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Sources of household income

In 2013, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the Whanganui 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 Whanganui 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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc9,99657.866.410,01759.467.1-21
Self-employment or business2,74815.923.12,91617.324.4-168
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest3,96322.928.14,46426.532.0-501
Payments from a work accident insurer4502.62.25193.12.8-69
NZ superannuation or veterans pension5,06429.323.04,56927.120.3+495
Other super, pensions, annuities9065.24.51,0176.04.8-111
Sickness benefit7084.14.17624.53.9-54
Unemployment benefit1,2487.24.61,2367.34.8+12
Domestic purposes benefit1,2217.15.21,4198.45.9-198
Invalids benefit1,1076.43.61,0326.13.8+75
Student allowance5163.04.44352.63.4+81
Other govt benefits, payments or pension1,2937.57.29935.95.6+300
Other sources of income4712.73.35583.33.8-87
No source of income during that time870.50.7720.40.6+15

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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Not stated9455.54.67384.43.9+207
Total households17,307100.0100.016,875100.0100.0+432
Total responding households16,36294.595.416,13795.696.1+225
Total responses30,723177.5184.930,747182.2187.0-24

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, New Zealand: 66.4% Self-employment or business, New Zealand: 23.1% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, New Zealand: 28.1% Payments from a work accident insurer, New Zealand: 2.2% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, New Zealand: 23.0% Other super, pensions, annuities, New Zealand: 4.5% Sickness benefit, New Zealand: 4.1% Unemployment benefit, New Zealand: 4.6% Domestic purposes benefit, New Zealand: 5.2% Invalids benefit, New Zealand: 3.6% Student allowance, New Zealand: 4.4% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, New Zealand: 7.2% Other sources of income, New Zealand: 3.3% No source of income during that time, New Zealand: 0.7% Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc, Whanganui District: 57.8% Self-employment or business, Whanganui District: 15.9% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Whanganui District: 22.9% Payments from a work accident insurer, Whanganui District: 2.6% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Whanganui District: 29.3% Other super, pensions, annuities, Whanganui District: 5.2% Sickness benefit, Whanganui District: 4.1% Unemployment benefit, Whanganui District: 7.2% Domestic purposes benefit, Whanganui District: 7.1% Invalids benefit, Whanganui District: 6.4% Student allowance, Whanganui District: 3.0% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Whanganui District: 7.5% Other sources of income, Whanganui District: 2.7% No source of income during that time, Whanganui District: 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, Whanganui District: -21 Self-employment or business, Whanganui District: -168 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Whanganui District: -501 Payments from a work accident insurer, Whanganui District: -69 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Whanganui District: +495 Other super, pensions, annuities, Whanganui District: -111 Sickness benefit, Whanganui District: -54 Unemployment benefit, Whanganui District: +12 Domestic purposes benefit, Whanganui District: -198 Invalids benefit, Whanganui District: +75 Student allowance, Whanganui District: +81 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Whanganui District: +300 Other sources of income, Whanganui District: -87 No source of income during that time, Whanganui District: +15
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of Whanganui District's income sources in 2013 compared to New Zealand 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, 57.8% of households identified wages and salaries, 15.9% self employment or business, and 35.2% government benefits as an income source, compared with 66.4%, 23.1% and 29.1% for the New Zealand respectively.

The major differences between sources of household income of the population in the Whanganui District and New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of NZ superannuation or veterans pension as an income source (29.3% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc as an income source (57.8% compared to 66.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Self-employment or business as an income source (15.9% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other invest as an income source (22.9% compared to 28.1%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Interest, dividends, rent, other invest (-501 households)
  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+495 households)
  • Other govt benefits, payments or pension (+300 households)
  • Domestic purposes benefit (-198 households)

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