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  • Snapshot

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

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    Chart 1: Tax return lodgment by entity type, 2013–14 to 2017–18 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 APRA and other funds as well as partnerships 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, and similar data dating 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, 2017–18 income year

    Entity size (see definition)

    Individuals
    (no.)

    Companies
    (no.)

    Super funds
    (no.)

    Partnerships
    (no.)

    Trusts
    (no.)

    Total
    (no.)

    Loss

    772

    1,528

    48

    136

    500

    2,984

    Nil

    12,967,912

    137,576

    91,004

    63,055

    535,943

    13,795,490

    Micro

    1,315,960

    777,994

    418,158

    229,321

    333,852

    3,075,285

    Small

    3,282

    72,474

    300

    7,593

    27,103

    110,752

    Medium

    351

    19,971

    79

    1,056

    4,638

    26,095

    Large

    7

    1,606

    22

    62

    195

    1,892

    Very large

    8

    1,303

    74

    48

    55

    1,488

    Total

    14,288,292

    1,012,452

    509,685

    301,271

    902,286

    17,013,986

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

    Chart 2: Net tax by entity type, 2013–14 to 2017–18 income years

    Chart 2 shows the net tax paid by individuals, companies and super funds for the last 5 income years. The Snapshot table 5 link below will take you to the data behind this chart as well as similar data for the 2009–10 income year.

    For more information, see our definition of Net tax.

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

    Table 2: Taxation liabilities by industry, 2017–18 income year

    Industry

    Individuals
    ($m)

    Company
    ($m)

    Fund
    ($m)

    FBT
    ($m)

    GST
    ($m)

    Excise, PRRT, LCT and WET
    ($m)

    Total
    ($m)

    Agriculture, forestry & fishing

    174

    943

    n/a

    32

    −216

    −18

    916

    Mining

    10

    15,635

    n/a

    226

    −6,461

    1,623

    11,034

    Manufacturing

    146

    5,634

    n/a

    346

    6,596

    9,307

    22,028

    Electricity, gas, water & waste services

    8

    1,161

    n/a

    51

    1,787

    54

    3,060

    Construction

    1,179

    5,106

    n/a

    140

    8,888

    <1

    15,313

    Wholesale trade

    41

    5,755

    n/a

    382

    17,718

    12,771

    36,668

    Retail trade

    189

    4,295

    n/a

    164

    5,939

    1,343

    11,931

    Accommodation & food services

    48

    988

    n/a

    35

    4,686

    14

    5,771

    Transport, postal & warehousing

    207

    1,957

    n/a

    122

    3,931

    570

    6,788

    Information media & telecommunications

    60

    2,781

    n/a

    90

    2,397

    <1

    5,328

    Financial & insurance services

    112

    27,674

    n/a

    309

    4,364

    44

    32,503

    Rental, hiring & real estate services

    95

    3,428

    n/a

    72

    4,341

    10

    7,946

    Professional, scientific & technical services

    1,618

    5,362

    n/a

    510

    13,541

    52

    21,083

    Administrative & support services

    201

    900

    n/a

    96

    4,642

    <1

    5,839

    Public administration & safety

    18

    200

    n/a

    887

    −12,981

    2

    11,874

    Education & training

    94

    261

    n/a

    143

    −287

    <1

    211

    Health care & social assistance

    3,676

    1,618

    n/a

    69

    −2,940

    <1

    2,423

    Arts & recreation services

    163

    604

    n/a

    42

    1,382

    <1

    2,191

    Other services

    292

    559

    n/a

    61

    2,029

    2

    2,942

    Other

    223

    363

    n/a

    7

    −38

    1

    556

    Industry total

    8,553

    85,224

    n/a

    3,784

    59,318

    25,777

    182,655

    Other income tax

    200,554

    n/a

    20,483

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    221,037

    Total ATO collections

    209,107

    85,224

    20,483

    3,784

    59,318

    25,777

    403,693

    Department of Home AffairsExternal Link collections

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    4,136

    76

    4,212

    Total collections

    209,107

    85,224

    20,483

    3,784

    63,454

    25,853

    407,905

    In this table:

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

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

    Chart 3: Tax liabilities by source, 2017–18 year

    Chart 3 shows the taxation liabilities for the 2017–18 income or financial year. Individual income tax 51.3%, Company income tax 20.9%, Super fund income tax 5.0%, GST 15.6%, FBT 0.9%, Excise 5.6%, 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 and similar data dating back to 2009–10, download Snapshot table 5External Link from data.gov.au.

    Snapshot detailed tables

    Table 1External Link: Individual income tax rates, 1950–51 to 2017–18 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 2017–18 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 2017–18 income year
    • Other key items relating to the 2018–19 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 2017–18

    Table 7External Link: Key individuals statistics, by state/territory, 2017–18 income year

    Table 7A shows key individuals statistics, Australia-wide.

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

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

    Table 7D shows total, median and average taxable income, 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.

    See also:

      Last modified: 17 Jul 2020QC 63189