4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Feb 2015  
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EARNINGS, INCOME AND ECONOMIC SITUATION

This section on Earnings, Income and Economic situation includes the Key and Related series for the following Indicators:

Earnings
Main source of income at retirement
Superannuation
Economic Resources
Financial Stress



EARNINGS


Key Series

NON-MANAGERIAL ADULT HOURLY ORDINARY TIME CASH EARNINGS (a)(b)(c)(d)

2006
2008
2010
2012

Mean ($)
Median ($)
Mean ($)
Median ($)
Mean ($)
Median ($)
Mean ($)
Median ($)

Males
30.98
26.31
32.40
27.63
33.86
27.99
35.40
29.70
Females
27.71
24.08
28.28
25.03
30.08
25.89
31.20
26.90


(a) Adult (employees) are 21 years of age or over, or employees under 21 years old who are paid at the full adult rate for their occupation.
(b) For definition of 'Ordinary time cash earnings' see Glossary (Economic Security).
(c) In 2011-12 dollars, adjusted using changes in the Consumer Price Index.
(d) The survey refers to the last pay period ending on or before 19 May 2006, 15 August 2008, 21 May 2010 and 18 May 2012.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours.


Related Series

ADULT WEEKLY TOTAL CASH EARNINGS (a)(b)(c)(d)

2006
2008
2010
2012

Mean ($)
Median ($)
Mean ($)
Median ($)
Mean ($)
Median ($)
Mean ($)
Median ($)

Males
1,244.44
1,075.62
1,399.59
1,210.07
1,456.76
1,236.96
1,399.60
1,189.00
Females
832.32
773.98
934.85
854.65
1,009.21
904.92
946.80
852.00


(a) Adult (employees) are 21 years of age or over, or employees under 21 years old who are paid at the full adult rate for their occupation.
(b) Total cash earnings of employees is equal to ordinary time earnings plus overtime earnings.
(c) In 2011-12 dollars, adjusted using changes in the Consumer Price Index.
(d) The survey refers to the last pay period ending on or before 19 May 2006, 15 August 2008, 21 May 2010 and 18 May 2012.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours.


For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.

MAIN SOURCE OF INCOME AT RETIREMENT


Key Series

PERSONS NOT IN LABOUR FORCE, MAIN SOURCE OF PERSONAL INCOME IS SUPERANNUATION OR ANNUITY (a), 65 years and over

2003–04
2005–06
2007–08
2009–10
2011–12

%
%
%
%
%
Males
16.7
16.9
19.3
17.4
18.8
Females
9.3
7.9
9.2
10.3
10.5

a) Males and females aged 65 years and over and not in labour force with main source of income as superannuation or annuity as a proportion of total population aged 65 years and over and not in labour force for each sex.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Income and Housing.


SUPERANNUATION


Key Series


NO SUPERANNUATION COVERAGE (a), 15-69 years

2000
2007

%
%

Males
25.8
19.4
Females
38.2
26.5

(a) Males and females aged 15-69 years with no superannuation coverage as a proportion to total population aged 15-69 years for each sex.

Source: ABS Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 6361.0).


Related Series


SUPERANNUATION BALANCE (ACCOUNTS IN ACCUMULATION PHASE) (a)(b)(c), 15 years and over

2000 (d)
2007 (e)

Mean ($)
Median ($)
Mean
($)
Median ($)

Males
60,271
17,225
87,589
31,252
Females
27,490
8,116
52,272
18,489

(a) For up to three superannuation accounts per person.
(b) In 2007 dollars, adjusted using changes in the Consumer Price Index.
(c) Mean and median were calculated using known values (i.e. missing values were excluded).
(d) Information collected for persons aged 15-69 years only in SEAS 2000.
(e) Information collected for persons aged 15 years and over in SEARS 2007.

Source: ABS Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 6361.0);
ABS data available on request, Survey of Employment Arrangements and Superannuation, 2000.


For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.


ECONOMIC RESOURCES


Key Series


PERSONS LIVING IN LOW ECONOMIC RESOURCE (a) HOUSEHOLDS (b), 15 years and over

2003-04
2005-06
2009-10
2011-12

%
%
%
%
Males
18.4
18.4
17.9
18.6
Females
20.6
20.9
20.0
20.1

(a) Persons in the lowest two quintiles of both equivalised adjusted disposable household income (adjusted to include imputed rent) and equivalised household net worth.
(b) Income estimates from 2009-10 and 2011-12 are not directly comparable with estimates for 2003-04 and 2005-06 due to improvements made to measuring income.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Income and Housing.





Related Series

PERSONS LIVING IN LOW INCOME (a) HOUSEHOLDS (b), 15 years and over

2003-04
2005-06
2009-10
2011-12

%
%
%
%
Males
17.2
17.5
17.3
17.8
Females
19.7
19.5
18.5
19.0

(a) Persons in the lowest quintile of equivalised adjusted disposable household income (adjusted to include imputed rent).
(b) Income estimates from 2009-10 and 2011-12 are not directly comparable with estimates for 2003-04 and 2005-06 due to improvements made to measuring income.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Income and Housing.




PERSONS LIVING IN LOW WEALTH (a) HOUSEHOLDS, 15 years and over

2003-04
2005-06
2009-10
2011-12

%
%
%
%
Males
18.1
18.4
17.8
18.7
Females
19.1
19.0
18.6
18.8

(a) Persons in the lowest quintile of equivalised household net worth.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Income and Housing.
FINANCIAL STRESS


Key Series

PERSONS, PROPORTION LIVING IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH ONE OR MORE CASH FLOW PROBLEMS (a)(b),
15 years and over

2003-04
2009-10

%
%

Males
18.5
16.2
Females
20.1
17.2

(a) For definition of 'cash flow problems' see Glossary (Economic Security).
(b) Males and females aged 15 years and over living in households with one or more cash flow problems as a proportion of total population for each sex.

Source: ABS data available on request, Household Expenditure Survey.


Related Series

PERSONS, PROPORTION LIVING IN HOUSEHOLDS UNABLE TO RAISE $2,000 FOR AN EMERGENCY (a),
15 years and over

2003-04
2009-10

%
%

Males
12.2
12.8
Females
14.0
14.4

(a) Males and females aged 15 years and over living in households unable to raise $2,000 for an emergency as a proportion of total population for each sex.

Source: ABS data available on request, Household Expenditure Survey.
Definitions of the concepts presented above can be found in the Economic Security Glossary (under the Explanatory Notes tab). More detailed information can be found in the Economic Security Data Cube (under the Downloads tab).