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Hutt CityCommunity profile

Hutt City

Sources of household income

In 2018, Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in Hutt City.

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 Hutt City 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.

Note: Government benefit recipient figures from the 2013 and 2006 Censuses are not directly comparable with 2018 figures. In explanation, welfare reform resulted in changes to benefit categories. Benefits were consolidated into three main groupings: Jobseeker support, sole parent support and supported living payment. The unemployment benefit was moved into jobseeker support, but so was the sickness benefit, domestic purposes/widows benefit for sole parents with children 14 years and over.

Q:

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

Sources of household income
Hutt City20182013Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsBelmont Park and Manor Park %Number% of householdsBelmont Park and Manor Park %2013 to 2018
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc26,88672.474.425,14069.973.2+1,746
Self-employment or business I own and work in7,55120.335.46,83419.031.7+717
Interest, dividends, rent, other investments9,52225.636.69,95127.740.2-429
Regular payments from ACC or a private work accident insurer8882.43.77112.02.4+177
New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension8,77823.623.27,62921.219.5+1,149
Other superannuation, pensions, or annuities (other than NZ Superannuation, Veteran's Pension or war pensions)2,0075.44.91,9685.54.9+39
Jobseeker Support3,4209.26.13,2198.93.7+201
Student Allowance1,3143.52.41,3473.76.1-33
Other government benefits, government income support payments, war pensions or paid parental leave2,9317.96.12,7247.66.1+207
Other sources of income, including support payments from people who do not live in my household1,0262.83.71,0953.03.7-69
No source of income during that time1500.41.21890.50.0-39
Sole Parent Support1,3473.62.42,1035.82.4-756
Supported Living Payment1,2543.41.21,4824.12.4-228
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
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Sources of household income - responses
Hutt City20182013Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsBelmont Park and Manor Park %Number% of householdsBelmont Park and Manor Park %2013 to 2018
Not stated1,0052.81.21,6324.83.8-627
Total responses102,888----98,277----+4,611
Total households stated36,156100.0100.034,356100.0100.0+1,800
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of Hutt City's income sources in 2018 compared to Belmont Park and Manor Park income sources shows that there was a lesser proportion of households who identified wages and salaries as an income source, a lesser proportion of households who identified self employment or business as an income source, and a greater proportion that identified government benefits as an income source.

Overall, 72.4% of households identified wages and salaries, 20.3% self employment or business, and 20.6% government benefits as an income source, compared with 74.4%, 35.4% and 14.6% for Belmont Park and Manor Park respectively.

The major differences between sources of household income of the population in Hutt City and Belmont Park and Manor Park were:

  • A larger percentage of Jobseeker Support as an income source (9.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of Supported Living Payment as an income source (3.4% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of Self-employment or business I own and work in as an income source (20.3% compared to 35.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other investments as an income source (25.6% compared to 36.6%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in sources of household income of the population in Hutt City between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (+1,746 households)
  • New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension (+1,149 households)
  • Sole Parent Support (-756 households)
  • Self-employment or business I own and work in (+717 households)

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