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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/1996   
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State summary tables


INCOME DISTRIBUTION

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

Gross state product per capita (market price)
$'000
1993-94
24.4
25.1
21.8
21.9
26.9
19.3
26.7
31.0
24.1
Household disposable income per capita
$'000
1993-94
16.4
16.0
14.3
14.8
15.6
13.5
14.7
20.5
15.7
Share of net equivalent income going to top quintile (of net income less housing costs)
%
1990
37.8
37.9
37.5
36.5
37.9
36.8
35.2
37.5
37.7
Share of net equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of net income less housing costs)
%
1990
7.5
7.6
7.5
8.2
7.3
8.0
7.4
7.5
7.6
Gini coefficient (of all income units)
no.
1990
0.42
0.41
0.41
0.41
0.41
0.41
0.37
0.39
0.42
Median gross weekly income of couple with dependants income units
$
1990
809
748
672
702
765
673
921
926
755
Median gross weekly income of one parent income units
$
1990
276
284
281
294
262
264
367
355
279


SOURCES OF INCOME

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

Main income source from government payments (of all income units)
%
1990
26.6
24.7
28.0
30.6
27.0
33.7
16.3
16.4
26.7
Main income source from government payments (of couple with dependants income units)
%
1990
7.9
7.2
8.8
10.9
9.2
16.4
*7.0
*4.2
8.4
Main income source from government payments (of one parent income units)
%
1990
61.7
58.8
62.8
60.1
67.1
68.8
*53.2
*41.8
61.3
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
1994
556
535
509
502
500
508
586
594
533
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
1994
676
659
623
636
648
616
702
742
658
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
$
1994
588
578
554
567
575
552
620
638
578
Female/male ratio of mean total full-time adult weekly earnings
no.
1994
0.82
0.82
0.80
0.84
0.77
0.84
0.81
0.81
0.82


INCOME SUPPORT

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

Aged on age pension
%
1994-95
60.9
62.8
61.0
66.6
60.2
62.4
66.0
46.7
63.0
Age pensioners(a)
'000
1994-95
540.1
404.5
262.3
155.6
126.9
43.1
4.7
11.9
1,578.7
Unemployment allowees
'000
1994-95
260.7
212.3
156.2
74.2
69.2
28.6
11.7
9.7
822.6
Disability support pensioners(a)
'000
1994-95
159.9
107.7
81.1
43.2
40.6
15.4
3.7
4.0
464.4
Sole parent pensioners(a)
'000
1994-95
109.8
71.4
64.3
27.6
32.3
10.2
4.5
4.6
324.9

(a) Components do not add to total because pensions are also paid to people living overseas.



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