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Sources of household income

In 2013, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the Ruapehu 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 Ruapehu 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsManawatu-Wanganui Region %Number% of householdsManawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc2,87762.762.63,01561.864.4-138
Self-employment or business1,06823.319.31,22425.121.3-156
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest89719.625.01,16423.929.1-267
Payments from a work accident insurer1142.52.61473.03.3-33
NZ superannuation or veterans pension98421.526.288818.223.7+96
Other super, pensions, annuities1292.84.71683.45.0-39
Sickness benefit2315.03.91923.94.0+39
Unemployment benefit2886.35.33697.65.8-81
Domestic purposes benefit3126.85.93156.57.0-3
Invalids benefit2495.45.52014.15.1+48
Student allowance601.34.0901.83.4-30
Other govt benefits, payments or pension3427.57.72615.45.9+81
Other sources of income1142.53.21112.33.8+3
No source of income during that time481.00.6300.60.4+18

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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsManawatu-Wanganui Region %Number% of householdsManawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated1864.14.43637.43.3-177
Total households4,587100.0100.04,878100.0100.0-291
Total responding households4,40195.995.64,51592.696.7-114
Total responses7,899172.2181.18,538175.0185.7-639

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 62.6% Self-employment or business, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 19.3% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 25.0% Payments from a work accident insurer, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.6% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 26.2% Other super, pensions, annuities, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.7% Sickness benefit, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.9% Unemployment benefit, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.3% Domestic purposes benefit, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.9% Invalids benefit, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.5% Student allowance, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.0% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 7.7% Other sources of income, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.2% No source of income during that time, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.6% Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc, Ruapehu District: 62.7% Self-employment or business, Ruapehu District: 23.3% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Ruapehu District: 19.6% Payments from a work accident insurer, Ruapehu District: 2.5% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Ruapehu District: 21.5% Other super, pensions, annuities, Ruapehu District: 2.8% Sickness benefit, Ruapehu District: 5.0% Unemployment benefit, Ruapehu District: 6.3% Domestic purposes benefit, Ruapehu District: 6.8% Invalids benefit, Ruapehu District: 5.4% Student allowance, Ruapehu District: 1.3% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Ruapehu District: 7.5% Other sources of income, Ruapehu District: 2.5% No source of income during that time, Ruapehu District: 1.0%
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, Ruapehu District: -138 Self-employment or business, Ruapehu District: -156 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Ruapehu District: -267 Payments from a work accident insurer, Ruapehu District: -33 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Ruapehu District: +96 Other super, pensions, annuities, Ruapehu District: -39 Sickness benefit, Ruapehu District: +39 Unemployment benefit, Ruapehu District: -81 Domestic purposes benefit, Ruapehu District: -3 Invalids benefit, Ruapehu District: +48 Student allowance, Ruapehu District: -30 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Ruapehu District: +81 Other sources of income, Ruapehu District: +3 No source of income during that time, Ruapehu District: +18
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of Ruapehu District's income sources in 2013 compared to Manawatu-Wanganui Region income sources shows that there was a similar proportion of households who identified wages and salaries as an income source, a greater proportion of households who identified self employment or business as an income source, and a similar proportion that identified government benefits as an income source.

Overall, 62.7% of households identified wages and salaries, 23.3% self employment or business, and 32.3% government benefits as an income source, compared with 62.6%, 19.3% and 32.4% for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region respectively.

The major differences between sources of household income of the population in the Ruapehu District and Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of Self-employment or business as an income source (23.3% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other invest as an income source (19.6% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of NZ superannuation or veterans pension as an income source (21.5% compared to 26.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of Student allowance as an income source (1.3% compared to 4.0%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Interest, dividends, rent, other invest (-267 households)
  • Self-employment or business (-156 households)
  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (-138 households)
  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+96 households)

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