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Wairoa District

Sources of household income

In 2013, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the Wairoa 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %Number% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc1,75859.163.71,87860.865.6-120
Self-employment or business52817.820.360319.522.0-75
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest48016.126.560019.430.3-120
Payments from a work accident insurer842.82.61173.83.4-33
NZ superannuation or veterans pension75025.226.963920.723.4+111
Other super, pensions, annuities1023.44.6842.74.8+18
Sickness benefit1354.54.31775.74.8-42
Unemployment benefit38412.94.82979.64.7+87
Domestic purposes benefit2528.56.63009.78.2-48
Invalids benefit1595.34.71535.04.1+6
Student allowance632.13.0331.12.1+30
Other govt benefits, payments or pension2167.37.91474.85.7+69
Other sources of income571.92.7782.53.1-21
No source of income during that time270.90.5301.00.5-3

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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %Number% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated1625.44.52076.73.7-45
Total households2,973100.0100.03,090100.0100.0-117
Total responding households2,81194.695.52,88393.396.3-72
Total responses5,157173.5183.65,343172.9186.5-186

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 63.7% Self-employment or business, Hawke's Bay Region: 20.3% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Hawke's Bay Region: 26.5% Payments from a work accident insurer, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.6% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Hawke's Bay Region: 26.9% Other super, pensions, annuities, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.6% Sickness benefit, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.3% Unemployment benefit, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.8% Domestic purposes benefit, Hawke's Bay Region: 6.6% Invalids benefit, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.7% Student allowance, Hawke's Bay Region: 3.0% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Hawke's Bay Region: 7.9% Other sources of income, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.7% No source of income during that time, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.5% Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc, Wairoa District: 59.1% Self-employment or business, Wairoa District: 17.8% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Wairoa District: 16.1% Payments from a work accident insurer, Wairoa District: 2.8% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Wairoa District: 25.2% Other super, pensions, annuities, Wairoa District: 3.4% Sickness benefit, Wairoa District: 4.5% Unemployment benefit, Wairoa District: 12.9% Domestic purposes benefit, Wairoa District: 8.5% Invalids benefit, Wairoa District: 5.3% Student allowance, Wairoa District: 2.1% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Wairoa District: 7.3% Other sources of income, Wairoa District: 1.9% No source of income during that time, Wairoa District: 0.9%
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, Wairoa District: -120 Self-employment or business, Wairoa District: -75 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Wairoa District: -120 Payments from a work accident insurer, Wairoa District: -33 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Wairoa District: +111 Other super, pensions, annuities, Wairoa District: +18 Sickness benefit, Wairoa District: -42 Unemployment benefit, Wairoa District: +87 Domestic purposes benefit, Wairoa District: -48 Invalids benefit, Wairoa District: +6 Student allowance, Wairoa District: +30 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Wairoa District: +69 Other sources of income, Wairoa District: -21 No source of income during that time, Wairoa District: -3
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of Wairoa District's income sources in 2013 compared to Hawke's Bay 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 greater proportion that identified government benefits as an income source.

Overall, 59.1% of households identified wages and salaries, 17.8% self employment or business, and 40.7% government benefits as an income source, compared with 63.7%, 20.3% and 31.2% for the Hawke's Bay Region respectively.

The major differences between sources of household income of the population in the Wairoa District and Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage of Unemployment benefit as an income source (12.9% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other invest as an income source (16.1% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc as an income source (59.1% compared to 63.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of Self-employment or business as an income source (17.8% compared to 20.3%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (-120 households)
  • Interest, dividends, rent, other invest (-120 households)
  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+111 households)
  • Unemployment benefit (+87 households)

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