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Individual income

In the Whanganui District, 6.6% 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 Whanganui District. 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
Whanganui District2013
Annual incomeNumber%New Zealand %
Negative or zero income2,1666.47.7
$1 to $5,0001,5214.55.5
$5,001 to $10,0001,6354.94.9
$10,001 to $15,0003,61510.77.9
$15,001 to $20,0003,79211.38.5
$20,001 to $25,0002,9828.96.7
$25,001 to $30,0002,1846.55.6
$30,001 to $40,0003,67810.910.7
$40,001 to $50,0002,7608.28.6
$50,001 to $70,0003,1329.311.7
$70,001 to $100,0001,4884.47.1
$100,001 or more7322.25.4
Not stated3,94811.79.7

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, New Zealand: 7.7% $1 to $5,000, New Zealand: 5.5% $5,001 to $10,000, New Zealand: 4.9% $10,001 to $15,000, New Zealand: 7.9% $15,001 to $20,000, New Zealand: 8.5% $20,001 to $25,000, New Zealand: 6.7% $25,001 to $30,000, New Zealand: 5.6% $30,001 to $40,000, New Zealand: 10.7% $40,001 to $50,000, New Zealand: 8.6% $50,001 to $70,000, New Zealand: 11.7% $70,001 to $100,000, New Zealand: 7.1% $100,001 or more, New Zealand: 5.4% Negative or zero income, Whanganui District: 6.4% $1 to $5,000, Whanganui District: 4.5% $5,001 to $10,000, Whanganui District: 4.9% $10,001 to $15,000, Whanganui District: 10.7% $15,001 to $20,000, Whanganui District: 11.3% $20,001 to $25,000, Whanganui District: 8.9% $25,001 to $30,000, Whanganui District: 6.5% $30,001 to $40,000, Whanganui District: 10.9% $40,001 to $50,000, Whanganui District: 8.2% $50,001 to $70,000, Whanganui District: 9.3% $70,001 to $100,000, Whanganui District: 4.4% $100,001 or more, Whanganui District: 2.2%
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 Whanganui District in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a lower proportion of persons earning a high income (those earning more than $70,000 per annum) and a higher proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $15,000 per annum).

Overall, 6.6% of the population earned a high income, and 26.6% earned a low income, compared with 12.4% and 26.0% respectively for the New Zealand.

The major differences between the Whanganui District's individual incomes and the New Zealand's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $10,001 to $15,000 (10.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $15,001 to $20,000 (11.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $100,001 or more (2.2% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $70,001 to $100,000 (4.4% compared to 7.1%)

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