New Zealand Income Survey: June 2011 quarter

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  06 October 2011

Key facts

Between the June 2010 and June 2011 quarters:

  • Median hourly earnings had the lowest recorded increase since the June 2000 quarter, up 1.9 percent to $20.38.
  • Median weekly income for those receiving income from wages and salaries was $800 (up 4.0 percent).
  • Median weekly income from all sources for all people increased 3.9 percent to $550.
  • Median weekly income from government transfers for those receiving income from this source increased 4.4 percent to $280.
  • There were increases in both the number of people aged 65 and over receiving income from government transfers and the median weekly income received from this source up 3.4 percent and 7.6 percent respectively.


 Graph, Change in median hourly earnings for wage and salary earners, June quarter compared with previous June quarter, 2006 to 2011.

Geoff Bascand        
Government Statistician
6 October 2011
ISSN 1178-0614