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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2001  
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Contents >> Income and Expenditure >> National summary tables

National summary tables

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

GDP per capita(a)$'000
26.0
25.6
25.4
26.0
26.8
r27.8
28.6
29.3
r30.3
r31.5
32.5
Gross household disposable income per capita$'000
15.4
15.8
16.2
r16.6
r17.1
r18.0
r18.8
r19.4
r20.0
r20.9
21.9
Personal income tax as a proportion of taxable income%
23.1
22.4
21.9
22.2
22.0
22.1
22.7
23.3
23.7
24.0
n.a.
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile (of all income units)%
37.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
37.8
37.6
r37.0
38.2
n.a.
38.5
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of all income units)%
7.6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7.2
7.3
7.6
7.1
n.a.
7.1
Gini coefficient (of all income units)ratio
0.42
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
n.a.
0.45
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants income units$
755
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
842
849
882
928
n.a.
1,000
Median gross weekly income of one-parent income units$
279
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
349
352
349
362
n.a.
424

SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

Wages and salaries as main source of income (of all income units)%
58.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
56.8
55.5
54.8
54.9
n.a.
56.7
Compensation of employees as a proportion of GDP%
48.1
48.4
r48.0
r47.1
r46.9
r47.6
r47.5
r48.3
r47.6
r48.2
48.0
Main income source from government payments (of all income units)%
26.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
28.8
29.0
30.0
29.6
n.a.
28.0
Main income source from government payments (of couples with dependants income units)%
8.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
11.4
11.0
11.6
11.2
n.a.
10.7
Main income source from government payments (of one parent income units)%
61.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
59.4
58.7
64.8
61.6
n.a.
54.5
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees$
475
494
510
526
533
551
574
n.a.
610
n.a.
653
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees$
571
597
616
641
658
690
724
n.a.
782
n.a.
838
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees$
495
521
541
558
578
608
634
n.a.
692
n.a.
737
Female/male ratio of average weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employeesratio
0.90
0.90
0.92
0.91
0.92
0.91
0.89
n.a.
0.89
n.a.
0.90

INCOME SUPPORT

Units
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

Aged on age pension %
59.2
59.3
61.0
62.8
64.3
63.0
62.7
64.4
65.4
65.5
n.y.a.
Age pensioners '000
1,340
1,376
1,446
1,516
1,582
1,579
1,603
1,680
1,683
1,716
1,776
Male age pensioners '000
404
418
448
481
514
545
570
598
614
634
679
Female age pensioners '000
936
957
998
1,034
1,068
1,034
1,033
1,082
1,069
1,082
1,097
Labour market allowance '000
419.8
676.7
851.8
913.8
878.3
822.6
846.6
829.9
809.6
713.4
511.4
Disability support pensioners '000
306.7
334.2
378.6
406.6
436.2
464.4
499.2
527.5
553.3
577.7
618.7
Single-parent payment'000
248.9
265.7
287.2
298.4
313.4
324.9
342.3
358.9
372.3
384.8
419.7
Full weekly benefit received by a couple with two children$
288
310
326
339
347
355
370
391
403
415
n.y.a.
GDP spent on income support %
5.2
6.0
6.8
7.1
7.4
7.1
7.1
7.2
6.8
7.0
n.y.a.

EXPENDITURE

Units
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

Consumer price index (Base year 1989-90 = 100.0)index no.
100.0
105.3
107.3
108.4
110.4
113.9
118.7
120.3
120.3
121.8
124.7
Household final consumption expenditure per capita(a)$'000
15.4
15.4
15.5
15.7
15.9
16.5
17.0
17.3
17.9
18.5
19.6

(a) Chain volume measure, reference year 1997-98.

Reference periods: Data for income distribution, sources of income (except mean weekly earnings data which are at May), and expenditure are for the year ending 30 June. Income support data except full benefit received and GDP spent, which are for the year ending 30 June) are at June.

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