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Income

More than twice as many men as women have an income over $50,000

In 2013, 38.3 percent of greater Christchurch men had a personal annual income of over $50,000, compared with 18.0 percent of women.

Men in greater Christchurch had a median income (half earn more and half earn less than this amount) of $39,600, and women had a median income of $23,700. This was slightly higher than the national medians ($36,500 for men and $23,100 for women).

Just over 1 in 3 adults (35.7 percent) in greater Christchurch had a personal income of $20,000 or less in 2013, while 5.7 percent of adults had a personal income over $100,000. This was slightly lower than the national figures (38.2 percent earned $20,000 or less, and 5.9 percent earned over $100,000).

In greater Christchurch, median incomes for adults in 2013 were:

  • Selwyn district – $36,100
  • Waimakariri district – $30,300
  • Christchurch city – $29,800

In comparison, the national median income in 2013 was $28,500.

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