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Household income

In the Ashburton District Council, 39.0% of households earned an income of $70,000 or more per annum in 2018.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The Ashburton District Council's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Educational Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the Ashburton District Council. It is important to note that income data is not necessarily a measure of wealth. For example, if an area has a large number of retirees this will produce a higher proportion of households with low income but the retirees may have large capital wealth. For this reason, household income should be viewed in conjunction with Age and Household Composition.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Household 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 2018'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Annual household income
Ashburton District Council2018
Annual household incomeNumber%New Zealand %
Negative or zero income570.50.9
$1 to $5,000600.50.9
$5,001 to $10,000750.61.1
$10,001 to $15,0002161.82.5
$15,001 to $20,0004593.84.1
$20,001 to $25,0005734.74.7
$25,001 to $30,0005644.64.6
$30,001 to $40,0001,1439.48.3
$40,001 to $50,0009938.16.7
$50,001 to $70,0001,84215.112.4
$70,001 to $100,0002,27718.615.3
$100,001 or more2,49020.423.4
Not stated1,46112.015.1

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Annual household income, 2018
Annual household income, 2018 Negative or zero income, New Zealand: 0.9% $1 to $5,000, New Zealand: 0.9% $5,001 to $10,000, New Zealand: 1.1% $10,001 to $15,000, New Zealand: 2.5% $15,001 to $20,000, New Zealand: 4.1% $20,001 to $25,000, New Zealand: 4.7% $25,001 to $30,000, New Zealand: 4.6% $30,001 to $40,000, New Zealand: 8.3% $40,001 to $50,000, New Zealand: 6.7% $50,001 to $70,000, New Zealand: 12.4% $70,001 to $100,000, New Zealand: 15.3% $100,001 or more, New Zealand: 23.4% Negative or zero income, Ashburton District Council: 0.5% $1 to $5,000, Ashburton District Council: 0.5% $5,001 to $10,000, Ashburton District Council: 0.6% $10,001 to $15,000, Ashburton District Council: 1.8% $15,001 to $20,000, Ashburton District Council: 3.8% $20,001 to $25,000, Ashburton District Council: 4.7% $25,001 to $30,000, Ashburton District Council: 4.6% $30,001 to $40,000, Ashburton District Council: 9.4% $40,001 to $50,000, Ashburton District Council: 8.1% $50,001 to $70,000, Ashburton District Council: 15.1% $70,001 to $100,000, Ashburton District Council: 18.6% $100,001 or more, Ashburton District Council: 20.4%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the Ashburton District Council in 2018 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a similar proportion of high income households (those earning more than $70,000 per annum) and a lower proportion of low income households (those earning less than $30,000 per annum).

Overall, 39.0% of the households earned a high income, and 16.4% were low income households, compared with 38.7% and 18.7% respectively for the New Zealand.

The major differences between the household incomes of the Ashburton District Council and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of households who earned $70,001 to $100,000 (18.6% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $50,001 to $70,000 (15.1% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of households who earned $40,001 to $50,000 (8.1% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of households who earned $100,001 or more (20.4% compared to 23.4%)

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