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Whangarei District Council

Sources of household income

In 2018, Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc was the largest source of income in Whangarei District Council.

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 Whangarei District Council 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

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Sources of household income
Whangarei District Council20182013Change
Income source - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2013 to 2018
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc20,21161.768.617,31358.166.4+2,898
Self-employment or business I own and work in7,65923.424.16,43221.623.0+1,227
Interest, dividends, rent, other investments7,73123.625.97,43725.028.1+294
Regular payments from ACC or a private work accident insurer1,1163.42.87532.52.2+363
New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension10,36831.725.88,12427.323.0+2,244
Other superannuation, pensions, or annuities (other than NZ Superannuation, Veteran's Pension or war pensions)1,5604.84.51,3804.64.5+180
Jobseeker Support2,7758.57.02,7339.27.9+42
Student Allowance8072.53.87292.44.4+78
Other government benefits, government income support payments, war pensions or paid parental leave2,3917.37.12,1337.27.2+258
Other sources of income, including support payments from people who do not live in my household7082.23.06902.33.3+18
No source of income during that time1560.50.51800.60.7-24
Sole Parent Support1,4704.53.32,1457.25.2-675
Supported Living Payment1,1403.53.21,2394.23.6-99
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
Whangarei District Council20182013Change
Income source - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2013 to 2018
Not stated1,2363.93.91,8156.54.8-579
Total responding households504,9601602.796.1470,1331681.495.2+34,827
Total responses89,364----78,918----+10,446
Total households stated31,506100.0100.027,960100.0100.0+3,546
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 Whangarei District Council's income sources in 2018 compared to New Zealand 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 similar proportion that identified government benefits as an income source.

Overall, 61.7% of households identified wages and salaries, 23.4% self employment or business, and 18.2% government benefits as an income source, compared with 68.6%, 24.1% and 17.9% for New Zealand respectively.

The major differences between sources of household income of the population in Whangarei District Council and New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension as an income source (31.7% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of Jobseeker Support as an income source (8.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc as an income source (61.7% compared to 68.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of Interest, dividends, rent, other investments as an income source (23.6% compared to 25.9%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in sources of household income of the population in Whangarei District Council between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc (+2,898 households)
  • New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension (+2,244 households)
  • Self-employment or business I own and work in (+1,227 households)
  • Sole Parent Support (-675 households)

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