CHILD POVERTY STATISTICS FOR YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019
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Child Poverty Findings for the 2018/19 financial year:
14.9% of children lived in households with an income that was less than 50% of the median equivalised disposable household income, before housing costs are deducted.
20.8% of children lived in households with an income that was less than 50% of the median equivalised disposable income, after housing costs are deducted, in the 2017/18 year (the base financial year).
13.4% of children lived in households that experienced material hardship (that is, have a score of six or more items on the material hardship index).
ADULT CONVICTIONS & SENTENCING STATISTICS FOR 2018
In 2018, there were 208,356 charges (counted individually) against adults (aged 17 years or over)
In 2018 there were 208,356 charges against adults (counting each charge individually). This is a 5% decrease compared to 2017
The number of adults charged has fallen by 42% since the peak in 2009, mostly due to steady decreases between 2009 and 2015.
When counting convicted charges individually, the most common offence types in 2018 were:
traffic offences, such as excess breath alcohol (36,015 convicted charges)
offences against justice, such as breaching a community work order (34,423 convicted charges)
theft (17,560 convicted charges)
assault (14,764 convicted charges)
drug offences (10,527 convicted charges)
Note: People may be convicted of multiple charges per year as they may be brought to court and convicted more than once in the year for repeat offending or be convicted of multiple offences (each of which is a separate charge) at the same time. The total number of convicted charges against adults will be larger than the number of adults convicted in the year.
60,715 adults (83% of all adults charged) were convicted of at least one offence
Three-quarters (78%) of adults convicted in 2018 were male
Half of the adults convicted in 2018 were under 30 years old (30% 17 - 24 years, 20% 25 - 29 years, 25% 30 - 39 years and 25% 40 years or older)
Note: A person may receive more than one sentence when convicted of a charge
In 2018, the most serious sentences received by convicted adults were:
In 2018, 1,620 young people & children had charges finalised against them in any court
Note: children refer to those aged 10 - 13, and young people refer to those aged 14 - 16.
1,620 children and young people had charges finalised in any court in 2018 (this includes Youth, District and High Courts). This is approximately 260 (14%) fewer than in 2017.
Children and young people accounted for only 2% of all people who appeared in court
Of all children and young people with charges finalised in 2018, 78% were male and 22% were female
74% (1,194) of children and young people in court were 15 or 16 years old
Māori made up 63% of children and young people with charges finalised in court: 1,026 Māori children and young people , 360 European, 153 Pacific Peoples, 21 of other ethnicities and 63 of unknown ethnicity.
Over the past 10 years, the number of children and young people in court has dropped by 64%, mostly due to substantial decreases between 2009 and 2015.
The June 2018 quarter pay gap of 9.2% was the second smallest pay gap in 20 years.
The gender pay gap varies with age:
for those aged 15–19 years the gap was 2.4%
for 20–24-year olds it was 0.9%
for workers aged 25–29 years the gap was 4.2%
for people aged 50–54 years the gap was 18.4%
The gender pay gap is smaller for full-time than part-time workers:
the gap for full-time workers was 7.9%
the gap for part-time workers was -11.1% meaning on average women in part-time work were paid more for an hour's work than men
Note: the gender pay gap measure is limited because it doesn't account for men & women doing different jobs or working different hours. It also doesn't account for personal characteristics that influence pay such as age or qualifications.