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Advance Australia fair? Trends in small area socio-economic inequality, 2001 to 2006

24 Jul 2008
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Prosperity gains for Australian households between 2001 and 2006 in income and employment were largely offset by rapid increases in housing and other costs, according to this AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report. Prosperity gains for Australian households between 2001 and 2006 in income and employment were largely offset by rapid increases in housing and other costs, according to this report. The report found that the equivalent gross income of the average Australian household rose by 31 per cent from 2001 to 2006 yet housing costs for the average household increased by twice that at 62 per cent – from $123 to $199 a week. At the same time, other living costs also rose, such as food, petrol, education and childcare.

This AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report looks at trends in income, unemployment and immigration for different geographic regions of Australia, rather than individual Australians – drawing on Census data from 2001 and 2006.

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