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  • Individuals 100 People statistics

    There were 13.9 million individuals who sent their tax returns to us for the 2016–17 income year. We represent these tax returns as 100 People.

    We received 51 tax returns from males and 49 from females.

    These people sent their tax returns to us from all over Australia:

    • 31 from New South Wales
    • 25 from Victoria
    • 20 from Queensland
    • 11 from Western Australia
    • 7 from South Australia
    • 2 from Tasmania
    • 2 from the Australian Capital Territory
    • 1 from the Northern Territory
    • 1 from overseas or an unknown address.

    We received tax returns from five different generations:

    • 20 from generation Z
    • 26 from generation Y
    • 27 from generation X
    • 22 from baby boomers
    • 5 from the silent generation.

    People lodged their tax returns in different ways:

    • 71 through a tax agent
    • 27 using myTax
    • 2 by paper.

    We received tax returns from people in all sorts of occupations:

    • 23 were blue collar workers
    • 39 were white collar workers
    • 16 came from the service sector
    • 22 didn't specify their occupation or had no occupation.

    33 people donated to charities and then claimed deductions.

    5 people declared capital gains.

    64 people claimed work-related expenses, of whom:

    • 20 claimed under $500
    • 10 claimed between $500 and $1,000
    • 34 claimed over $1,000.

    16 people earned rental income:

    • 10 had a net rental loss
    • 6 had a net rental profit.

    After we assessed the tax returns:

    • 78 people received a refund
    • 15 people owed tax
    • 7 balanced perfectly.

    9 people operated a business in their own name:

    • 2 made a loss
    • 7 made a profit.

    If we rank our 100 people by their taxable incomes:

    • people with the top three taxable incomes paid 30% of all net tax
    • the next six paid 18% of all net tax
    • the next 30 paid 40% of all net tax
    • the next 36 paid 12% of all net tax
    • the last 25 didn't pay any tax.

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      Last modified: 24 Jun 2019QC 58065