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  • Snapshot

    The snapshot is a summary of data reported from all tax returns, related schedules and other information for 2016–17.

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    Chart 1: Tax return lodgment, by entity type, 2012–13 to 2016–17 income years

    Chart 1 shows lodgment numbers over the last 5 income years, with individuals, companies, SMSFs and trusts continuing to grow in number, while partnerships and APRA and other funds are declining in number. The link below will take you to the data behind this chart as well as similar data back to the 2006–07 income year.

    To access the data for this chart, as well as similar data back to the 2006–07 income year, download Snapshot table 5External Link from data.gov.au.

    Table 1: Number of entities, by entity size and type, 2016–17 income year

    Entity size (see definition)

    Individuals
    (no.)

    Companies
    (no.)

    Super funds
    (no.)

    Partnerships
    (no.)

    Trusts
    (no.)

    Total
    (no.)

    Loss

    756

    1,559

    35

    124

    511

    2,985

    Nil

    12,601,665

    130,051

    102,520

    62,627

    515,444

    13,412,307

    Micro

    1,264,857

    748,880

    399,054

    237,720

    327,750

    2,978,261

    Small

    3,144

    67,832

    138

    7,860

    26,333

    105,307

    Medium

    317

    18,457

    73

    1,117

    4,597

    24,561

    Large

    4

    1,537

    25

    58

    184

    1,808

    Very large

    2

    1,202

    74

    40

    55

    1,373

    Total

    13,870,745

    969,518

    501,919

    309,546

    874,874

    16,526,602

    To access this data in Excel format, as well as similar data back to the 2000–01 income year, download Snapshot table 4External Link from data.gov.au.

    Chart 2: Net tax by entity type, 2012–13 to 2016–17 income years

    Chart 2 shows the net tax paid by individuals, companies and super funds for the last 5 income years. 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 Net tax.

    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.

    Table 2: Taxation liabilities, by industry, 2016–17 income year

    Industry

    Individuals
    ($m)

    Company
    ($m)

    Fund
    ($m)

    FBT
    ($m)

    GST
    ($m)

    Excise, PRRT, LCT and WET
    ($m)

    Total
    ($m)

    Agriculture, forestry & fishing

    186

    881

    n/a

    34

    −69

    −18

    1,014

    Mining

    8

    11,788

    n/a

    263

    −5,918

    1,607

    7,748

    Manufacturing

    136

    4,817

    n/a

    406

    7,126

    8,714

    21,199

    Electricity, gas, water & waste services

    7

    838

    n/a

    54

    2,442

    31

    3,372

    Construction

    1,104

    4,668

    n/a

    149

    8,574

    <1

    14,495

    Wholesale trade

    40

    5,080

    n/a

    398

    15,802

    12,084

    33,404

    Retail trade

    186

    4,135

    n/a

    179

    5,808

    1,383

    11,691

    Accommodation & food services

    43

    1,006

    n/a

    37

    4,485

    12

    5,583

    Transport, postal & warehousing

    188

    1,601

    n/a

    130

    3,457

    589

    5,965

    Information media & telecommunications

    51

    2,830

    n/a

    101

    2,484

    <1

    5,466

    Financial & insurance services

    90

    26,066

    n/a

    314

    5,767

    48

    32,285

    Rental, hiring & real estate services

    99

    3,336

    n/a

    77

    2,109

    12

    5,632

    Professional, scientific & technical services

    1,518

    4,646

    n/a

    543

    11,304

    38

    18,049

    Administrative & support services

    181

    825

    n/a

    103

    4,145

    <1

    5,255

    Public administration & safety

    16

    193

    n/a

    948

    −11,351

    2

    −10,191

    Education & training

    86

    250

    n/a

    142

    333

    <1

    811

    Health care & social assistance

    3,530

    1,397

    n/a

    73

    −2,931

    <1

    2,068

    Arts & recreation services

    149

    571

    n/a

    45

    1,304

    <1

    2,070

    Other services

    272

    460

    n/a

    70

    1,888

    4

    2,694

    Other

    138

    279

    n/a

    16

    414

    1

    847

    Industry total

    8,029

    75,665

    n/a

    4,082

    57,173

    24,508

    169,457

    Other income tax

    184,047

    n/a

    18,183

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    202,230

    Total ATO collections

    192,076

    75,665

    18,183

    4,082

    57,173

    24,508

    371,688

    Department of Home AffairsExternal Link collections

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    3,486

    43

    3,529

    Total collections

    192,076

    75,665

    18,183

    4,082

    60,659

    24,551

    375,217

    In this table:

    • Industry is based on the industry codes reported on tax returns and the Australian Business Register
    • Other includes entities not recorded in above groups
    • Mining includes all petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT)
    • Public administration and safety includes FBT from Australian Government departments
    • Other income tax includes non-business income tax for individuals, such as tax on salary and wages, or tax on investments only and all super fund income tax.

    To access this data in Excel format, as well as similar data back to the 2008–09 income year, download Snapshot table 4External Link from data.gov.au.

    Chart 3: Tax liabilities by source, 2016–17 income year

    Chart 3 shows the taxation liabilities for the 2016–17 income year. Individual income tax 51.2%, Company income tax 20.2%, Super fund income tax 4.8%, GST 16.2%, FBT 1.1%, Excise 5.8%, PRRT, LCT, WET 0.7%. The link below will take you to the data behind this chart as well as similar data back to the 2009–10 income year.

    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.

    Snapshot detailed tables

    Table 1External Link: Individual income tax rates, 1950–51 to 2016–17 income years

    An overview of the historical tax rates, rebates, offsets and thresholds that relate to individuals each year.

    Table 2External Link: Company income tax rates, 2000–01 to 2016–17 income years

    An overview of tax rates that applied to various types of companies each year.

    Table 3External Link: Selected taxation items by broad industry

    • Key items for all entities relating to the 2016–17 income year
    • Other key items relating to the 2017–18 financial year

    Table 4External Link: Data for all tables shown on ato.gov.au

    Table 5External Link: Data for all charts shown on ato.gov.au

    Table 6External Link: Number of entities, by entity type, for income years 1958–59 to 2016–17

    Table 7External Link: Key individuals statistics, by state/territory, 2016–17 income year

    Table 7A shows key individuals statistics, Australia wide.

    Table 7B shows top and bottom 10 postcodes, based on average taxable income, by state/territory.

    Table 7C shows top 10 occupations, based on average taxable income, by state/territory.

    Table 7D shows taxable income statistics, by state/territory and postcode.

    Table 7E shows median and average taxable income, salary or wage income, and total income, by occupation unit group and state/territory.

      Last modified: 29 Mar 2019QC 58065