Personal income

Personal income is the income received by persons from participation in production, plus transfer receipts from government and business, plus government interest (which is treated like a transfer receipt). It is defined as the sum of wages and salaries, supplements to wages and salaries, proprietors' income with inventory valuation and capital consumption adjustments, rental income of persons with capital consumption adjustment, personal dividend income, personal interest income, and personal current transfer receipts, less contributions for government social insurance. Because the personal income of an area represents the income that is received by, or on behalf of, all the persons who live in that area, and because the estimates of some components of personal income (wages and salaries, supplements to wages and salaries, and contributions for government social insurance) are made on a place-of-work basis, state personal income includes an adjustment for residence. The residence adjustment represents the net flow of compensation (less contributions for government social insurance) of interstate commuters.

Related Data Tables

For estimates relating to Personal income please see the following tables

  • In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA30 SA4 SA5 SA5H SA5N
  • In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA30 CA5 CA5N
  • In the quarterly state personal income category: SQ1 SQ35 SQ4 SQ5 SQ5H SQ5N