How much Kiwis earn?

March 11th, 2013 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

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A reader sent in this interesting infographic. From this site.

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16 Responses to “How much Kiwis earn?”

  1. Mobile Michael (410 comments) says:

    Nice to see I’m in the right industry :-) – but the graphic claims Aucklanders earn $13 a week more than Wellingtonians but that the capital has the highest average incomes.

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  2. David in Chch (508 comments) says:

    I noticed the same thing. Somehow $863 is less that $850. I wonder what other arithmetic errors are present.

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  3. Richard29 (377 comments) says:

    So for all the complaints about the mostly overseas owned banking and insurance sector. Not only did it survive the GFC relatively unscathed, but it also pays Kiwi workers better than any other industry…

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  4. Fisiani (943 comments) says:

    Never realised before but the Otago outline is very like the outline of Africa!

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  5. Andrew M (43 comments) says:

    It’s released by a payday loan provider, I’m not surprised they’re relying on nobody picking up the maths errors.

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  6. Liberty (233 comments) says:

    Graphically displays why New Zealand is a Socialist cesspit.
    With 4 of the top 5 places taken up Government depts or is agencies.
    When the country spends more on Arts and Farts than it does on Accommodation.
    You have to question if New Zealand has its priorities right.

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  7. nzd.gbp (130 comments) says:

    The far north has the nicest climate in NZ I reckon and fantastic beaches. They need to push to get that holiday highway that the commies hate so much opened up so rich aucklanders can scoot up there more easily and spend some money on their days off. Time to unclog the arteries. Let’s facilitate access to the economic powerhouse of auckland to the poorest in the country who live right next door.

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  8. Deborah (156 comments) says:

    Average weekly household costs of $249 seems very, very low. I wonder what they mean by “household”, and what costs are factored into that $249. Maybe they mean average weekly food costs, which could be plausible, but households spend money on many things other than food.

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  9. scrubone (3,044 comments) says:

    Deborah: quite. That would hardly cover rent for most people, and plenty of people would pay more than that for food.

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  10. dc (173 comments) says:

    Average weekly household costs of $249 seems very, very low.

    It’s Statistics NZ’s average weekly total housing costs, including mortgages and loans, rent, rates, and building-related insurance, from the household economic survey. The whole infographic is very sloppy.

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  11. liarbors a joke (1,069 comments) says:

    dont ya just love averages

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  12. Paw Prick (39 comments) says:

    Interesting to see that the people who earn the most for NZ inc (primary industries ) are the ones who are receiving the least back.

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  13. Steve (North Shore) (4,490 comments) says:

    Public Servants don’t pay TAX
    Full stop

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  14. Paul Marsden (983 comments) says:

    What these stats don’t tell you is that the mean, average wage is closer to $27/28,000pa ie around 50% of the work force earn this amount or, less.

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  15. Left Right and Centre (2,819 comments) says:

    Why don’t I see comments with the word ‘median’ in them?

    take all the workers and calculate their hourly pay rate. Divide them into ten groups top to bottom. What does the top ten percent make per hour? The bottom ten percent?

    Then there’s income from all sources… how do they calculate self-employed and contractors, company income drawings?

    Should it be called how much do PAYE wage earners earn from their work?

    How the fuck did they compile this bitch?

    My question mark key has given up mate… fuck it…

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  16. Left Right and Centre (2,819 comments) says:

    I would suck some serious cock to make $850 net for a full-time week.

    I’ll bet some here wouldn’t get out of bed for such a pittance.

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