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Household income

In the Porirua City, 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 Porirua City'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 Porirua City. 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
Porirua City2018
Annual household incomeNumber%Wellington Region %
Negative or zero income1230.70.7
$1 to $5,0001500.90.7
$5,001 to $10,0001741.01.0
$10,001 to $15,0003302.02.2
$15,001 to $20,0005073.03.6
$20,001 to $25,0005553.34.2
$25,001 to $30,0005523.33.9
$30,001 to $40,0001,0506.27.2
$40,001 to $50,0009065.46.0
$50,001 to $70,0001,78810.611.6
$70,001 to $100,0002,58315.315.3
$100,001 or more5,09430.230.3
Not stated3,07818.213.3

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High

Annual household income, 2018
Annual household income, 2018 Negative or zero income, Wellington Region: 0.7% $1 to $5,000, Wellington Region: 0.7% $5,001 to $10,000, Wellington Region: 1.0% $10,001 to $15,000, Wellington Region: 2.2% $15,001 to $20,000, Wellington Region: 3.6% $20,001 to $25,000, Wellington Region: 4.2% $25,001 to $30,000, Wellington Region: 3.9% $30,001 to $40,000, Wellington Region: 7.2% $40,001 to $50,000, Wellington Region: 6.0% $50,001 to $70,000, Wellington Region: 11.6% $70,001 to $100,000, Wellington Region: 15.3% $100,001 or more, Wellington Region: 30.3% Negative or zero income, Porirua City: 0.7% $1 to $5,000, Porirua City: 0.9% $5,001 to $10,000, Porirua City: 1.0% $10,001 to $15,000, Porirua City: 2.0% $15,001 to $20,000, Porirua City: 3.0% $20,001 to $25,000, Porirua City: 3.3% $25,001 to $30,000, Porirua City: 3.3% $30,001 to $40,000, Porirua City: 6.2% $40,001 to $50,000, Porirua City: 5.4% $50,001 to $70,000, Porirua City: 10.6% $70,001 to $100,000, Porirua City: 15.3% $100,001 or more, Porirua City: 30.2%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of household income levels in the Porirua City in 2018 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a similar 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 14.2% were low income households, compared with 45.5% and 16.4% respectively for the Wellington Region.

There were no major differences between Porirua City and Wellington Region in 2018.

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