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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Polish
Income

Median income

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Polish ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The median income (half received less and half received more income) was $27,100, up from $19,400 in 2006.
  • The median income for men was $35,100. This was higher than for women ($24,000).
  • Those born in New Zealand had a median income of $25,400, compared with $27,100 for those born overseas.
Median income
By sex, Polish and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census
Median annual income, by sex, specified ethnic groups and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over, 2013 Census


Total personal income

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Polish ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 40.6 percent received an annual income of $20,000 or less.
  • Those aged 30–64 years were most likely to receive an annual income of $20,000 or less, while those aged 65 years and over were least likely to.
  • 14.4 percent received an annual income of more than $70,000.
  • Men were more likely than women to have an annual income of more than $70,000, at 22.2 percent and 9.3 percent, respectively.

Sources of personal income

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Polish ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 56.8 percent received income from wages or salary, up from 53.5 percent in 2006.
  • Men were less likely than women to have received income support, at 13.9 percent and 17.9 percent, respectively.
Sources of personal income
Polish and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Polish European NZ population
Sources of personal income Percent
None 8.2 5.5 7.5
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc 56.8 58.5 57.7
Self-employment or business 12.7 17.4 15.4
Interest, dividends, rent, other investments 17.3 24.9 20.9
Payments from a work accident insurer 1.2 1.3 1.2
NZ superannuation or veterans pension 17.0 20.0 16.8
Other superannuation, pensions, or annuities 3.3 3.1 2.7
Income support 16.3 14.1 16.2
Other sources 3.1 1.9 1.9

Note: Percentages do not add up to 100 as people can have more than one source of income.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: Total personal income information includes income from all sources and relates to the 12 months ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2013.

Sources of personal income information relates to the 12 months ending 7 March 2006 and 5 March 2013.

Sources of personal income includes all people who stated each source of personal income, whether as their only source or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one source of personal income, they have been counted in each applicable group.

Income support is a source of personal income. It includes the unemployment benefit, sickness benefit, domestic purposes benefit, invalid's benefit, student allowance, and other government benefits or payments.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in text, tables, and graphs. The accuracy of percentages and medians may be affected by this rounding, particularly for ethnic groups with small populations.

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