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Table 3 Differences in average weekly income, transfer payments and tax liability between labour force status, adjusted for age group, sex and education, for the Australian population aged 45-64 years, 2009

From: Economic impacts of illness in older workers: quantifying the impact of illness on income, tax revenue and government spending

Labour force status Income Transfer income Tax liability (includes Medicare levy)
  % difference 95% CI p-value % difference 95% CI p-value % difference 95% CI p-value
Employed full-time   Reference    Reference    Reference  
Employed part-time -52.4 (-55.2,-49.5) <.0001 121.6 (97.9, 148.2) <.0001 -93.1 (-94.1,-92.1) <.0001
Not in labour force due to ill health -78.9 (-80.5,-77.2) <.0001 14503.9 (12468.3, 16869.3) <.0001 -99.94 (-99.95,-99.93) <.0001