Men still better paid than women - census
New 2:15PM Tuesday June 19, 2007

Men in New Zealand are still better paid than woman, according to the latest census figures to be released.

Three-quarters of those earning more than $70,000 a year were men while 63 per cent of those with personal income below $5000 a year were women, the March 2006 census found.

The median personal income of all adults in New Zealand on census night in 2006 was $24,400. The median means half received more than that and half received less.

The 2006 median was up from $18,500 in the 2001 census and $15,600 in the 1996 census. Rises in personal income outstripped prices in the period.

The census income data also confirms there are big disparities between regions.

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