Sources of income vary for men and women
Information was collected about the different sources of income people received in the year ending 7 March 2006. There were differences in the proportion of men and women recording each income source.
|Selected Sources of Personal Income by Sex |
| Sources of personal income
| Wages and salaries
| Interest and investments
| NZ Superannuation
| No source of income
| Other superannuation
| Other government benefits
| Other sources of income
| Domestic purposes benefit
The numbers of both men and women receiving the unemployment benefit at some time within the year prior to census day decreased between 2001 and 2006.
Between 2001 and 2006, the number of men receiving the unemployment benefit at some time within the year prior to census day was:
- Down 50 percent, from 96,111 men in 2001 to 47,613 men in 2006.
Between 2001 and 2006, the number of women receiving the unemployment benefit at some time within the year prior to census day was:
- Down 46 percent, from 82,263 women in 2001 to 44,559 women in 2006.
Note: In the 2006 Census, information on sources of personal income was collected for people aged 15 years and over, who usually lived in New Zealand. It relates to the 12 months ending 7 March 2006. Many people received income from more than one source during the year. Each source people recorded was counted in the appropriate category and so totals may add up to more than 100 percent. The main source of income could not be identified for people who received income from more than one source.