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  • Company statistics

    Data for Companies is taken from processed company tax returns and international dealings schedules, based on income year reporting.

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    Table 11: Companies – Selected income items, 2017–18 to 2018–19 income years

    Income item

    2017–18

    2018–19

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    Other gross income

    433,848

    838,927

    53,516

    440,986

    938,766

    75,339

    Gross interest

    443,344

    387,877

    604

    440,825

    426,711

    789

    Other sales of goods and services

    393,526

    5,939,409

    342,149

    403,820

    6,280,684

    352,973

    Gross distribution from trusts

    80,096

    503,032

    72,042

    80,832

    568,396

    97,600

    Gross rent and other leasing and hiring income

    72,378

    544,742

    35,360

    71,964

    592,103

    42,895

    Total dividends

    54,629

    1,045,033

    5,977

    54,236

    1,087,681

    11,204

    Total income

    1,012,452

    3,130,652

    125,000

    1,039,506

    3,206,406

    123,337

    In this table:

    • Total income components do not add to the total number of companies because companies 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 zeros.

    Download data from the 2001–02 income year onward at Snapshot table 4External Link.

    Table 12: Companies – Selected expenses, 2017–18 to 2018–19 income years

    Expense item

    2017–18

    2018–19

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    All other expenses

    911,405

    987,776

    58,309

    930,207

    1,027,872

    60,808

    Depreciation expenses

    485,756

    213,149

    10,671

    483,187

    240,577

    12,000

    Motor vehicle expenses

    436,310

    32,233

    8,274

    444,854

    34,300

    8,459

    Superannuation expenses

    405,648

    92,855

    16,400

    411,772

    95,424

    16,217

    Interest expenses within Australia

    349,522

    276,416

    3,705

    348,525

    290,261

    3,866

    Cost of sales

    329,432

    2,913,101

    47,303

    337,982

    4,232,623

    158,548

    Repairs and maintenance

    330,078

    75,540

    2,587

    331,794

    81,920

    2,602

    Rent expenses

    308,131

    181,386

    33,660

    313,491

    185,251

    34,060

    Contractor, subcontractor and commission expenses

    195,187

    654,613

    36,883

    199,894

    655,956

    38,404

    Total expenses

    1,012,452

    2,815,795

    91,258

    1,039,506

    2,886,057

    90,055

    In this table:

    • All other expenses is a label on the tax return and does not include all other expense items from the tax return not listed
    • Total expenses components do not add to the total number of companies claiming expenses because companies 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 zeros.

    Download data from the 2002–03 income year onward at Snapshot table 4External Link.

    Chart 14: Number of companies and net tax, by entity size, 2018–19 income year

    Chart 14 shows the distribution of companies and net tax, by company size, for the 2018–19 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.

    Download data from the 2009–10 income year onward at Snapshot table 5External Link.

    Table 13: International dealing, by entity type, 2018–19 income year

    Entity type

    Entities
    (no.)

    Revenue activities

    Expenditure activities

    Activities
    (no.)

    Revenue
    ($m)

    Activities
    (no.)

    Expenditure
    ($m)

    Company

    14,078

    10,287

    92,755

    13,561

    79,757

    Partnership

    282

    132

    1,527

    148

    405

    Trust

    2,723

    323

    1,861

    732

    3,450

    Total

    17,083

    10,742

    96,143

    14,441

    83,612

    Download data from the 2013–14 income year onward at Snapshot table 4External Link.

    Company detailed tables

    Table indexExternal Link: Detailed tables index

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

    Table 1External Link: Selected items, for income years 1979–80 to 2018–19

    Table 1A: Selected items, for income years 1979–80 to 2018–19.

    Table 1B: Selected counts, averages and medians, for income years 2012–13 to 2018–19.

    Table 2External Link: Selected items, by net tax and company type, 2018–19 income year

    Table 3External Link: Selected items, by taxable status, residency status, company type and taxable or net income, 2010–11 to 2018–19 income years

    Table 3A: Selected items for the 2018–19 income year.

    Table 3B: Key items for income years 2010–11 to 2018–19.

    Table 4External Link: Selected items, by industry, 2018–19 income year

    Table 4A: Selected items, by broad and fine industry, for the 2018–19 income year.

    Table 4B: Key items by business industry code for the 2018–19 income year.

    Table 5External Link: Key items, by fine industry, 2009–10 to 2018–19 income years

    Table 6External Link: Selected items and financial ratios, by company size, taxable status, profit status and broad industry, 2018–19 income year

    Table 6A: Selected items and financial ratios, by company size, taxable status, profit status and broad industry

    Table 6B: Selected items and financial ratios for micro businesses by taxable status, profit status, broad industry and state/territory

    Table 7External Link: Selected items by taxable status, residency status, company type and company size, 2010–11 to 2018–19 income years

    Table 7A: Selected items for the 2018–19 income year.

    Table 7B: Key items for income years 2010–11 to 2018–19.

    Table 8External Link: International dealings: Selected items for income years 2012–13 to 2018–19

    Table 9External Link: International dealings: Revenue and expenditure, 2018–19 income year

    Table 9A: Revenue and expenditure, by country, for the 2018–19 income year.

    Table 9B: Revenue and expenditure, by activity, for the 2018–19 income year.

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