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Labour force status of household reference person in each income group

Income inequalityInequalityComponents of income

This shows the employment status of all adults in each of the income groups.

Only 24% of adults in the lowest 20% have paid employment, and less than half of these workers are in full-time jobs.

In the middle 20%, 68% of adult household members are employed, with 42% of these workers in full-time jobs. Typically in these households there is a primary income-earner in full-time paid work and a secondary income-earner in part-time paid work.

Within the highest 20%, 87% of adult households members have paid work, with 67% of them in full-time jobs. This suggests that these households are more likely than the middle 20% group to have two full-time wage earners.

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