.0
n.a.
6.4
6.4
n.a.
6.2
n.y.a.
32
Government pensions and allowances
%
n.a.
28.4
28.2
28.7
28.4
n.a.
28.7
28.3
n.a.
26.6
n.y.a.
33
Other
%
n.a.
6.7
6.8
7.6
7.7
n.a.
7.3
7.3
n.a.
8.1
n.y.a.
Income support
34
GDP spent on social assistance benefits in cash to residents
%
8.9
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.3
8.4
r8.5
r9.1
8.9
8.7
9.2
Main source of income is government pensions and allowances - proportion of all households in selected groups
35
Lone person aged under 35 years
%
n.a.
n.a.
14.6
15.6
16.3
n.a.
17.2
13.7
n.a.
10.3
n.y.a.
36
Couple only, reference person aged under 35
%
n.a.
n.a.
*1.6
*2.6
*3.6
n.a.
*2.6
*2.8
n.a.
3.4
n.y.a.
37
Couple with dependant children
%
n.a.
n.a.
9.7
10.6
10.3
n.a.
10.7
9.1
n.a.
8.7
n.y.a.
38
One parent with dependant children
%
n.a.
n.a.
53.3
58.7
54.3
n.a.
53.1
53.0
n.a.
48.9
n.y.a.
39
Couple only, reference person aged 65 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
71.2
65.2
65.9
n.a.
70.1
71.7
n.a.
66.4
n.y.a.
40
Lone person aged 65 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
79.8
80.0
77.9
n.a.
79.8
79.2
n.a.
79.9
n.y.a.
Recipients of selected government payments
41
Labour market program allowance(e)
'000
878.3
822.6
846.6
829.9
r871.5
r773.8
r699.4
r703.4
r674.8
r633.3
602.7
42
Single-parent payment(f)
'000
313.4
324.9
342.3
358.9
372.3
384.9
397.3
424.6
436.6
444.8
455.6
43
Disability support pension(g)
'000
436.2
464.4
499.2
527.5
555.3
577.8
602.4
623.9
658.9
673.3
696.7
44
Age pension
'000
1,582
1,579
1,603
1,680
1,683
1,716
1,730
1,786
1,811
1,854
1,870
45
Age pensioners - of persons of qualifying age
%
64.3
63.0
62.7
64.4
65.4
65.5
65.9
65.8
66.2
66.3
67.4
46
Females - of all age pensioners
%
67.5
65.5
64.4
64.4
63.5
63.1
62.1
61.6
r59.6
r59.4
59.5

(a) Chain volume measure, reference year 2002-03.
(b) Base year is 2003-04 financial year.
(c) Base of each index: 1989-90 = 100.0.
(d) Adjusted for changes in the Consumer Price Index; values are given in 2002-03 dollars.
(e) Average weekly data for June. Includes people who receive a nil rate of payment.
(f) Includes people who receive a nil rate of payment and payments to people living overseas.
(g) Includes payments to people living overseas.

Reference periods:
All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicators 3-4 and 9 are at May.
Data for indicators 6-7, 41 and 43-46 are at June and data for indicator 42 is at June Quarter.

ECONOMIC RESOURCES: STATE SUMMARY

INCOME GROWTH

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

1
Gross household disposable income per capita
$'000
2003-04
26.8
27.2
22.9
23.9
26.0
22.0
28.0
38.2
25.9
Weekly earnings
2
Average weekly total earnings - all employees
$
2004
802
759
709
679
757
618
759
856
757
3
Average weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employees
$
2004
904
865
819
812
893
797
864
900
868
4
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses(a)
index no.
2004
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

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

5
Female/male ratio of mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employees
ratio
2004
0.91
0.88
0.89
0.92
0.85
0.92
0.95
0.93
0.90
Disposable household income
Mean weekly income of selected households
6
Lone person aged under 35 years
$
2002-03
495
580
515
510
556
389
480
618
527
7
Couple only, reference person aged under 35
$
2002-03
1,229
1,223
965
1,087
1,045
974
1,130
1,235
1,148
8
Couple with dependant children
$
2002-03
1,151
1,108
1,072
1,022
1,135
956
1,276
1,403
1,114
9
One parent with dependant children
$
2002-03
596
602
589
661
610
584
581
709
604
10
Couple only, reference person aged 65 and over
$
2002-03
522
554
593
470
515
573
433
753
542
11
Lone person aged 65 and over
$
2002-03
326
309
266
284
295
284
288
406
304
Mean weekly equivalised household income for selected groups of persons
12
Low income
$
2002-03
270
269
267
263
272
250
330
363
269
13
Middle income
$
2002-03
457
455
433
429
446
392
552
615
450
14
High income
$
2002-03
1,012
1,003
910
895
970
777
973
1,127
976
Weekly equivalised household income of persons at top of selected income percentiles
15
20th(P20)
$
2002-03
266
266
268
262
271
249
304
350
267
16
50th(P50)
$
2002-03
452
454
430
430
441
391
569
613
448
17
80th(P80)
$
2002-03
729
718
662
665
692
601
848
858
702
Ratio of equivalised household incomes of persons at top of selected income percentiles
18
P90/P10
ratio
2002-03
4.26
4.09
3.65
3.81
3.86
3.49
4.05
3.79
4.00
19
P80/P20
ratio
2002-03
2.74
2.70
2.46
2.54
2.55
2.42
2.79
2.45
2.63
20
P80/P50
ratio
2002-03
1.61
1.58
1.54
1.55
1.57
1.54
1.49
1.40
1.57
21
P20/P50
ratio
2002-03
0.59
0.59
0.63
0.61
0.61
0.64
0.53
0.57
0.60
Share of total equivalised household income received by persons with:
22
Low income
%
2002-03
10.3
10.4
11.0
11.0
10.7
11.5
10.6
11.3
10.6
23
High income
%
2002-03
38.7
38.7
37.4
37.2
38.3
35.8
33.8
34.9
38.3
24
Gini coefficient of equivalised income
ratio
2002-03
0.315
0.314
0.296
0.291
0.310
0.276
0.265
0.272
0.309

SOURCES OF INCOME

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

Main source of income - of all households
25
Wages and salaries
%
2002-03
57.3
58.9
57.8
53.8
60.3
50.1
80.1
70.0
58.0
26
Own business or partnership
%
2002-03
6.0
5.7
6.5
6.7
7.4
5.0
*5.4
4.7
6.2
27
Government pensions and allowances
%
2002-03
26.3
25.8
27.7
30.8
24.7
37.6
11.4
12.1
26.6
28
Other
%
2002-03
8.9
8.7
6.7
8.4
6.3
6.4
*2.7
12.9
8.1
Income support
Recipients of selected government payments
29
Labour market program allowance(b)
'000
2004
184.8
141.6
124.2
49.5
57.5
21.4
17.0
5.6
601.7
30
Single-parent payment(c)(d)
'000
2004
146.3
100.4
100.6
36.3
46.5
13.6
6.1
5.3
455.6
31
Disability support pension(d)
'000
2004
225.6
165.6
134.2
66.3
58.7
33.3
7.0
5.7
696.7
32
Age pension(d)
'000
2004
608.3
473.1
325.0
172.3
155.9
52.3
6.1
17.0
1,869.6
33
Age pensioners - of persons of qualifying age
%
2004
63.1
67.0
65.3
70.4
63.3
71.3
62.4
52.1
67.4
34
Females - of all age pensioners
%
2004
60.0
60.0
58.8
60.1
59.7
59.4
55.4
62.3
59.5

(a) Base year is 2003-04 financial year.
(b) Point in time data. Includes people who receive a nil rate of payment.
(c) Includes people who receive a nil rate of payment.
(d) Components do not add to Australian total because total for Australia includes payments to people living overseas and where valid geographic data were not available.

Reference periods:
All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicators 2-3 and 5 are at May.
Data for indicators 29 and 31-34 are at June and data for indicator 30 is at June quarter.


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