Strongest income growth for elderly households
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Income and wealth statistics for households2007



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Strongest income growth for elderly households

All households had a strong increase in household income from 2006 to 2007. The elderly and the more established groups of households, however, had the strongest growth.

Real growth in median household income for different types of households from 2006 to 2007. Per cent.

The households with the strongest increase in income are old-age pensioners, both singles and couples. They had an increase in median after-tax-income of 9 per cent from 2006 to 2007. Couples and singles at the age of 45-64 also had a larger income growth compared with younger couples and singles. For households with children, those with older children enjoyed a stronger rise in household income than households with younger children. Couples with children where the age of the youngest child is 7-17 years had an income growth by almost 8 per cent, while couples with younger children increased their incomes by 7 per cent. The median after-tax income for all households increased by almost 7 per cent from 2006 to 2007. The increase in household incomes can be explained by a strong growth in employment income.