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Dunedin City

Individual income

In Dunedin City, 12.8% people earned an income of $70,000 or more per annum in 2018.

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 Dunedin 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 2018'

Annual individual income
Dunedin City2018
Annual incomeNumber%Otago Region %
Negative or zero income6,6846.35.3
$1 to $5,0009,0548.56.8
$5,001 to $10,0007,5397.15.8
$10,001 to $15,0008,6198.17.1
$15,001 to $20,00011,26510.610.1
$20,001 to $25,0009,4328.98.7
$25,001 to $30,0006,0965.76.2
$30,001 to $40,00010,4559.811.4
$40,001 to $50,0009,2378.79.9
$50,001 to $70,00013,59612.814.3
$70,001 to $100,0008,7068.28.6
$100,001 to $150,0003,6333.43.5
$150,001 or more2,0221.92.2
Total population aged 15+106,338100.0100.0
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in Dunedin City in 2018 compared to Otago Region 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, 12.8% of the population earned a high income, and 30.0% earned a low income, compared with 14.3% and 25.0% respectively for Otago Region.

The major differences between Dunedin City's individual incomes and Otago Region's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $1 to $5,000 (8.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $5,001 to $10,000 (7.1% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $30,001 to $40,000 (9.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $50,001 to $70,000 (12.8% compared to 14.3%)

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