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New Zealand Income Survey: June 2012 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  04 October 2012
Key facts

In the year to the June 2012 quarter, there was no significant increase in:

  • median weekly income from all sources – up 1.8 percent from $550 to $560
  • median weekly income for those receiving income from wages and salaries – up $6 (0.7 percent) to $806
  • median hourly earnings – up 48 cents (2.4 percent) to $20.86.

In the year to the June 2012 quarter, there was a significant increase in:

  • median weekly income from all sources for the age groups 20–24, 60–64, and 65 and over (65+)
  • median weekly income for those receiving income from government transfers – up $8 (2.8 percent) to $288
  • the proportion of people 65+ receiving income from self-employment – up from 6.0 percent to 7.5 percent.

Graph,median weekly income from wages and salaries, for those receiving income from this source, June quarter 2002 to 2012.

 

Geoff Bascand        
Government Statistician
4 October 2012
ISSN 1178-0614
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