2007 Kaohsiung family income hit NT$1.18 mil.


KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan — Kaohsiung City’s annual household income averaged NT$1.18 million in 2007, with average disposable income reaching NT$980,000, according to city statistics released yesterday. The southern Taiwanese city’s 2007 average family income was up by 1.23 percent compared to the 2006 average of NT$1.17 million, according to data compiled by the city’s Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics based on results of a survey of 1,500 local households.

Of the NT$1.18 million average family income, wages which on average reached NT$698,931 made up the bulk of the income, with the rest coming from earnings incurred from other assets.

The southern Taiwanese port city’s 2007 average family discretionary income also marked a rise of 1.06 percent over the previous year’s level of NT$970,062, the same tallies indicated.

In terms of savings, households in Kaohsiung City had an average cash deposit of NT$240,754 in banks, representing a drop of 1 percentage points in its savings rate from the previous year’s level.

More than 90 percent of the city’s families had cell phones, while more than 70 percent had computers at home, with 93 percent of those having access to the Internet, according to the survey.