The Wellington Region
In the Wellington Region, 17.5% people earned an income of $70,000 or more per annum in 2013.
Individual Income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Educational Qualifications and Occupation, they help tell the story of the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the Wellington Region. The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including Employment Status, Age (as for instance students and retirees often receive a lower income), qualifications and type of employment.
The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Individual Income Quartiles.
Derived from the Census question:
'From all sources of income identified, what will the total income be that you got yourself, before tax or anything was taken out of it, in the 12 months that will end on 31 March 2013?'
Persons aged 15 years and over
|Annual individual income|
|Annual income||Number||%||North Island %|
|Negative or zero income||26,379||7.0||8.3||201|
|$1 to $5,000||21,237||5.6||5.6||202|
|$5,001 to $10,000||18,201||4.8||4.9||203|
|$10,001 to $15,000||26,934||7.1||7.8||204|
|$15,001 to $20,000||28,719||7.6||8.2||205|
|$20,001 to $25,000||23,535||6.2||6.5||206|
|$25,001 to $30,000||19,533||5.1||5.5||207|
|$30,001 to $40,000||37,740||9.9||10.4||208|
|$40,001 to $50,000||32,238||8.5||8.4||209|
|$50,001 to $70,000||47,484||12.5||11.5||210|
|$70,001 to $100,000||34,263||9.0||7.2||211|
|$100,001 or more||32,235||8.5||5.7||212|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of individual income levels in the Wellington Region in 2013 compared to the North Island shows that there was a higher proportion of persons earning a high income (those earning more than $70,000 per annum) and a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $15,000 per annum).
Overall, 17.5% of the population earned a high income, and 24.5% earned a low income, compared with 12.8% and 26.5% respectively for the North Island.
The major differences between the Wellington Region's individual incomes and the North Island's individual incomes were:
- A larger percentage of persons who earned $100,001 or more (8.5% compared to 5.7%)
- A larger percentage of persons who earned $70,001 to $100,000 (9.0% compared to 7.2%)
- A larger percentage of persons who earned $50,001 to $70,000 (12.5% compared to 11.5%)
- A smaller percentage of persons who earned Negative or zero income (7.0% compared to 8.3%)