How we make a living in Invercargill electorate
Just over 18 per cent of people in the Invercargill electorate receive superannuation or a veteran’s benefit, above the national figure of 16.8 per cent. The proportion of people in Invercargill receiving other benefits is low - unemployment (4,4%), sickness (1.8%) domestic purposes (2.8%) and invalids benefit (2.6%).
The most common occupation groups among employed people in the Invercargill electorate are labourers (17.1%), managers (16.7%) and professionals (15.8%).
Just over 14% of employed people aged 15 and over in the electorate work in manufacturing, 12.8% in agriculture, forestry and fishing, and 10.6% in health or social assistance.
The median personal income of people in the Invercargill electorate aged 15 or over is $28,600, which ranks us 32th out of the 72 electorates in the country. The national median income is $28,500.
The median family income in Invercargill is $69,800, slightly below the national median of $72,700, but well below the Auckland electorate of Epsom, which has the highest median of $118,300.
Just under half (48.7%) of people aged 15 or over in the electorate are in full-time employment, slightly above the national figure of 45.6%. Eight out ten local workers work for wages, seven percent employ others in their own business, and 8.2 per cent are self employed.