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Sources of household income

In 2013, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the Masterton 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 Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc5,87161.870.45,60463.070.9+267
Self-employment or business2,05221.622.71,98022.323.3+72
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest2,50826.432.32,81731.736.2-309
Payments from a work accident insurer2642.81.83423.82.5-78
NZ superannuation or veterans pension2,75128.921.42,39126.918.9+360
Other super, pensions, annuities4684.96.14835.46.7-15
Sickness benefit3874.13.23874.43.30
Unemployment benefit4865.15.13063.45.7+180
Domestic purposes benefit5796.14.35946.75.2-15
Invalids benefit5495.83.45015.63.3+48
Student allowance1982.14.81471.73.8+51
Other govt benefits, payments or pension7327.77.05225.95.3+210
Other sources of income2432.64.03183.64.5-75
No source of income during that time300.30.5270.30.5+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
Masterton District20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated3123.34.02222.53.3+90
Total households9,507100.0100.08,889100.0100.0+618
Total responding households9,19596.796.08,66797.596.7+528
Total responses17,430183.3191.016,641187.2193.4+789

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, Masterton District: 61.8% Self-employment or business, Masterton District: 21.6% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Masterton District: 26.4% Payments from a work accident insurer, Masterton District: 2.8% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Masterton District: 28.9% Other super, pensions, annuities, Masterton District: 4.9% Sickness benefit, Masterton District: 4.1% Unemployment benefit, Masterton District: 5.1% Domestic purposes benefit, Masterton District: 6.1% Invalids benefit, Masterton District: 5.8% Student allowance, Masterton District: 2.1% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Masterton District: 7.7% Other sources of income, Masterton District: 2.6% No source of income during that time, Masterton 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, Masterton District: +267 Self-employment or business, Masterton District: +72 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Masterton District: -309 Payments from a work accident insurer, Masterton District: -78 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Masterton District: +360 Other super, pensions, annuities, Masterton District: -15 Sickness benefit, Masterton District: 0 Unemployment benefit, Masterton District: +180 Domestic purposes benefit, Masterton District: -15 Invalids benefit, Masterton District: +48 Student allowance, Masterton District: +51 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Masterton District: +210 Other sources of income, Masterton District: -75 No source of income during that time, Masterton 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 Masterton 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 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, 61.8% of households identified wages and salaries, 21.6% self employment or business, and 30.8% 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 Masterton 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 smaller percentage of Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc as an income source (61.8% compared to 70.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other invest as an income source (26.4% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of Student allowance as an income source (2.1% 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 Masterton District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+360 households)
  • Interest, dividends, rent, other invest (-309 households)
  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (+267 households)
  • Other govt benefits, payments or pension (+210 households)

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