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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Paraparaumu Beach West

Individual income

In Paraparaumu Beach West, 12.4% 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 Paraparaumu Beach West. 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
Paraparaumu Beach West2018
Annual incomeNumber%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %
Negative or zero income1115.55.8
$1 to $5,000934.64.8
$5,001 to $10,000693.45.3
$10,001 to $15,0001356.78.5
$15,001 to $20,00025212.510.6
$20,001 to $25,0001929.57.9
$25,001 to $30,0001266.37.4
$30,001 to $40,00024011.910.6
$40,001 to $50,0001628.08.5
$50,001 to $70,00024912.411.6
$70,001 to $100,0001959.79.0
$100,001 to $150,0001266.35.8
$150,001 or more663.34.2
Total population aged 15+2,016100.0100.0
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
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Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018 compared to Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) shows that there was a higher 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, 12.4% of the population earned a high income, and 20.2% earned a low income, compared with 11.6% and 24.3% respectively for Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District).

The major differences between Paraparaumu Beach West's individual incomes and Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District)'s individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $15,001 to $20,000 (12.5% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $20,001 to $25,000 (9.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $5,001 to $10,000 (3.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $10,001 to $15,000 (6.7% compared to 8.5%)

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