Income and age
Income differs with age
Those in the middle age groups tend to have higher median annual personal incomes (half receive more, and half receive less, than this amount) than those in other age groups.
In 2006, the age groups with the highest median annual personal incomes were:
- 45- to 49-year-olds with $35,200.
- 50- to 54-year-olds with $34,600.
The age groups with the lowest median annual personal incomes in 2006 were:
- 15- to 19-year-olds with $3,100.
- 70- to 74-year-olds with $14,800.
The 60- to 64-year age group has changed most
The biggest percentage change in median annual personal income in the five years to 2006 was for those aged between 60 and 64 years:
- Up 59 percent, from $14,900 in 2001 to $23,700 in 2006.
Note: In the 2006 Census, total personal income information was collected for people aged 15 years and over, who usually lived in New Zealand. It relates to the 12 months ending 31 March, and includes income from all sources.