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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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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


Gross State Product at market prices per capita
Gross household disposable income per capita
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile(a)(b)
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile(a)(c)
Gini coefficient(a)

(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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