The income information is collected as part of the Household Labour Force Survey each year during the June quarter. This information is similar to what was previously collected in the New Zealand Income Survey, but only covers income from wages and salaries, self-employment, and government transfers. Private transfer and investment income are no longer included.
The table refers to wage and salary income from all individuals aged over 15 years in the household. A dependent child has been defined as under the age of 18 years and not working full-time.
Income from pensions and other government benefits, and from self-employment, is excluded.
Median weekly income
The middle point of the distribution of weekly household income. For example for 99 households, the median weekly household income is the weekly income of the 50th household - when households are ranked by weekly income.
This data is not inflation adjusted.