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South Wairarapa District

Sources of household income

In 2013, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the South Wairarapa 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 South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc2,37660.370.42,15159.470.9+225
Self-employment or business1,23631.422.71,16732.223.3+69
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest1,18830.232.31,15832.036.2+30
Payments from a work accident insurer1022.61.81233.42.5-21
NZ superannuation or veterans pension1,13428.821.490324.918.9+231
Other super, pensions, annuities2345.96.12075.76.7+27
Sickness benefit1082.73.21293.63.3-21
Unemployment benefit1503.85.11233.45.7+27
Domestic purposes benefit1684.34.31774.95.2-9
Invalids benefit1233.13.41233.43.30
Student allowance631.64.8481.33.8+15
Other govt benefits, payments or pension2526.47.01805.05.3+72
Other sources of income1022.64.01052.94.5-3
No source of income during that time120.30.5210.60.5-9

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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated1383.54.01564.33.3-18
Total households3,939100.0100.03,621100.0100.0+318
Total responding households3,80196.596.03,46595.796.7+336
Total responses7,386187.5191.06,771187.0193.4+615

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, South Wairarapa District: 60.3% Self-employment or business, South Wairarapa District: 31.4% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, South Wairarapa District: 30.2% Payments from a work accident insurer, South Wairarapa District: 2.6% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, South Wairarapa District: 28.8% Other super, pensions, annuities, South Wairarapa District: 5.9% Sickness benefit, South Wairarapa District: 2.7% Unemployment benefit, South Wairarapa District: 3.8% Domestic purposes benefit, South Wairarapa District: 4.3% Invalids benefit, South Wairarapa District: 3.1% Student allowance, South Wairarapa District: 1.6% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, South Wairarapa District: 6.4% Other sources of income, South Wairarapa District: 2.6% No source of income during that time, South Wairarapa 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, South Wairarapa District: +225 Self-employment or business, South Wairarapa District: +69 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, South Wairarapa District: +30 Payments from a work accident insurer, South Wairarapa District: -21 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, South Wairarapa District: +231 Other super, pensions, annuities, South Wairarapa District: +27 Sickness benefit, South Wairarapa District: -21 Unemployment benefit, South Wairarapa District: +27 Domestic purposes benefit, South Wairarapa District: -9 Invalids benefit, South Wairarapa District: 0 Student allowance, South Wairarapa District: +15 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, South Wairarapa District: +72 Other sources of income, South Wairarapa District: -3 No source of income during that time, South Wairarapa District: -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 South Wairarapa 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 greater proportion of households who identified self employment or business as an income source, and a lesser proportion that identified government benefits as an income source.

Overall, 60.3% of households identified wages and salaries, 31.4% self employment or business, and 21.9% 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 South Wairarapa District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of Self-employment or business as an income source (31.4% compared to 22.7%)
  • A larger percentage of NZ superannuation or veterans pension as an income source (28.8% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc as an income source (60.3% compared to 70.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Student allowance as an income source (1.6% 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 South Wairarapa District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+231 households)
  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (+225 households)
  • Other govt benefits, payments or pension (+72 households)
  • Self-employment or business (+69 households)

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