Upper HuttCommunity profile
Skip to content

Upper Hutt City

Sources of household income

In 2013, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the Upper Hutt 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 Upper Hutt 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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc10,50369.870.410,11971.670.9+384
Self-employment or business2,72418.122.72,62518.623.3+99
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest4,04426.932.34,40731.236.2-363
Payments from a work accident insurer3572.41.85133.62.5-156
NZ superannuation or veterans pension3,55523.621.42,97621.118.9+579
Other super, pensions, annuities9426.36.11,0087.16.7-66
Sickness benefit5553.73.23872.73.3+168
Unemployment benefit6604.45.16904.95.7-30
Domestic purposes benefit7444.94.38616.15.2-117
Invalids benefit5283.53.45283.73.30
Student allowance3962.64.82822.03.8+114
Other govt benefits, payments or pension1,1978.07.08285.95.3+369
Other sources of income4743.24.05133.64.5-39
No source of income during that time750.50.5570.40.5+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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated5853.94.02942.13.3+291
Total households15,039100.0100.014,124100.0100.0+915
Total responding households14,45496.196.013,83097.996.7+624
Total responses27,339181.8191.026,088184.7193.4+1,251

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, Upper Hutt City: 69.8% Self-employment or business, Upper Hutt City: 18.1% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Upper Hutt City: 26.9% Payments from a work accident insurer, Upper Hutt City: 2.4% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Upper Hutt City: 23.6% Other super, pensions, annuities, Upper Hutt City: 6.3% Sickness benefit, Upper Hutt City: 3.7% Unemployment benefit, Upper Hutt City: 4.4% Domestic purposes benefit, Upper Hutt City: 4.9% Invalids benefit, Upper Hutt City: 3.5% Student allowance, Upper Hutt City: 2.6% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Upper Hutt City: 8.0% Other sources of income, Upper Hutt City: 3.2% No source of income during that time, Upper Hutt City: 0.5%
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, Upper Hutt City: +384 Self-employment or business, Upper Hutt City: +99 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Upper Hutt City: -363 Payments from a work accident insurer, Upper Hutt City: -156 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Upper Hutt City: +579 Other super, pensions, annuities, Upper Hutt City: -66 Sickness benefit, Upper Hutt City: +168 Unemployment benefit, Upper Hutt City: -30 Domestic purposes benefit, Upper Hutt City: -117 Invalids benefit, Upper Hutt City: 0 Student allowance, Upper Hutt City: +114 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Upper Hutt City: +369 Other sources of income, Upper Hutt City: -39 No source of income during that time, Upper Hutt City: +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 Upper Hutt City'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 lesser proportion that identified government benefits as an income source.

Overall, 69.8% of households identified wages and salaries, 18.1% self employment or business, and 27.1% 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 Upper Hutt City and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of NZ superannuation or veterans pension as an income source (23.6% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other invest as an income source (26.9% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of Self-employment or business as an income source (18.1% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of Student allowance as an income source (2.6% 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 Upper Hutt City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+579 households)
  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (+384 households)
  • Other govt benefits, payments or pension (+369 households)
  • Interest, dividends, rent, other invest (-363 households)

v17.06.28-1.0.0