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Sources of household income

In 2013, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the Porirua 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 Porirua 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
Porirua City20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc12,07571.570.411,18772.770.9+888
Self-employment or business3,38720.122.73,16220.523.3+225
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest4,29025.432.34,22127.436.2+69
Payments from a work accident insurer3181.91.83752.42.5-57
NZ superannuation or veterans pension3,13818.621.42,27414.818.9+864
Other super, pensions, annuities9575.76.18255.46.7+132
Sickness benefit7324.33.26694.33.3+63
Unemployment benefit1,1496.85.11,3118.55.7-162
Domestic purposes benefit1,2487.44.31,4289.35.2-180
Invalids benefit6603.93.45433.53.3+117
Student allowance7444.44.85583.63.8+186
Other govt benefits, payments or pension1,4228.47.01,0116.65.3+411
Other sources of income5133.04.05313.44.5-18
No source of income during that time960.60.5870.60.5+9

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
Porirua City20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated9365.54.07354.83.3+201
Total households16,884100.0100.015,393100.0100.0+1,491
Total responding households15,94894.596.014,65895.296.7+1,290
Total responses31,665187.5191.028,917187.9193.4+2,748

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, Porirua City: 71.5% Self-employment or business, Porirua City: 20.1% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Porirua City: 25.4% Payments from a work accident insurer, Porirua City: 1.9% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Porirua City: 18.6% Other super, pensions, annuities, Porirua City: 5.7% Sickness benefit, Porirua City: 4.3% Unemployment benefit, Porirua City: 6.8% Domestic purposes benefit, Porirua City: 7.4% Invalids benefit, Porirua City: 3.9% Student allowance, Porirua City: 4.4% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Porirua City: 8.4% Other sources of income, Porirua City: 3.0% No source of income during that time, Porirua City: 0.6%
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, Porirua City: +888 Self-employment or business, Porirua City: +225 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Porirua City: +69 Payments from a work accident insurer, Porirua City: -57 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Porirua City: +864 Other super, pensions, annuities, Porirua City: +132 Sickness benefit, Porirua City: +63 Unemployment benefit, Porirua City: -162 Domestic purposes benefit, Porirua City: -180 Invalids benefit, Porirua City: +117 Student allowance, Porirua City: +186 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Porirua City: +411 Other sources of income, Porirua City: -18 No source of income during that time, Porirua City: +9
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of Porirua City's income sources in 2013 compared to Wellington Region income sources shows that there was a greater 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, 71.5% of households identified wages and salaries, 20.1% self employment or business, and 35.3% 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 Porirua City and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of Domestic purposes benefit as an income source (7.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other invest as an income source (25.4% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of NZ superannuation or veterans pension as an income source (18.6% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Self-employment or business as an income source (20.1% compared to 22.7%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in sources of household income of the population in the Porirua City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (+888 households)
  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+864 households)
  • Other govt benefits, payments or pension (+411 households)
  • Self-employment or business (+225 households)

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