South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.


16. Economic disadvantage:

By 2020, increase by 2 percentage points the share of total household income earned by low income South Australians

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

Positive movement has been made against Target 16 as the income share of the low income group in South Australia in 2011-12 was 8.1%, compared to 7.2% recorded in 2007-08.

Note: The 2013-14 ABS Household Income and Wealth publication (6523.0) presents key data in relation to household income and wealth from the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH). The 2013-14 SIH defines low income households as those in the lowest equivalised disposable household income quintile, adjusted to exclude the first and second percentiles. Low income households were previously defined as persons in the second and third income deciles.

The 2013-14  Household Income and Wealth publication states ‘the new definition better captures genuinely low income households by excluding those with nil or negative income, or income significantly below government pension rates. Such households may be experiencing a temporary economic setback, or have high levels of wealth to support their consumption expenditure compared to other households in the lowest income quintile.’

Lead Agency

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion