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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1999  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/1999   
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State summary tables


INCOME DISTRIBUTION

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

Gross State product per capita (market price)
$'000
1996-97
29.2
29.2
24.8
24.6
30.6
22.2
29.4
35.2
28.1
Household disposable income per capita
$'000
1996-97
19.2
18.7
16.4
16.8
17.3
15.3
18.4
23.2
18.1
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile (of all income units)
%
1996-97
37.7
37.2
37.7
35.8
38.0
35.8
n.a.
37.1
37.4
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of all income units)
%
1996-97
7.7
7.7
7.4
8.5
6.8
8.6
n.a.
6.8
7.6
Gini coefficient (of all income units)
no.
1996-97
0.45
0.42
0.44
0.42
0.46
0.40
n.a.
0.44
0.44
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants income units
$
1996-97
881
861
877
855
960
831
n.a.
1,157
882
Median gross weekly income of one-parent income units
$
1996-97
342
318
370
332
382
*415
n.a.
*374
349

Reference periods: Data for income distribution are for the year ending 30 June.

SOURCES OF INCOME

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

Wages and salaries as main source of income (of all income units)
%
1996-97
55.1
55.9
53.9
48.2
55.9
52.5
n.a.
63.0
54.8
Main income source from government payments (of all income units)
%
1996-97
30.8
28.4
30.6
37.0
26.2
35.4
n.a.
19.5
30.0
Main income source from government payments (of couple with dependants income units)
%
1996-97
12.5
11.2
13.0
*11.8
*6.9
*12.4
n.a.
* *
11.6
Main income source from government payments (of one parent income units)
%
1996-97
67.4
68.2
62.1
70.9
56.0
*50.8
n.a.
*51.0
64.8
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
1998
642
560
588
568
586
554
643
734
610
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
1998
817
767
757
729
781
712
782
874
782
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
$
1998
710
684
674
668
695
653
693
745
692
Female/male ratio of mean total full-time adult weekly earnings
no.
1998
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8

Reference periods: Data for sources of income (except mean weekly earnings data which are at May) are for the year ending 30 June.

INCOME SUPPORT

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

Aged on age pension
%
1998
62.9
65.0
63.3
68.1
62.7
64.6
66.2
49.6
65.4
Age pensioners(a)
'000
1998
572.2
431.0
278.9
161.4
136.6
45.1
5.1
13.7
1,682.6
Male age pensioners
'000
1998
204.8
154.9
102.7
58.3
48.8
16.0
2.0
4.6
613.6
Female age pensioners
'000
1998
367.3
276.1
176.2
103.1
87.8
29.1
3.0
9.2
1,069.0
Labour market allowance
'000
1998
250.1
190.9
165.9
68.9
64.1
27.5
12.7
10.1
790.3
Disability support pensioners(a)
'000
1998
188.0
129.5
99.8
51.9
46.0
19.6
4.3
5.1
553.3
Single-parent payment(a)
'000
1998
123.9
82.1
77.3
30.9
37.0
11.0
5.0
5.1
372.3

(a) Components do not add to total because total for Australia includes pensions paid to people living overseas.

Reference periods: Income support data are at June, except labour market allowance recipients which are at May.

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