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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District

Sources of household income

In 2018, Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in Thames-Coromandel District.

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 Thames-Coromandel District 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
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWaikato Region %Number% of householdsWaikato Region %2013 to 2018
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc5,96447.866.35,68849.564.1+276
Self-employment or business I own and work in3,57928.724.13,27928.523.4+300
Interest, dividends, rent, other investments3,79230.423.33,52530.625.9+267
Regular payments from ACC or a private work accident insurer3572.93.02732.42.4+84
New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension5,40043.326.84,17636.323.7+1,224
Other superannuation, pensions, or annuities (other than NZ Superannuation, Veteran's Pension or war pensions)7866.34.16485.63.9+138
Jobseeker Support5584.57.67176.28.1-159
Student Allowance1140.93.51020.94.1+12
Other government benefits, government income support payments, war pensions or paid parental leave6935.67.57026.17.7-9
Other sources of income, including support payments from people who do not live in my household2431.92.72131.93.1+30
No source of income during that time660.50.5930.80.6-27
Sole Parent Support2942.43.75074.46.2-213
Supported Living Payment3632.93.45494.84.1-186
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
Sources of household income - responses
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWaikato Region %Number% of householdsWaikato Region %2013 to 2018
Not stated6515.54.14474.04.8+204
Total responding households11,17294.597.110,60896.095.6+564
Total responses34,389----31,467----+2,922
Total households stated11,823100.0100.011,055100.0100.0+768
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 Thames-Coromandel District's income sources in 2018 compared to Waikato Region income sources shows that there was a lesser proportion of households who identified wages and salaries as an income source, a greater proportion of households who identified self employment or business as an income source, and a lesser proportion that identified government benefits as an income source.

Overall, 47.8% of households identified wages and salaries, 28.7% self employment or business, and 10.9% government benefits as an income source, compared with 66.3%, 24.1% and 18.6% for Waikato Region respectively.

The major differences between sources of household income of the population in Thames-Coromandel District and Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension as an income source (43.3% compared to 26.8%)
  • A larger percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other investments as an income source (30.4% compared to 23.3%)
  • A larger percentage of Self-employment or business I own and work in as an income source (28.7% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc as an income source (47.8% compared to 66.3%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in sources of household income of the population in Thames-Coromandel District between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension (+1,224 households)
  • Self-employment or business I own and work in (+300 households)
  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (+276 households)
  • Interest, dividends, rent, other investments (+267 households)

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