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fact sheet

Poverty Tasmania is not a wealthy state overall, and the gulf between top and bottom earners in the State also is large.

Average weekly personal income, Tasmanian and national, May 20151

Tasmania: $961.50

Average Tasmanian disposable household weekly income, by income quintile, 2013-142

Q1 (poorest): $311

Australia: $1136.60

Q2: $460 Q3: $615 Q4: $798 Q5: $1,243

Income share, 2013-143

Q1 (poorest): 9.2% Q2: 13.3% Q3: 17.6% Q4: 22.8% Q5 (richest): 37.1%

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Proportion of population classified as low income, 2013144

Tasmania: 52.4%

Proportion of population with government pensions/allowances as the primary source of income, 2011-125

50%-90% of income: 11.5%

ABS 6302, Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Tables 11F and 1. ABS 6523, Household Income and Wealth, 2013-14. 3 ABS 6523, Household Income and Wealth, 2013-14. 4 ABS 4130, Housing Occupancy and Costs, 2013-14, Table 20 5 ABS 6523, Household Income and Income Distribution, 2011-12. 2

Australia: 40.5%

90%+ of income: 20.9%


Poverty fact sheet