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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/06/1997   
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National summary tables


INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

GDP per capita (1989-90 prices)
$'000
19.4
19.9
20.1
20.8
21.4
r21.7
21.3
r21.2
21.6
22.3
23.1
Real household disposable income per capita
$'000
12.7
12.9
12.7
12.9
r13.3
r13.7
13.5
13.6
13.8
14.0
14.3
Share of gross income going to top quintile (of all income units)
%
n.a.
45.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
46.2
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
47.9
Share of gross income going to bottom quintile (of all income units)
%
n.a.
4.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
4.8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3.6
Gini coefficient (of all income units)
no.
n.a.
0.41
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.42
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.44
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants income units
$
n.a.
550
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
755
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
842
Median gross weekly income of one parent income units
$
n.a.
220
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
279
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
349

Reference periods: Data for GDP and real household disposable income are for the financial year ending 30 June.

SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Main income source from government payments (of all income units)
%
n.a.
27.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
26.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
28.8
Main income source from government payments (of couples with dependants income units)
%
n.a.
8.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
11.4
Main income source from government payments (of one parent income units)
%
n.a.
64.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
61.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
59.4
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
346
368
384
411
441
475
494
510
526
533
551
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
410
436
462
497
538
571
597
616
641
658
690
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
$
361
384
406
433
466
495
521
541
558
578
608
Female/male ratio of mean total full-time adult weekly earnings
no.
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.79
0.80
0.82
0.80
0.82
0.81


INCOME SUPPORT

Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Aged on age pension
%
64.6
62.7
61.5
60.2
59.2
59.3
61.0
62.8
64.3
63.0
62.7
Age pensioners
'000
1,325
1,322
1,329
1,334
1,340
1,376
1,446
1,516
1,582
1,579
1,603
Unemployment allowees
'000
568.7
553.7
478.0
389.8
419.8
676.7
851.8
913.8
878.3
822.6
846.6
Disability support pensioners
'000
273.8
289.1
296.9
307.8
306.7
334.2
378.6
406.6
436.2
464.4
499.2
Sole parent pensioners
'000
250.9
248.9
238.7
239.5
248.9
265.7
278.2
298.4
313.4
324.9
342.3
GDP spent on income support
%
6.3
6.1
5.8
5.4
5.4
6.3
7.2
7.5
7.7
7.4
7.4

Reference periods: Data for GDP spent on income support are for the financial year ending 30 June.

EXPENDITURE

Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Consumer price index (Base year 1989-90 = 100.0)
no.
73.5
80.4
86.3
92.6
100.0
105.3
107.3
108.4
110.4
113.9
118.7

Reference periods: Data for consumer price index are for the financial year ending 30 June.


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