Household Economic Survey: Year ended 30 June 2007

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 November 2007


  • Average weekly household net expenditure was $956 in 2006/07.
  • The three largest components of total household expenditure were housing and household utilities (23 percent), food (16 percent) and transport (14 percent).
  • Households in Wellington region had the highest expenditure on recreation and culture ($120).
  • Average annual household income was $67,973 in 2006/07, up 10.2 percent from 2003/04.
  • Seventy-five percent of all households were satisfied or very satisfied with their material standard of living.
  • One-fifth of all households had more than one type of computer (desktop, laptop or hand-held).

Graph, Average Weekly Household Expenditure.  


 Geoff Bascand 30 November 2007
 Government Statistician  ISSN 1178-0479