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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
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State summary tables

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

1Gross household disposable income per capita
$'000
2001-2002
25.5
25.1
21.5
22.0
23.9
19.5
25.6
34.3
24.2
Weekly earnings
2Average weekly total earnings - all employees
$
2002
736
704
643
669
679
594
700
777
698
3Average weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employees
$
2002
827
804
756
777
792
759
803
864
800
4Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
index no.
2002
115.6
114.7
114.2
114.1
114.5
112.6
113.2
113.5
114.8


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

2002

0.89

0.91

0.88

0.91

0.86

1.00

0.88

0.89

0.89


Household disposable income













Mean weekly income of selected households












6


Lone person aged under 35

$

1997-1998

431.2

411.3

430.0

424.2

355.2

295.7

*492.5

*506.0

413.7

7


Couple only, reference person aged under 35

$

1997-1998

910.0

908.2

798.8

807.9

885.9

742.3

*1,016.4

*1,003.5

875.0

8


Couple with dependent children only

$

1997-1998

833.1

840.4

863.5

728.2

820.5

713.8

1,037.4

969.8

833.8

9


One parent with dependent children only

$

1997-1998

422.7

449.2

425.9

412.4

460.6

390.8

612.3

468.0

434.5

10


Couple only, reference person aged 65 and over

$

1997-1998

432.8

420.6

416.5

353.6

438.1

406.0

**277.3

*683.4

421.9

11


Lone person aged 65 and over

$

1997-1998

237.4

223.8

247.5

224.8

248.7

224.7

253.2

297.1

236.1


Mean weekly equivalised income for selected groups of households












12


Low income

$

1997-1998

425

445

426

398

433

405

479

509

427

13


Middle income

$

1997-1998

733

734

709

629

730

604

887

932

720

14


High income

$

1997-1998

1,740

1,590

1,604

1,373

1,729

1,404

1,666

1,783

1,642


Weekly equivalised income of households at top of selected income percentile












15


20th(P20)

$

1997-1998

421

439

420

398

422

408

491

519

420

16


50th(P50)

$

1997-1998

725

722

700

627

739

595

860

943

716

17


80th(P80)

$

1997-1998

1,229

1,178

1,125

1,071

1,206

963

1,281

1,428

1,180


Ratios of weekly equivalised incomes of households at top of selected income percentiles












18


P90/P10

ratio

1997-1998

4.11

3.90

3.80

3.59

4.07

3.41

4.13

4.44

3.96

19


P80/P20

ratio

1997-1998

2.92

2.68

2.68

2.69

2.86

2.36

2.61

2.75

2.81

20


P80/P50

ratio

1997-1998

1.70

1.63

1.61

1.71

1.63

1.62

1.49

1.51

1.65

21


P20/P50

ratio

1997-1998

0.58

0.61

0.60

0.63

0.57

0.69

0.57

0.55

0.59


Share of weekly equivalised income received by households with:












22


High incomes

%

1997-1998

40.2

37.9

38.9

37.8

40.3

39.1

35.6

35.9

39.2

23


Low incomes

%

1997-1998

9.8

10.6

10.3

10.9

10.0

11.2

10.4

10.2

10.2

24

Gini coefficient of weekly equivalised household income

ratio

1997-1998

0.336

0.307

0.316

0.308

0.332

0.304

0.290

0.295

0.322



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

Main source of income - of all households
25Wages and salaries
%
1998
r56.8
r59.8
r55.8
r49.3
r57.9
r51.5
r72.4
r65.7
r57.0
26Own business or partnership
%
1998
5.6
5.9
6.9
5.2
7.9
4.2
*3.2
*4.9
6.0
27Government pensions and allowances
%
1998
r29.2
r25.1
r29.4
r35.5
r26.0
r36.7
r21.1
r15.9
r28.4
28Other
%
1998
7.5
8.2
7.1
7.7
7.2
6.8
n.a.
12.6
7.6
Income support
Main source of income is government pensions and allowances - proportion of all households in selected life-cycle groups
29Lone person aged under 35
%
1998
15.1
*11.9
*13.9
*17.5
*25.3
*36.6
n.a.
n.a.
16.1
30Couple only, reference person aged under 35
%
1998
*6.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3.9
31Couple with dependent children only
%
1998
12.8
7.8
12.3
16.7
*7.4
*11.5
n.a.
n.a.
10.9
32One parent with dependent children only
%
1998
60.2
54.1
62.4
70.0
56.5
62.7
n.a.
**47.6
59.1
33Couple only, reference person aged 65 and over
%
1998
66.8
67.0
60.4
72.6
61.5
75.7
n.a.
**32.7
65.6
34Lone person aged 65 and over
%
1998
81.1
71.0
80.6
79.4
77.1
88.0
n.a.
**51.5
78.1
Recipients of selected government payments
35Labour market program allowance(a)
'000
2001
196.2
147.1
151.1
58.7
66.3
23.6
15.4
6.0
664.9
36Single-parent payment(b)
'000
2002
141.5
95.4
95.2
35.1
45.1
12.8
6.0
5.4
436.6
37Disability support pension(b)
'000
2002
217.1
155.2
124.9
63.0
55.1
22.9
5.2
6.7
658.9
38Age pension(b)
'000
2002
601.4
462.8
308.6
170.6
151.0
49.2
5.7
16.5
1,810.8
39Age pensioners - of persons of qualifying age
%
2001
62.4
65.7
63.7
69.3
63.1
66.9
64.4
51.4
65.8
40Females - of all age pensioners
%
2001
62.4
62.2
61.4
62.2
62.4
62.2
57.1
64.4
61.6

(a) Point in time data which will not match average of weekly data. This data include people whom receive a nil rate of payment.
(b) 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: Data for income distribution and sources of income (except average weekly total earnings data which are at May) are for the year ending 30 June. Income support data are at June.

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