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  • Individuals – 100 People statistics

    If the 14.3 million individuals who lodged tax returns for the 2017–18 income year were represented as 100 People:

    We received tax returns from 51 males and 49 females from across 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:

    • 8 from generation Z (born from 1996 to 2009)
    • 35 from generation Y (born from 1980 to 1995)
    • 32 from generation X (born from 1963 to 1979)
    • 20 from baby boomers (born from 1946 to 1962)
    • 5 from the silent generation (1945 or earlier).

    People lodged their tax returns in different ways:

    • 70 through a tax agent
    • 29 using myTax
    • 1 by paper.

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

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

    31 people claimed a deduction for a donation they'd made to charity.

    5 people declared capital gains.

    63 people claimed work-related expenses, of whom:

    • 20 claimed under $500
    • 10 claimed between $500 and $1,000
    • 33 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:

    • 76 people received a refund
    • 17 people owed tax
    • 7 balanced perfectly.

    10 people operated a business in their own name, of whom:

    • 8 made a profit.
    • 2 made a loss

    If we rank our 100 people by their taxable incomes:

    • people with the top 3 taxable incomes paid 30% of all net tax
    • the next 6 paid 18% of all net tax
    • the next 30 paid 40% of all net tax
    • the next 37 paid 12% of all net tax
    • the final 24 didn't pay any tax.

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      Last modified: 17 Jul 2020QC 63189