Household Incomes in New Zealand: trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2012
The Household Incomes Report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders as indicated by their household incomes from all sources from 1982 to 2012.
Household Incomes 1982-2012
The report uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s 2011-2012 Household Economic Survey (HES) to update the previous report in the series which had information to 2011.
The interviews for the 2011-2012 survey were carried out in the year to 30 June 2012, and asked about incomes in the previous twelve months.
The 2011-2012 survey is the first HES to capture the early recovery of household incomes after the impact of the global financial crisis and related economic slowdown.
In addition to the Full Report and the Summary, there is also a Key Findings document which gives a quick overview.
The next update is planned for mid 2014 using data from the 2012-2013 HES.
Updates to the 2013 report
- 16 July 2013: Some references omitted in the original paper copy version now added to the Reference list, some minor edits to Section E (pp93-97), and a minor correction at Key Findings #5.