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In the Wellington Region, 14.3% 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 the Wellington Region. 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.
'From all sources of income identified, what will the total income be:
|Annual individual income|
|Annual income||Number||%||North Island %|
|Negative or zero income||27,939||6.8||7.8|
|$1 to $5,000||22,998||5.6||5.6|
|$5,001 to $10,000||18,744||4.5||4.7|
|$10,001 to $15,000||26,277||6.4||7.0|
|$15,001 to $20,000||35,712||8.6||9.8|
|$20,001 to $25,000||30,513||7.4||7.9|
|$25,001 to $30,000||20,964||5.1||5.4|
|$30,001 to $40,000||39,630||9.6||10.3|
|$40,001 to $50,000||36,825||8.9||9.5|
|$50,001 to $70,000||59,235||14.3||14.2|
|$70,001 to $100,000||46,044||11.2||9.6|
|$100,001 to $150,000||29,400||7.1||4.9|
|$150,001 or more||18,621||4.5||3.2|
|Total population aged 15+||412,902||100.0||100.0|
Analysis of individual income levels in the Wellington Region in 2018 compared to North Island shows that there was a similar proportion of persons earning a high income (those earning more than $70,000 per annum) and a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $15,000 per annum).
Overall, 14.3% of the population earned a high income, and 23.2% earned a low income, compared with 14.2% and 25.1% respectively for North Island.
The major differences between the Wellington Region's individual incomes and North Island's individual incomes were:
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