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Sources of personal income by area

Wellington region has highest proportion of wage and salary earners

As a source of income in regional council areas, wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, etc, was:

  • most common in Wellington (62.1 percent)
  • least common in Northland (47.0 percent).

Self-employment and business income was:

  • most common in Tasman (21.9 percent)
  • least common in Gisborne (13.8 percent).

Interest, dividends, rent, and other investments income was:

  • most common in Tasman (27.3 percent)
  • least common in West Coast (16.7 percent).

Other government transfers income was:

  • most common in Gisborne (22.4 percent)
  • least common in Marlborough (11.9 percent).

‘Other government transfers’ comprises unemployment benefit, sickness benefit, domestic purposes benefit, invalids benefit, student allowance, and other government benefits, payments, or pensions.

NZ superannuation or veterans pension income was:

  • most common in Marlborough (23.7 percent)
  • least common in Auckland (12.9 percent).
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