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Carterton District

Sources of household income

In 2013, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the Carterton District.

Income sources data is a useful addition to Income data as an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income statistics, Educational Qualifications and Occupation data, it helps to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the Carterton District and differentiate between market and non-market source of income. The sources of income that a household relies on are linked to a number of factors:

  • The number and age of people in the household;
  • The type of employment undertaken by the household members.
  • The presence of students in the household; and
  • The percentage of people unemployed or on other income support benefits.

Derived from the Census question:

'Show all the ways you yourself got income in the 12 months ending today (excluding loans because they are not income)?'

Multi-response

Persons aged 15 years and over

Sources of household income
Carterton District20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc2,10063.870.41,75563.770.9+345
Self-employment or business94228.622.782529.923.3+117
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest96929.432.387631.836.2+93
Payments from a work accident insurer842.61.8963.52.5-12
NZ superannuation or veterans pension95128.921.464223.318.9+309
Other super, pensions, annuities1835.66.11445.26.7+39
Sickness benefit962.93.21053.83.3-9
Unemployment benefit1263.85.1782.85.7+48
Domestic purposes benefit1384.24.31445.25.2-6
Invalids benefit1173.63.41023.73.3+15
Student allowance481.54.8361.33.8+12
Other govt benefits, payments or pension2046.27.01505.45.3+54
Other sources of income812.54.0752.74.5+6
No source of income during that time90.30.5120.40.5-3

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Sources of household income - responses
Carterton District20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated1023.14.0933.43.3+9
Total households3,294100.0100.02,757100.0100.0+537
Total responding households3,19296.996.02,66496.696.7+528
Total responses6,150186.7191.05,133186.2193.4+1,017

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Sources of household income, 2013
Sources of household income, 2013 Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc, Wellington Region: 70.4% Self-employment or business, Wellington Region: 22.7% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Wellington Region: 32.3% Payments from a work accident insurer, Wellington Region: 1.8% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Wellington Region: 21.4% Other super, pensions, annuities, Wellington Region: 6.1% Sickness benefit, Wellington Region: 3.2% Unemployment benefit, Wellington Region: 5.1% Domestic purposes benefit, Wellington Region: 4.3% Invalids benefit, Wellington Region: 3.4% Student allowance, Wellington Region: 4.8% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Wellington Region: 7.0% Other sources of income, Wellington Region: 4.0% No source of income during that time, Wellington Region: 0.5% Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc, Carterton District: 63.8% Self-employment or business, Carterton District: 28.6% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Carterton District: 29.4% Payments from a work accident insurer, Carterton District: 2.6% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Carterton District: 28.9% Other super, pensions, annuities, Carterton District: 5.6% Sickness benefit, Carterton District: 2.9% Unemployment benefit, Carterton District: 3.8% Domestic purposes benefit, Carterton District: 4.2% Invalids benefit, Carterton District: 3.6% Student allowance, Carterton District: 1.5% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Carterton District: 6.2% Other sources of income, Carterton District: 2.5% No source of income during that time, Carterton District: 0.3%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in sources of household income, 2006 to 2013
Change in sources of household income, 2006 to 2013 Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc, Carterton District: +345 Self-employment or business, Carterton District: +117 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Carterton District: +93 Payments from a work accident insurer, Carterton District: -12 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Carterton District: +309 Other super, pensions, annuities, Carterton District: +39 Sickness benefit, Carterton District: -9 Unemployment benefit, Carterton District: +48 Domestic purposes benefit, Carterton District: -6 Invalids benefit, Carterton District: +15 Student allowance, Carterton District: +12 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Carterton District: +54 Other sources of income, Carterton District: +6 No source of income during that time, Carterton District: -3
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of Carterton District's income sources in 2013 compared to Wellington Region income sources shows that there was a lesser proportion of households who identified wages and salaries as an income source, a greater proportion of households who identified self employment or business as an income source, and a lesser proportion that identified government benefits as an income source.

Overall, 63.8% of households identified wages and salaries, 28.6% self employment or business, and 22.1% government benefits as an income source, compared with 70.4%, 22.7% and 27.7% for the Wellington Region respectively.

The major differences between sources of household income of the population in the Carterton District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of NZ superannuation or veterans pension as an income source (28.9% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of Self-employment or business as an income source (28.6% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc as an income source (63.8% compared to 70.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Student allowance as an income source (1.5% compared to 4.8%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in sources of household income of the population in the Carterton District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (+345 households)
  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+309 households)
  • Self-employment or business (+117 households)
  • Interest, dividends, rent, other invest (+93 households)

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