1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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The Gross State Product (at market prices) per capita for Tasmania in 1999-2000 was $24,600, compared to $33,200 for Australians as a whole. Gross household disposable income of Tasmanians during the same time period was $18,000, compared to $21,900 nationally.

Of all income units, Tasmania's share of equivalent income going to the top quintile was 35.2%, compared to Australia's 38.5%. The share of equivalent income going to the bottom quintile was 9.1% for Tasmania, compared to Australia's 7.1%.

The Gini coefficient for Tasmania was 0.42, compared to 0.45 for Australia. The Gini Coefficient is a measure for measuring inequality of income distribution and is expressed as a ratio that is between 0 and 1. A low Gini coefficient such as that recorded by Tasmania indicates that the population has a relatively equal income distribution.

INCOME DISTRIBUTION, Selected Characteristics - 1999-2000

Units
Tasmania
Australia

Gross State Product at market prices per capita
$'000
24.6
33.2
Gross household disposable income per capita
$'000
18.0
21.9
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile(a)(b)
%
35.2
38.5
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile(a)(c)
%
9.1
7.1
Gini coefficient(a)
ratio
0.42
0.45

(a) Of all income units.
(b) Share of equivalent income received by the 20% of income units with the highest incomes.
(c) Share of equivalent income received by the 20% of income units with the lowest incomes.

Source: Australian Social Trends, 2001 (Cat. no. 4102.0).


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