Household Economic Survey (Income): Year ended June 2012

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  29 November 2012

Key facts

Between the year ended 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2012:

  • Average annual household income from all regular sources increased slightly (from $79,256 to $81,067).
  • Average annual household income from wages and salaries increased (from $77,843 to $82,029).
  • Total housing costs as a proportion of total regular household income decreased slightly (from 16.4 percent to 16.0 percent).
  • Average weekly total housing costs were unchanged (at $249).
  • Average weekly mortgage payments decreased slightly (from $375 to $357).
  • Average weekly rent payments increased slightly (from $261 to $273).
 Graph, Average annual regular income for all households, year ended 30 June 2007 to 2012.  Graph, Average weekly total housing costs for all households, year ended 30 June 2007 to 2012.
Geoff Bascand  
Government Statistician 

29 November 2012

ISSN 1178-0479