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Sources of household income

In 2013, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the Far North 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 Far North 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
Far North District20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNorthland Region %Number% of householdsNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc10,50049.153.810,62053.356.8-120
Self-employment or business5,05523.723.35,34926.826.6-294
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest4,35920.423.14,69823.627.0-339
Payments from a work accident insurer4802.22.56063.03.4-126
NZ superannuation or veterans pension5,74826.927.44,40722.123.4+1,341
Other super, pensions, annuities1,0054.74.68554.34.5+150
Sickness benefit1,1705.54.91,1525.84.9+18
Unemployment benefit1,4917.06.01,5787.96.2-87
Domestic purposes benefit1,7618.27.41,7048.57.7+57
Invalids benefit1,1615.44.71,0655.34.6+96
Student allowance5102.42.32821.41.7+228
Other govt benefits, payments or pension1,3986.56.81,1225.65.6+276
Other sources of income4502.12.24982.52.8-48
No source of income during that time1740.80.71470.70.6+27

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
Far North District20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNorthland Region %Number% of householdsNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated2,1249.97.41,7678.96.5+357
Total households21,369100.0100.019,941100.0100.0+1,428
Total responding households19,24590.192.618,17491.193.5+1,071
Total responses37,386175.0177.335,850179.8182.3+1,536

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, Northland Region: 53.8% Self-employment or business, Northland Region: 23.3% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Northland Region: 23.1% Payments from a work accident insurer, Northland Region: 2.5% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Northland Region: 27.4% Other super, pensions, annuities, Northland Region: 4.6% Sickness benefit, Northland Region: 4.9% Unemployment benefit, Northland Region: 6.0% Domestic purposes benefit, Northland Region: 7.4% Invalids benefit, Northland Region: 4.7% Student allowance, Northland Region: 2.3% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Northland Region: 6.8% Other sources of income, Northland Region: 2.2% No source of income during that time, Northland Region: 0.7% Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc, Far North District: 49.1% Self-employment or business, Far North District: 23.7% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Far North District: 20.4% Payments from a work accident insurer, Far North District: 2.2% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Far North District: 26.9% Other super, pensions, annuities, Far North District: 4.7% Sickness benefit, Far North District: 5.5% Unemployment benefit, Far North District: 7.0% Domestic purposes benefit, Far North District: 8.2% Invalids benefit, Far North District: 5.4% Student allowance, Far North District: 2.4% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Far North District: 6.5% Other sources of income, Far North District: 2.1% No source of income during that time, Far North District: 0.8%
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, Far North District: -120 Self-employment or business, Far North District: -294 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Far North District: -339 Payments from a work accident insurer, Far North District: -126 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Far North District: +1,341 Other super, pensions, annuities, Far North District: +150 Sickness benefit, Far North District: +18 Unemployment benefit, Far North District: -87 Domestic purposes benefit, Far North District: +57 Invalids benefit, Far North District: +96 Student allowance, Far North District: +228 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Far North District: +276 Other sources of income, Far North District: -48 No source of income during that time, Far North District: +27
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 49.1% of households identified wages and salaries, 23.7% self employment or business, and 35.1% government benefits as an income source, compared with 53.8%, 23.3% and 32.1% for the Northland Region respectively.

The major differences between sources of household income of the population in the Far North District and Northland Region were:

  • A larger percentage of Unemployment benefit as an income source (7.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of Domestic purposes benefit as an income source (8.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc as an income source (49.1% compared to 53.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other invest as an income source (20.4% compared to 23.1%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+1,341 households)
  • Interest, dividends, rent, other invest (-339 households)
  • Self-employment or business (-294 households)
  • Other govt benefits, payments or pension (+276 households)

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