Average incomes rise

Average incomes up 6%, but men still earning $300 a week more than women on average

6 October 2005

Average incomes have risen nearly six percent in the past year, to $586 a week.

The inequality between men and women remains, with men earning nearly $300 more a week on average.

Statistics New Zealand says the average hourly wage has risen to $19.30. The highest earners are men aged 45 to 49, who are bringing in nearly $1,100 a week.

Aucklanders are making the most money overall, closely followed by Wellingtonians and Cantabrians.