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  • Companies

    The data for this section is taken from processed tax returns, based on income year reporting.

    This section has been broken down into the following parts:

    Company summary tables and charts

    Table 11: Selected income items, 2015–16 to 2016–17 income years

    Income item

    2015–16

    2016–17

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    Gross interest

    432,155

    401,752

    916

    434,049

    389,017

    762

    Other gross income

    396,984

    976,383

    72,160

    411,719

    939,126

    74,512

    Other sales of goods and services

    367,655

    5,752,345

    342,099

    379,466

    5,821,396

    349,373

    Gross distribution from trusts

    72,074

    572,967

    91,778

    75,550

    559,984

    94,321

    Gross rent and other leasing and hiring income

    70,301

    609,355

    39,495

    70,948

    596,362

    40,598

    Total dividends

    53,181

    970,137

    7,265

    53,800

    898,185

    7,961

    Total income

    941,166

    3,031,062

    117,490

    969,518

    3,034,752

    121,943

    In this table:

    • Total income components do not add to the total number of taxpayers because taxpayers may declare more than one type of income.
    • Some components of total income are not listed.
    • The count, average and median for total income are calculated including zeroes.

    To access this data in Excel format, as well as similar data back to the 2001–02 income year, download Snapshot table 4External Link from data.gov.au.

    Table 12: Selected expense items, 2015–16 to 2016–17 income years

    Expense item

    2015–16

    2016–17

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    All other expenses

    845,367

    1,033,802

    58,269

    873,009

    995,722

    59,868

    Depreciation expenses

    485,658

    195,183

    9,842

    482,927

    204,665

    10,597

    Motor vehicle expenses

    408,163

    31,023

    8,027

    421,586

    31,665

    8,124

    Superannuation expenses

    381,399

    93,204

    16,404

    393,678

    93,557

    16,643

    Interest expenses within Australia

    334,668

    307,285

    3,830

    341,681

    278,819

    3,776

    Repairs and maintenance

    314,018

    71,087

    2,564

    321,229

    72,527

    2,607

    Cost of sales

    303,818

    4,035,055

    163,629

    314,620

    4,019,434

    164,507

    Rent expenses

    287,252

    181,048

    32,700

    296,944

    180,208

    33,345

    Contractor, subcontractor and commission expenses

    180,686

    633,912

    34,428

    187,111

    634,791

    35,856

    Total expenses

    941,166

    2,831,537

    88,146

    969,518

    2,777,499

    90,774

    In this table:

    • All other expenses is the label on the return form and does not include all expenses from the tax return not listed.
    • Total expenses components do not add to the total number of taxpayers claiming expenses because taxpayers may claim more than one type of expense.
    • Some components of total expenses are not listed.
    • The count, average and median for total expenses are calculated including zeroes.

    To access this data in Excel format, as well as similar data back to the 2002–03 income year, download Snapshot table 4External Link from data.gov.au.

    Chart 14: Number of companies and net tax, by size, 2016–17 income year

    Chart 14 shows the distribution of companies and net tax, by company size, for the 2016–17 income year. The link below will take you to the data behind this chart as well as similar data back to the 2009–10 income year.

    For more information, see our definition of Entity size.

    To access the data for this chart, as well as similar data back to the 2009–10 income year, download Snapshot table 5External Link from data.gov.au.

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    Table 13: International dealing, by entity type, 2016–17 income year

    Entity type

    Entities
    (no.)

    Revenue activities

    Expenditure activities

    Activities
    (no.)

    Revenue
    ($m)

    Activities
    (no.)

    Expenditure
    ($m)

    Company

    13,091

    15,397

    116,705

    20,821

    174,792

    Partnership

    246

    160

    362

    179

    393

    Trust

    2,584

    411

    3,893

    677

    3,787

    Total

    15,921

    15,968

    120,959

    21,677

    178,973

    To access this data in Excel format, as well as similar data back to the 2013–14 income year, download Snapshot table 4External Link from data.gov.au.

    Company detailed tables

    Table indexExternal Link: Detailed tables index

    The table index lists the different items shown in the detailed tables and specifies in which table they appear.

    Table 1External Link: Selected items, for income years 1979–80 to 2016–17

    Table 1A shows selected items, for income years 1979–80 to 2016–17.

    Table 1B shows selected counts, averages and medians, for income years 2012–13 to 2016–17.

    Table 2External Link: Selected items, by net tax and company type, 2016–17 income year

    Table 3External Link: Selected items, by taxable status, residency status, company type and taxable or net income, 2010–11 to 2016–17 income years

    Table 3A shows selected items for 2016–17 income year.

    Table 3B shows selected items for income years 2010–11 to 2016–17.

    Table 4External Link: Selected items, by industry, 2016–17 income year

    Table 4A shows selected items, by broad and fine industry, for the 2016–17 income year.

    Table 4B shows key items, by business industry code, for the 2016–17 income year.

    Table 5External Link: Selected items and financial ratios, by company size, taxable status, profit status and broad industry, 2016–17 income year

    Table 6External Link: Selected items by taxable status, residency status, company type and company size, 2010–11 to 2016–17 income years

    Table 6A shows selected items for 2016–17 income year.

    Table 6B shows selected items for income years 2010–11 to 2016–17.

    Table 7External Link: International dealings: Selected items by country, 2016–17 income year

    Table 8External Link: International dealings: Selected items for income years 2012–13 to 2016–17

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