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Household Economic Survey: Year ended June 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  28 November 2013
Key facts

Household income: Between the years ending 30 June 2010 and 30 June 2013, average annual household income from:

  • all regular sources rose – from $76,733 to $85,588 (up 11.5 percent)
  • wages and salaries rose – from $75,526 to $84,462 (up 11.8 percent)
  • New Zealand Superannuation and war pensions rose – from $20,652 to $22,380 (up 8.4 percent).

Household expenditure: Between the years ending 30 June 2010 and 30 June 2013:

  • average weekly household expenditure increased by 9.1 percent – from $1,019 to $1,111
  • the largest changes in average weekly household expenditure were on transport (up $27 to $158), food (up $15 to $193), and housing and household utilities (up $21 to $273)
  • average weekly rent payments increased by $32 – to $275.

Graph, average weekly household expenditure, 2010-2013.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician

  28 November 2013
ISSN 1178-0479

 

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