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Sources of household income

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

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 Hutt City 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
Hutt City20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc25,14069.970.425,33571.670.9-195
Self-employment or business6,83419.022.77,10420.123.3-270
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest9,94827.632.311,02531.236.2-1,077
Payments from a work accident insurer7112.01.81,0533.02.5-342
NZ superannuation or veterans pension7,62621.221.46,66618.918.9+960
Other super, pensions, annuities1,9715.56.12,1696.16.7-198
Sickness benefit1,3833.83.21,3833.93.30
Unemployment benefit2,1155.95.12,1456.15.7-30
Domestic purposes benefit2,1035.84.32,4216.85.2-318
Invalids benefit1,4854.13.41,3803.93.3+105
Student allowance1,3443.74.81,0382.93.8+306
Other govt benefits, payments or pension2,7247.67.01,9925.65.3+732
Other sources of income1,0953.04.01,2003.44.5-105
No source of income during that time1890.50.51290.40.5+60

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
Hutt City20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated1,6324.54.08972.53.3+735
Total households35,991100.0100.035,361100.0100.0+630
Total responding households34,35995.596.034,46497.596.7-105
Total responses66,300184.2191.065,937186.5193.4+363

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, Hutt City: 69.9% Self-employment or business, Hutt City: 19.0% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Hutt City: 27.6% Payments from a work accident insurer, Hutt City: 2.0% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Hutt City: 21.2% Other super, pensions, annuities, Hutt City: 5.5% Sickness benefit, Hutt City: 3.8% Unemployment benefit, Hutt City: 5.9% Domestic purposes benefit, Hutt City: 5.8% Invalids benefit, Hutt City: 4.1% Student allowance, Hutt City: 3.7% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Hutt City: 7.6% Other sources of income, Hutt City: 3.0% No source of income during that time, Hutt City: 0.5%
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, Hutt City: -195 Self-employment or business, Hutt City: -270 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Hutt City: -1,077 Payments from a work accident insurer, Hutt City: -342 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Hutt City: +960 Other super, pensions, annuities, Hutt City: -198 Sickness benefit, Hutt City: 0 Unemployment benefit, Hutt City: -30 Domestic purposes benefit, Hutt City: -318 Invalids benefit, Hutt City: +105 Student allowance, Hutt City: +306 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Hutt City: +732 Other sources of income, Hutt City: -105 No source of income during that time, Hutt City: +60
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of Hutt City'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 lesser 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, 69.9% of households identified wages and salaries, 19.0% self employment or business, and 31.0% 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 Hutt City and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of Domestic purposes benefit as an income source (5.8% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other invest as an income source (27.6% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of Self-employment or business as an income source (19.0% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of Student allowance as an income source (3.7% 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 Hutt City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Interest, dividends, rent, other invest (-1,077 households)
  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+960 households)
  • Other govt benefits, payments or pension (+732 households)
  • Payments from a work accident insurer (-342 households)

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