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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
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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
1994-95
25.9
26.6
22.9
22.6
27.5
20.6
28.3
32.0
25.4
Household disposable income per capita
$'000
1994-95
16.8
16.5
14.7
15.1
15.8
13.8
15.9
21.1
16.1
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile (of all income units)
%
1994-95
38.1
38.6
36.9
37.2
37.4
35.8
n.a.
35.2
37.8
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of all income units)
%
1994-95
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.8
7.4
7.9
n.a.
7.3
7.2
Gini coefficient (of all income units)
no.
1994-95
0.45
0.44
0.44
0.43
0.42
0.41
n.a.
0.38
0.44
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants income units
$
1994-95
866
842
816
757
852
820
n.a.
1,003
842
Median gross weekly income of one parent income units
$
1994-95
326
361
349
334
387
261
n.a.
*458
349


SOURCES OF INCOME

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

Main income source from government payments (of all income units)
%
1994-95
28.4
28.3
28.8
34.8
27.3
34.8
n.a.
17.5
28.8
Main income source from government payments (of couple with dependants income units)
%
1994-95
12.1
10.3
12.4
11.2
10.9
14.9
n.a.
* *
11.4
Main income source from government payments (of one parent income units)
%
1994-95
56.1
58.8
61.4
59.8
66.7
73.7
n.a.
*46.5
59.4
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
1995
572
553
524
518
543
501
560
624
551
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
1995
712
689
654
648
703
638
680
770
690
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
$
1995
621
603
590
590
616
572
616
655
608
Female/male ratio of mean total full-time adult weekly earnings
no.
1995
0.80
0.81
0.81
0.84
0.76
0.86
0.84
0.80
0.81


INCOME SUPPORT

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

Aged on age pension
%
1995-96
60.6
62.7
60.4
66.3
59.7
62.1
61.7
45.4
62.7
Age pensioners(a)
'000
1995-96
546.5
410.1
267.5
157.0
129.3
43.5
4.7
12.0
1,602.8
Unemployment allowees
'000
1995-96
263.4
211.8
173.6
76.3
71.9
27.5
11.6
10.4
846.6
Disability support pensioners(a)
'000
1995-96
172.3
115.6
88.3
46.0
42.8
17.0
3.9
4.3
499.2
Sole parent pensioners(a)
'000
1995-96
114.8
75.1
69.3
29.0
34.0
10.4
4.7
4.8
342.3

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



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