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New Zealand Income Survey: June 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  08 October 2009
Highlights

Median weekly income from all sources for the June 2009 quarter:

  • was $538, compared with $536 in the June 2008 quarter
  • decreased most for those aged 15 to 19 years, down $40 from the June 2008 quarter
  • for those aged 65+, was up 9.1 percent  from the June 2008 quarter. 

 

 Between the June 2008 and 2009 quarters:

  • the number of people receiving income from government transfers rose 33,700 (3.2 percent), while those earning income from self-employment fell 34,100 (8.9 percent)
  • median weekly income for those receiving income from investments fell $5 to $14
  • median hourly earnings increased $0.77.

 

Graph, change in median weekly income from all sources Graph, number of people receiving income from government transfers, by sex

 

Geoff Bascand 8 October 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0614
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