The Wellington Region
In the Wellington Region, 45.5% of households earned an income of $70,000 or more per annum in 2018.
Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. The Wellington Region'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 Wellington Region. 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|
|Annual household income||Number||%||North Island %|
|Negative or zero income||1,161||0.7||0.9||250|
|$1 to $5,000||1,269||0.7||0.9||251|
|$5,001 to $10,000||1,740||1.0||1.2||252|
|$10,001 to $15,000||3,945||2.2||2.5||253|
|$15,001 to $20,000||6,378||3.6||4.0||254|
|$20,001 to $25,000||7,464||4.2||4.4||255|
|$25,001 to $30,000||6,855||3.9||4.5||256|
|$30,001 to $40,000||12,612||7.2||8.0||257|
|$40,001 to $50,000||10,614||6.0||6.5||258|
|$50,001 to $70,000||20,394||11.6||12.0||259|
|$70,001 to $100,000||26,925||15.3||14.8||260|
|$100,001 or more||53,292||30.3||24.4||261|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
Analysis of household income levels in the Wellington Region in 2018 compared to the North Island shows that there was a larger 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, 45.5% of the households earned a high income, and 16.4% were low income households, compared with 39.3% and 18.4% respectively for the North Island.
The major difference between the household incomes of the Wellington Region and the North Island is:
- A larger percentage of households who earned $100,001 or more (30.3% compared to 24.4%)