Income statistics show information about the income of New Zealanders, across personal variables and different sectors. Income sources are salary and wages, self-employment, investments, and government benefits and support.
Listed below are the titles of tables found previously in chapter 4 of the Key Statistics publication. Below the list is an outline of where you can find this data now. Further help is available from our Information Centre.
Table 1 Average hourly earnings, by sex and by sector
You can find this information in Infoshare. Choose the Subject category: Work income and spending, then choose Earnings and Employment Survey (QES) – QEX, and the table QEX – Average Hourly Earnings by Sector and Sex (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).
Select these variables:
- 'Select All' in Sector
- 'Select All' in Sex
- 'Select All' in Hourly Earnings
- And the time periods you want.
Click the 'Go' button.
For other relevant information see the Quarterly Employment Survey information release page. top
Table 2 Labour cost index, all industries/occupations combined
For this table please see the Labour Cost Index (All Labour Costs) information release page. Go to the most recent release and see table 1 in the Excel file.
Table 3 Labour cost index, all salary and wage rates
For this table please see the Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates) information release page. Go to the most recent release and see tables 4.1 (by industry), and 5.1 (by occupation)in the Excel file.
Table 4 Labour cost index, all labour costs
For this table please see the Labour Cost Index (All Labour Costs) information release page. Go to the most recent release and see table 5.1 in the Excel file.
Table 5 Social welfare – core benefits and pensions
This information is provided by the Ministry of Social Development and is available on their website (www.msd.govt.nz) from their National Benefit Factsheets web page.