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Shares of national household disposable income

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This shows how all household income  in Australia is shared among five groups ranked by income, each comprising 20% of the population.

2017-18: In 2017-18, the 20% of people in the highest income group received 42% of all household income in Australia. This was more than that received by the lowest 3 income groups, who received 35% of all household income. Those in the lowest 20% received only 6% of all household income, while those in the second lowest income group received 12% of all household income.

2015-16: The graph shows that, in 2015-16, the 20% of people in households with the highest income group received 40% of all household income in Australia. This was more than the income received by the lowest three income groups – the lowest 60% – who received 38% of all household income. Those in the lowest 20%  received only 8% of all household income, while the second lowest income group received 13% of all household income.

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