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National and State Summary Tables


ECONOMIC RESOURCES: NATIONAL SUMMARY

INCOME GROWTH

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

1Real net national
disposable income per capita(a)
$'000
r26.1
r27.1
r28.1
r29.1
r29.9
r31.1
r31.5
r32.3
r32.9
r34.3
35.1
3Real GDP per capita(a)$'000
r33.2
r34.2
r35.1
r36.3
r37.7
r38.8
r39.0
r40.0
r40.8
r41.9
42.4
Weekly earnings
4Average weekly total earnings
– all employees
$
551
574
n.a.
610
n.a.
653
n.a.
698
n.a.
757
n.a.
5Average weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employees$
608
634
n.a.
692
n.a.
737
n.a.
800
n.a.
868
n.a.
6Total hourly rates of pay
excluding bonuses(b)
index no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
82.2
84.8
87.3
90.3
93.3
96.5
100.0
103.8
7Full weekly benefit received by
a single age pensioner
$
189
197
199
202
203
203
207
211
220
232
238
8Full weekly benefit received by
a couple with two children
$
355
370
386
393
397
405
445
465
482
496
531
9Consumer price index(c)index no.
113.9
118.7
120.3
120.3
121.8
124.7
132.2
136.0
140.2
143.5
147.0

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

10Female/male ratio of mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employeesratio
0.91
0.89
n.a.
0.89
n.a.
0.90
n.a.
0.89
n.a.
0.90
n.a.
Disposable household income
Mean weekly income
of selected households(d)
11Lone person aged under 35 years$
480
r488
r524
r498
n.a.
r555
r552
n.a.
r539
567
n.a.
12Couple only, reference person
aged under 35
$
1 017
r1 006
r1 039
r1 049
n.a.
r1 192
r1 122
n.a.
r1 175
1 231
n.a.
13Couple with dependent children$
1 020
r1 003
r1 023
r1 076
n.a.
r1 123
r1 153
n.a.
r1 140
1 257
n.a.
14One parent with dependent children$
535
r556
r568
r585
n.a.
r629
r623
n.a.
r618
669
n.a.
15Couple only, reference person
aged 65 and over
$
470
r467
r526
r499
n.a.
r545
r523
n.a.
r555
597
n.a.
16Lone person aged 65 and over$
253
r265
r279
r282
n.a.
r318
r297
n.a.
r311
350
n.a.
17All households$
787
779
801
820
n.a.
872
859
n.a.
871
914
n.a.
Mean weekly equivalised
household income for
selected groups of persons(d)
18Low income$
r246
r246
r255
r258
n.a.
r262
r267
n.a.
r276
300
n.a.
19Middle income$
r404
r399
r413
r421
n.a.
r439
r449
n.a.
r460
492
n.a.
20High income$
r861
r838
r862
r903
n.a.
r954
r981
n.a.
r999
1 027
n.a.
21All households$
455
450
464
477
n.a.
497
510
n.a.
522
549
n.a.
Weekly equivalised household income
of persons at top of selected income percentiles(d)
2220th(P20)$
r245
r243
r253
r255
n.a.
r261
r266
n.a.
r273
299
n.a.
2350th(P50)$
r403
r397
r412
r418
n.a.
r439
r449
n.a.
r459
491
n.a.
2480th(P80)$
r625
r627
r642
r654
n.a.
r690
r699
n.a.
r719
743
n.a.
Ratio of equivalised household incomes of persons at top of selected
income percentiles
25P90/P10ratio
3.77
3.73
3.66
3.77
n.a.
3.89
3.98
n.a.
4.00
3.70
n.a.
26P80/P20ratio
2.56
r2.58
2.53
2.56
n.a.
2.64
2.63
n.a.
2.63
2.49
n.a.
27P80/P50ratio
1.55
r1.58
1.56
1.56
n.a.
1.57
1.56
n.a.
1.57
1.52
n.a.
28P20/P50ratio
0.61
0.61
0.62
0.61
n.a.
0.59
0.59
n.a.
0.60
0.61
n.a.
Share of total equivalised income received by persons with:
29Low income%
10.8
11.0
11.0
10.8
n.a.
10.5
10.5
n.a.
10.6
10.9
n.a.
30High income%
37.8
37.3
37.1
37.9
n.a.
38.4
38.5
n.a.
38.3
37.4
n.a.
31Gini coefficient of equivalised incomeratio
0.302
0.296
0.292
0.303
n.a.
0.310
0.311
n.a.
0.309
0.294
n.a.

EXPENDITURE

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

32Real household final consumption expenditure per capita(a)$'000
r19.4
r19.8
r20.1
r20.8
r21.6
r22.2
r22.7
r23.1
r23.7
r24.7
25.4

SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Main source of income –
of all households
33Wages and salaries%
57.6
r56.8
56.3
56.8
n.a.
56.7
56.9
n.a.
58.0
57.5
n.a.
34Own business or partnership%
6.1
7.3
6.6
6.0
n.a.
6.4
6.4
n.a.
6.2
6.0
n.a.
35Government pensions
and allowances
%
r28.5
r28.0
r28.6
r28.5
n.a.
28.7
28.3
n.a.
26.6
27.7
n.a.
36Other%
6.7
7.0
7.6
7.7
n.a.
7.3
7.3
n.a.
8.1
8.2
n.a.
Income Support
37Social assistance benefits in cash to residents as a proportion of GDP%
r8.4
r8.4
r8.4
r8.1
r8.0
r8.1
r8.7
r8.5
r8.2
r8.6
8.4
Main source of income is government pensions and allowances – proportion of all households in selected groups
38Lone person aged under 35 years%
13.7
14.6
15.6
16.3
n.a.
17.2
13.7
n.a.
10.3
12.9
n.a.
39Couple only, reference person
aged under 35
%
3.6
*1.6
*2.6
*3.6
n.a.
*2.6
*2.8
n.a.
3.4
*2.0
n.a.
40Couple with dependent children%
10.4
9.7
10.6
10.3
n.a.
10.7
9.1
n.a.
8.7
7.7
n.a.
41One parent with dependent children%
58.1
53.3
58.7
54.3
n.a.
53.1
53.0
n.a.
48.9
54.2
n.a.
42Couple only, reference person
aged 65 and over
%
69.3
71.2
65.2
65.9
n.a.
70.1
71.7
n.a.
66.4
66.9
n.a.
43Lone person aged 65 and over%
83.4
79.8
80.0
77.9
n.a.
79.8
79.2
n.a.
79.9
76.5
n.a.
Recipients of selected
government payments
44Labour market
program allowance(e)
'000
r773.7
r812.4
r798.0
r837.6
r778.7
r697.8
r666.9
r635.9
r599.8
r567.8
533.2
45Single-parent payment'000
324.9
342.3
358.9
372.3
r382.3
r391.4
r416.7
r427.8
r437.0
r449.3
450.8
46Disability support pension(f)'000
464.4
499.2
527.5
r553.3
r577.7
r602.3
623.9
658.9
673.3
696.7
706.8
47Age pension'000
1 579
1 603
1 680
1 683
1 716
1 730
1 786
1 811
1 854
1 870
1 915
48Age pensioners –
of persons of qualifying age
%
63.0
62.7
64.4
65.4
65.5
65.9
65.8
66.2
66.3
67.4
66.3
49Females – of all age pensioners%
65.5
64.4
64.4
63.5
63.1
62.1
61.6
59.6
59.4
59.5
59.1

(a) Chain volume measure, reference year 2003–04.
(b) Base of index: 2003–04 = 100.0.
(c) Base of index: 1989–90 = 100.0.
(d) Adjusted for changes in the Consumer Price Index; values are given in 2003–04 dollars.
(e) From 2001 excludes Newstart customers who received a nil rate of payment.
(f) Includes payments to people living overseas.

Reference periods: All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicators 4–5 and 10 are at May.
Data for indicators 7–8 and 44–49 are at June.


ECONOMIC RESOURCES: STATE SUMMARY

INCOME GROWTH

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

2Gross household disposable income
per capita
$'0002004–05
28.6
28.5
24.5
25.5
27.0
23.0
26.7
43.1
27.5
Weekly earnings
4Average weekly total earnings
– all employees
$2004
802
759
709
679
757
618
759
856
757
5
Average weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employees$2004
904
865
819
812
893
797
864
900
868
6Total hourly rates of pay
excluding bonuses(a)
index no.2005
103.6
103.9
103.8
103.5
104.3
104.1
103.7
104.3
103.8

INCOME DISTRIBUTION UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

10
Female/male ratio of mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employeesratio2004
0.91
0.88
0.89
0.92
0.85
0.92
0.95
0.93
0.90
Disposable household income
Mean weekly income
of selected households
11Lone person aged under 35 years$2003–04
595
550
531
509
606
405
808
642
567
12Couple only, reference person
aged under 35
$2003–04
1 306
1 266
1 113
1 173
1 249
994
1 380
1 228
1 231
13Couple with dependent children$2003–04
1 308
1 279
1 162
1 220
1 231
1 087
1 269
1 489
1 257
14One parent with dependent children$2003–04
685
700
634
628
639
620
665
833
669
15Couple only, reference person
aged 65 and over
$2003–04
648
574
545
573
591
534
*998
696
597
16Lone person aged 65 and over$2003–04
336
330
416
312
344
307
305
362
350
17All households$2003–04
971
919
851
846
895
757
1 102
1 086
914
Mean weekly equivalised household income for selected groups of persons
18Low income$2003–04
298
302
295
301
303
279
366
386
300
19Middle income$2003–04
510
491
471
463
484
425
599
630
492
20High income$2003–04
1 091
1 018
945
997
993
842
1 159
1 175
1 027
21All households$2003–04
571
548
519
529
539
476
643
669
549
Weekly equivalised household income of persons at top of selected income percentiles
2220th(P20)$2003–04
295
301
295
301
303
280
354
393
299
2350th(P50)$2003–04
514
488
472
461
483
420
591
628
491
2480th(P80)$2003–04
777
747
689
691
727
637
861
899
743
Ratio of equivalised household incomes of persons at top of selected income percentiles
25P90/P10ratio2003–04
3.93
3.79
3.49
3.50
3.54
3.38
4.09
3.94
3.70
26P80/P20ratio2003–04
2.63
2.48
2.34
2.29
2.40
2.28
2.43
2.29
2.49
27P80/P50ratio2003–04
1.51
1.53
1.46
1.50
1.51
1.52
1.46
1.43
1.52
28P20/P50ratio2003–04
0.58
0.62
0.62
0.65
0.63
0.67
0.60
0.63
0.61
Share of total equivalised household
income received by persons with:
29Low income%2003–04
10.4
11.0
11.4
11.3
11.3
11.7
11.3
11.5
10.9
30High income%2003–04
38.2
37.1
36.3
37.7
36.8
35.6
36.0
35.0
37.4
31Gini coefficient of equivalised incomeratio2003–04
0.307
0.291
0.278
0.286
0.285
0.266
0.286
0.268
0.294

SOURCES OF INCOME

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Main source of income –
of all households
33Wages and salaries%2003–04
58.4
58.4
56.1
53.6
57.2
52.1
73.8
67.7
57.5
34Own business or partnership%2003–04
5.4
5.2
6.6
6.6
8.1
5.0
5.6
4.5
6.0
35Government pensions
and allowances
%2003–04
26.6
27.2
29.7
31.2
26.8
36.6
16.3
16.7
27.7
36Other%2003–04
9.2
8.8
6.6
8.2
7.0
5.9
*3.8
11.1
8.2
Income Support
Recipients of selected
government payments
44Labour market
program allowance
'0002005
173.3
127.4
105.6
45.0
45.2
18.8
12.6
5.2
533.2
45Single-parent payment(b)'0002005
145.4
100.3
98.6
36.0
45.4
13.4
5.9
5.1
450.8
46Disability support pension(c)'0002005
227.6
168.9
135.9
67.6
59.7
25.1
5.9
7.0
706.8
47Age pension(c)'0002005
624
486
336
177
164
53
6
18
1915
48Age pensioners –
of persons of qualifying age
%2005
62.4
66.4
64.2
70.1
63.5
69.9
59.0
51.3
66.3
49Females – of all age pensioners%2005
59.8
59.9
58.6
59.9
59.5
59.2
54.8
62.3
59.1


(a) Base of index: 2003–04 = 100.0.
(b) Components do not add to Australian total because total for Australia includes payments where valid geographic data were not available.
(c) 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: All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicators 4–5 and 10 are at May.
Data for indicators 44–49 are at June.


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