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Individual income

In the Porirua City, 15.4% 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 Porirua City. 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
Porirua City2013
Annual incomeNumber%Wellington Region %
Negative or zero income3,2228.37.0
$1 to $5,0002,0945.45.6
$5,001 to $10,0001,8964.94.8
$10,001 to $15,0002,7036.97.1
$15,001 to $20,0002,6586.87.6
$20,001 to $25,0002,2385.76.2
$25,001 to $30,0001,9505.05.1
$30,001 to $40,0003,8829.99.9
$40,001 to $50,0003,2048.28.5
$50,001 to $70,0004,69512.012.5
$70,001 to $100,0003,1958.29.0
$100,001 or more2,8087.28.5
Not stated4,50311.58.1

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

Annual individual income, 2013
Annual individual income, 2013 Negative or zero income, Wellington Region: 7.0% $1 to $5,000, Wellington Region: 5.6% $5,001 to $10,000, Wellington Region: 4.8% $10,001 to $15,000, Wellington Region: 7.1% $15,001 to $20,000, Wellington Region: 7.6% $20,001 to $25,000, Wellington Region: 6.2% $25,001 to $30,000, Wellington Region: 5.1% $30,001 to $40,000, Wellington Region: 9.9% $40,001 to $50,000, Wellington Region: 8.5% $50,001 to $70,000, Wellington Region: 12.5% $70,001 to $100,000, Wellington Region: 9.0% $100,001 or more, Wellington Region: 8.5% Negative or zero income, Porirua City: 8.3% $1 to $5,000, Porirua City: 5.4% $5,001 to $10,000, Porirua City: 4.9% $10,001 to $15,000, Porirua City: 6.9% $15,001 to $20,000, Porirua City: 6.8% $20,001 to $25,000, Porirua City: 5.7% $25,001 to $30,000, Porirua City: 5.0% $30,001 to $40,000, Porirua City: 9.9% $40,001 to $50,000, Porirua City: 8.2% $50,001 to $70,000, Porirua City: 12.0% $70,001 to $100,000, Porirua City: 8.2% $100,001 or more, Porirua City: 7.2%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in the Porirua City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of persons earning a high income (those earning more than $70,000 per annum) and a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $15,000 per annum).

Overall, 15.4% of the population earned a high income, and 25.4% earned a low income, compared with 17.5% and 24.5% respectively for the Wellington Region.

The major differences between the Porirua City's individual incomes and the Wellington Region's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned Negative or zero income (8.3% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $100,001 or more (7.2% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $70,001 to $100,000 (8.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $15,001 to $20,000 (6.8% compared to 7.6%)

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