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CHANGES IN INCOME OVER TIME
Graph 1 - REAL(a) MEAN WEEKLY EDHI(b), by income group, 1997–98 to 2017–18(c)
Footnotes: (a) In 2017–18 dollars, adjusted using changes in the Consumer Price Index (b) Equivalised disposable household income (c) Survey of Income and Housing data was collected in labelled years (d) In 2007–08 there was a change in income standards, see Explanatory Notes for more information
Source: ABS Survey of Income and Housing, various years
All income groups have experienced a real increase in their income since the mid-1990s. Some of the growth in middle and high income groups was due to a broadening of the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) income measure from 2003–04, with further improvements in 2007–08. However, there were also real increases in average incomes during this period.
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