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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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National summary tables


INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997

GDP per capita (1989-90 prices)
$'000
20.3
21.0
21.5
21.9
21.5
21.4
21.9
22.6
23.4
24.0
24.4
Household disposable income per capita
$'000
10.4
11.3
12.5
13.7
14.2
14.6
15.0
15.5
16.5
17.4
18.1
Personal income tax as a proportion of taxable income
%
24.8
23.8
24.1
23.1
22.4
21.9
22.2
22.0
22.1
22.7
23.3
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile (of all income units)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
37.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
37.8
37.6
37.4
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of all income units)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7.6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7.2
7.3
7.6
Gini coefficient (of all income units)
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.42
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.44
0.44
0.44
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants income units
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
755
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
842
849
882
Median gross weekly income of one-parent income units
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
279
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
349
352
349

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

SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998

Wages and salaries as main source of income (of all income units)
%
n.a.
n.a.
58.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
56.8
55.5
54.8
n.a.
Wages, salaries and supplements as a proportion of GDP(I)
%
49.0
48.3
49.3
50.2
50.1
49.6
49.1
49.0
49.0
50.1
49.9
Main income source from government payments (of all income units)
%
n.a.
n.a.
26.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
28.8
29.0
30.0
n.a.
Main income source from government payments (of couples with dependants income units)
%
n.a.
n.a.
8.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
11.4
11.0
11.6
n.a.
Main income source from government payments (of one parent income units)
%
n.a.
n.a.
61.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
59.4
58.7
64.8
n.a.
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
411
441
475
494
510
526
533
551
574
n.a.
610
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
497
538
571
597
616
641
658
690
724
n.a.
782
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
$
433
466
495
521
541
558
578
608
634
n.a.
692
Female/male ratio of mean total full-time adult weekly earnings
no.
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
n.a.
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
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998

Aged on age pension
%
61.5
60.2
59.2
59.3
61.0
62.8
64.3
63.0
62.7
64.4
65.4
Age pensioners
'000
1,329
1,334
1,340
1,376
1,446
1,516
1,582
1,579
1,603
1,680
1,683
Male age pensioners
'000
405
403
404
418
448
481
514
545
570
598
614
Female age pensioners
'000
924
931
936
957
998
1,034
1,068
1,034
1,033
1,082
1,069
Labour market allowance
'000
478.0
389.8
419.8
676.7
851.8
913.8
878.3
822.6
846.6
829.9
809.6
Disability support pensioners
'000
296.9
307.8
306.7
334.2
378.6
406.6
436.2
464.4
499.2
527.5
553.3
Single-parent payment
'000
238.7
239.5
248.9
265.7
287.2
298.4
313.4
324.9
342.3
358.9
372.3
Full weekly benefit received by a couple with two children
$
243
262
288
310
326
339
347
355
370
391
403
GDP(I) spent on income support
%
5.8
5.4
5.4
6.3
7.2
7.5
7.7
7.4
7.3
7.4
7.1

Reference periods: Income support data (except full benefit received and GDP spent which are for the year ending 30 June) are at June.

EXPENDITURE

Units
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998

Consumer price index (Base year 1989-90 = 100.0)
no.
86.3
92.6
100.0
105.3
107.3
108.4
110.4
113.9
118.7
120.3
120.3
Private final consumption expenditure per capita (1989-90 prices)
$'000
12.1
12.5
12.8
12.7
12.9
13.2
13.4
13.9
14.3
14.7
15.2

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


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