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New Zealand Income Survey: June 2015 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  02 October 2015
Key facts

In the year to the June 2015 quarter:

  • Median weekly income from all sources (for all people) increased by $26.
  • Median weekly income from government transfers (for those receiving income from this source) increased by $12.
  • The number of wage and salary earners increased by 2.8 percent, and the number of full-time earners increased by 3.2 percent. 
  • Median hourly earnings increased by 83 cents.
  • Median weekly income from wages and salaries (for those receiving income from this source) increased by $19. This change is not statistically significant.

All income figures in this information release refer to gross (before tax) income for individuals.

June 2015 quarter Annual change
($) ($)   (Percent)
Median weekly income from all sources(1)

621

     26     

4.3

Median weekly income from government transfers(2)

315

12

4.0 

Median weekly income from wages and salaries(2)

882

19

2.2 

Median hourly earnings

22.83

0.83

3.8

1. For all people
2. For those receiving income from this source

 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0614
2 October 2015

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