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Individual income

In the Wellington City, 22.9% people earned an income of $70,000 or more per annum in 2013.

Individual Income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Educational Qualifications and Occupation, they help tell the story of the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the Wellington City. The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including Employment Status, Age (as for instance students and retirees often receive a lower income), qualifications and type of employment.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Individual Income Quartiles.

Derived from the Census question:

'From all sources of income identified, what will the total income be that you got yourself, before tax or anything was taken out of it, in the 12 months that will end on 31 March 2013?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Annual individual income
Wellington City2013
Annual incomeNumber%Wellington Region %
Negative or zero income10,5726.77.0
$1 to $5,00010,1316.45.6
$5,001 to $10,0008,3825.34.8
$10,001 to $15,0009,7266.27.1
$15,001 to $20,0009,3485.97.6
$20,001 to $25,0007,8124.96.2
$25,001 to $30,0006,9214.45.1
$30,001 to $40,00013,8608.89.9
$40,001 to $50,00013,1798.38.5
$50,001 to $70,00020,95813.312.5
$70,001 to $100,00017,14210.89.0
$100,001 or more19,11612.18.5
Not stated10,8456.98.1

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Annual individual income, 2013
Annual individual income, 2013 Negative or zero income, Wellington Region: 7.0% $1 to $5,000, Wellington Region: 5.6% $5,001 to $10,000, Wellington Region: 4.8% $10,001 to $15,000, Wellington Region: 7.1% $15,001 to $20,000, Wellington Region: 7.6% $20,001 to $25,000, Wellington Region: 6.2% $25,001 to $30,000, Wellington Region: 5.1% $30,001 to $40,000, Wellington Region: 9.9% $40,001 to $50,000, Wellington Region: 8.5% $50,001 to $70,000, Wellington Region: 12.5% $70,001 to $100,000, Wellington Region: 9.0% $100,001 or more, Wellington Region: 8.5% Negative or zero income, Wellington City: 6.7% $1 to $5,000, Wellington City: 6.4% $5,001 to $10,000, Wellington City: 5.3% $10,001 to $15,000, Wellington City: 6.2% $15,001 to $20,000, Wellington City: 5.9% $20,001 to $25,000, Wellington City: 4.9% $25,001 to $30,000, Wellington City: 4.4% $30,001 to $40,000, Wellington City: 8.8% $40,001 to $50,000, Wellington City: 8.3% $50,001 to $70,000, Wellington City: 13.3% $70,001 to $100,000, Wellington City: 10.8% $100,001 or more, Wellington City: 12.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in the Wellington City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion of persons earning a high income (those earning more than $70,000 per annum) and a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $15,000 per annum).

Overall, 22.9% of the population earned a high income, and 24.6% earned a low income, compared with 17.5% and 24.5% respectively for the Wellington Region.

The major differences between the Wellington City's individual incomes and the Wellington Region's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $100,001 or more (12.1% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $70,001 to $100,000 (10.8% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $15,001 to $20,000 (5.9% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $20,001 to $25,000 (4.9% compared to 6.2%)

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