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Median annual incomes, 1926

This graph highlights the similarity of the median incomes of the high professions and unskilled workers during the 1920s. The colour coding groups each job into larger occupational types. There was a striking clustering of annual incomes between £200 and £250 among those jobs with middling prestige and skill.

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Source: David G. Pearson, Johnsonville: continuity and change in a New Zealand township. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1980, p. 62

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Jock Phillips, 'Class - A middle-class society? – material differences, 1890 to 1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/29733/median-annual-incomes-1926 (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018