Statistics Articles

Average earnings increase more than 2% over the year to December 2011

NZ Average weekly earnings increase 2.6% year on year in December 2011, with private sector earnings growing faster than public sector earnings.

Salaries nudge up just 1.3% over the year to September 2010

Average earnings continue to increase slowly after stalling earlier in the year.

Salaries edge up in June - back to September 2009 levels

Statistics New Zealand have released figures showing that average earnings have crawled higher over the last three months.

Effective tax rates in NZ, Aus and the UK

How do New Zealand's income tax rates stack up against those of countries our young emmigrees flock to? Here's a comparison of headline income tax rates in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

1.1% drop in unemployment - are salaries set to improve?

Despite statistics showing that wage growth has stalled, a surprise drop in the unemployment rate gives fuel to suggest that jobs and salaries may be on the way up.

Average wages in 2010 are going nowhere

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand this week show that average hourly earnings over the last few months have remained stubornly statice.

Employment drops but wages up

Statistics New Zealand's Quarterly Employment Survey shows a clear drop in employment over the past year, but so far wages are continuing to increase.

Average Earnings from wages and salaries 2003-2008

Based on information from Statistics New Zealand, the growth in average earnings from wages and salaries in the period 2003 to 2008 was higher than during the 5 year period to 2006.