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National summary tables

INCOME GROWTH
Units
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

1Real net national disposable income per capita(a)
$'000
21.9
22.4
22.9
23.5
24.4
25.3
26.2
27.0
28.0
28.3
29.2
2Real GDP per capita(a)
$'000
r27.2
r27.9
r28.7
r29.6
r30.4
r31.2
r32.2
r33.6
r34.5
r34.7
35.7
Weekly earnings
3Average weekly total earnings - all employees
$
r510
r526
r533
r551
r574
n.a.
r610
n.a.
r653
n.a.
698
4Average weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employees
$
541
558
578
608
634
n.a.
692
n.a.
737
n.a.
800
5Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
index no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
100.0
101.2
104.4
107.4
111.1
114.8
6Full weekly benefit received by a single age pensioner
$
196.3
196.5
196.8
189.3
196.8
199.1
201.6
203.3
202.8
206.7
210.9
7Full weekly benefit received by a couple with two children
$
326
339
347
355
370
386
393
397
405
r445
465
8Consumer price index
index no.
107.3
108.4
110.4
113.9
118.7
120.3
120.3
121.8
124.7
132.2
136.0


INCOME DISTRIBUTION
Units
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

9Female/male ratio of mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time adult non-managerial employees
ratio
0.92
0.91
0.92
0.91
0.89
n.a.
0.89
n.a.
0.90
n.a.
0.89
Household disposable income
Mean weekly income of selected households(b)
10Lone person aged under 35
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
383
403
437
414
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
11Couple only, reference person aged under 35
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
809
834
865
875
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
12Couple with dependent children only
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
752
763
789
834
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
13One parent with dependent children only
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
367
394
408
435
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
14Couple only, reference person aged 65 and over
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
373
389
446
422
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
15Lone person aged 65 and over
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
201
218
235
236
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Mean weekly equivalised income for selected groups of households(b)
16Low income
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
408
408
427
427
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
17Middle income
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
687
680
707
720
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
18High income
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1,556
1,518
1,561
1,642
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Weekly equivalised income of households at top of selected income percentiles(b)
1920th(P20)
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
402
404
419
420
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
2050th(P50)
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
687
676
704
716
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
2180th(P80)
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1,122
1,121
1,160
1,180
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Ratios of weekly equivalised incomes of households at top of selected income percentiles
22P90/P10
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3.92
3.90
3.84
3.96
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
23P80/P20
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2.79
2.77
2.77
2.81
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
24P80/P50
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1.63
1.66
1.65
1.65
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
25P20/P50
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.59
0.60
0.60
0.59
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Share of weekly equivalised income received by households with:
26High incomes
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
39.1
38.6
38.3
39.2
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
27Low incomes
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
10.2
10.4
10.5
10.2
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
28Gini coefficient of weekly equivalised household income
ratio
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.320
0.315
0.309
0.322
n.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.


EXPENDITURE
Units
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

29Real household final consumption expenditure per capita(a)
$'000
16.9
17.0
17.2
17.9
18.3
18.6
19.3
20.0
20.5
20.9
21.4


SOURCES OF INCOME




Units

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002




Main source of income - of all households













30


Wages and salaries

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

r58.0

r57.1

r56.8

r57.0

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

31


Own business or partnership

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

r6.2

r7.4

6.6

r6.0

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

32


Government pensions and allowances

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

r28.1

r27.7

r28.0

r28.4

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

33


Other

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

r6.6

r6.9

r7.7

r7.6

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.


Income support













34

GDP spent on social assistance benefits in cash to residents(b)

%

8.3

8.6

8.9

8.7

8.7

8.7

8.3

8.4

8.4

9.1

8.6


Main source of income is government pensions and allowances - proportion of all households in selected life-cycle groups













35


Lone person aged under 35

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

12.7

14.8

15.3

16.1

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

36


Couple only, reference person aged under 35

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

**3.4

**1.8

**3.0

**3.9

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

37


Couple with dependent children only

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

10.8

11.3

10.8

10.9

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

38


One parent with dependent children only

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

64.1

59.9

66.1

59.1

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

39


Couple only, reference person aged 65 and over

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

69.8

70.3

64.2

65.6

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

40


Lone person aged 65 and over

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

83.5

79.3

79.5

78.1

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.


Recipients of selected government payments













41


Labour market program allowance(c)

'000

851.8

913.8

878.3

822.6

846.6

829.9

809.6

745.9

672.3

665.8

n.y.a.

42


Single-parent payment(d)

'000

287.2

298.4

313.4

324.9

342.3

358.9

372.3

r384.9

397.3

424.6

436.6

43


Disability support pension(d)

'000

378.6

406.6

436.2

464.4

499.2

527.5

555.3

r577.8

r602.4

623.9

658.9

44


Age pension

'000

1,446

1,516

1,582

1,579

1,603

1,680

1,683

1,716

1,730

1,786

1,811

45

Age pensioners - of persons of qualifying age

%

61.0

62.8

64.3

63.0

62.7

64.4

65.4

65.5

65.9

r65.8

n.y.a.

46

Females - of all age pensioners

%

69.0

68.2

67.5

65.5

64.4

64.4

63.5

63.1

62.1

61.6

60.8


(a) Chain volume measure, reference year 2000-01.
(b) Adjusted for changes in the Consumer Price Index; values are given in 1997-98 dollars.
(c) Average weekly data for June. Includes people who receive a nil rate of payment.
(d) Includes payments to people living overseas.
Reference periods: Data for income distribution, sources of income (except average weekly total earnings data which are at May) are for the year ending 30 June. Income support data are at June.

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