Ashburton District CouncilCommunity profile
Skip to content

Ashburton District Council

Sources of household income

In 2018, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in the Ashburton District Council.

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 Ashburton District Council 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
Ashburton District Council20182006Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2018
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc8,28667.966.47,22766.867.1+1,059
Self-employment or business3,03624.923.12,98527.624.4+51
Interest, dividends, rent, other invest3,89731.928.14,06837.632.0-171
Payments from a work accident insurer3302.72.23843.52.8-54
NZ superannuation or veterans pension3,13825.723.02,76025.520.3+378
Other super, pensions, annuities3873.24.54083.84.8-21
Sickness benefit2522.14.12252.13.9+27
Unemployment benefit2341.94.62222.14.8+12
Domestic purposes benefit3963.25.23993.75.9-3
Invalids benefit3332.73.63843.53.8-51
Student allowance1441.24.4810.73.4+63
Other govt benefits, payments or pension8106.67.24804.45.6+330
Other sources of income2792.33.32372.23.8+42
No source of income during that time330.30.7240.20.6+9

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Sources of household income - responses
Ashburton District Council20182006Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2018
Not stated3873.24.61441.33.9+243
Total households12,204100.0100.010,821100.0100.0+1,383
Total responding households11,81796.895.410,67798.796.1+1,140
Total responses21,942179.8184.920,028185.1187.0+1,914

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Sources of household income, 2018
Sources of household income, 2018 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, Ashburton District Council: 67.9% Self-employment or business, Ashburton District Council: 24.9% Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Ashburton District Council: 31.9% Payments from a work accident insurer, Ashburton District Council: 2.7% NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Ashburton District Council: 25.7% Other super, pensions, annuities, Ashburton District Council: 3.2% Sickness benefit, Ashburton District Council: 2.1% Unemployment benefit, Ashburton District Council: 1.9% Domestic purposes benefit, Ashburton District Council: 3.2% Invalids benefit, Ashburton District Council: 2.7% Student allowance, Ashburton District Council: 1.2% Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Ashburton District Council: 6.6% Other sources of income, Ashburton District Council: 2.3% No source of income during that time, Ashburton District Council: 0.3%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in sources of household income, 2006 to 2018
Change in sources of household income, 2006 to 2018 Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc, Ashburton District Council: +1,059 Self-employment or business, Ashburton District Council: +51 Interest, dividends, rent, other invest, Ashburton District Council: -171 Payments from a work accident insurer, Ashburton District Council: -54 NZ superannuation or veterans pension, Ashburton District Council: +378 Other super, pensions, annuities, Ashburton District Council: -21 Sickness benefit, Ashburton District Council: +27 Unemployment benefit, Ashburton District Council: +12 Domestic purposes benefit, Ashburton District Council: -3 Invalids benefit, Ashburton District Council: -51 Student allowance, Ashburton District Council: +63 Other govt benefits, payments or pension, Ashburton District Council: +330 Other sources of income, Ashburton District Council: +42 No source of income during that time, Ashburton District Council: +9
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of Ashburton District Council's income sources in 2018 compared to New Zealand income sources shows that there was a greater proportion of households who identified wages and salaries as an income source, a greater proportion of households who identified self employment or business as an income source, and a lesser proportion that identified government benefits as an income source.

Overall, 67.9% of households identified wages and salaries, 24.9% self employment or business, and 17.8% 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 Ashburton District Council and New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other invest as an income source (31.9% compared to 28.1%)
  • A larger percentage of NZ superannuation or veterans pension as an income source (25.7% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of Student allowance as an income source (1.2% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Unemployment benefit as an income source (1.9% compared to 4.6%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in sources of household income of the population in the Ashburton District Council between 2006 and 2018 were:

  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (+1,059 households)
  • NZ superannuation or veterans pension (+378 households)
  • Other govt benefits, payments or pension (+330 households)
  • Interest, dividends, rent, other invest (-171 households)

v20.5.19-1.0.0