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  • Company statistics

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

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    Table 11: Companies – Selected income items, 2018–19 to 2019–20 income years

    Income item

    2018–19

    2019–20

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    Other gross income

    440,986

    938,766

    75,339

    570,422

    777,978

    53,450

    Gross interest

    440,825

    426,711

    789

    444,876

    357,227

    613

    Other sales of goods and services

    403,820

    6,280,684

    352,973

    440,112

    5,961,578

    334,992

    Gross distribution from trusts

    80,832

    568,396

    97,600

    84,241

    533,527

    93,418

    Gross rent and other leasing and hiring income

    71,964

    592,103

    42,895

    74,671

    559,078

    41,850

    Total dividends

    54,236

    1,087,681

    11,204

    55,145

    1,160,146

    9,737

    Total income

    1,039,506

    3,206,406

    123,337

    1,082,857

    3,173,937

    130,000

    In this table:

    • Total income components don't 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 calculations for count, average and median for total income include zeros.

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

    Table 12: Companies – Selected expenses, 2018–19 to 2019–20 income years

    Expense item

    2018–19

    2019–20

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    Companies
    (no.)

    Average
    ($)

    Median
    ($)

    All other expenses

    930,207

    1,027,872

    60,808

    977,567

    1,074,625

    62,689

    Depreciation expenses

    483,187

    240,577

    12,000

    500,643

    299,195

    15,261

    Motor vehicle expenses

    444,854

    34,300

    8,459

    465,612

    32,322

    8,124

    Superannuation expenses

    411,772

    95,424

    16,217

    451,078

    91,799

    15,160

    Interest expenses within Australia

    348,525

    290,261

    3,866

    357,911

    219,466

    3,807

    Cost of sales

    337,982

    4,232,623

    158,548

    360,667

    4,037,558

    150,580

    Repairs and maintenance

    331,794

    81,920

    2,602

    347,281

    82,171

    2,637

    Rent expenses

    313,491

    185,251

    34,060

    325,733

    130,087

    32,364

    Contractor, subcontractor and commission expenses

    199,894

    655,956

    38,404

    208,798

    668,280

    37,128

    Total expenses

    1,039,506

    2,886,057

    90,055

    1,082,857

    2,896,858

    96,800

    In this table:

    • All other expenses is a label on the tax return and doesn't include all other expense items from the tax return not listed
    • Total expenses components don't 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 calculations for count, average and median for total expenses include 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, 2019–20 income year

    Chart 14 shows the distribution of companies and net tax, by company size, for the 2019–20 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, 2019–20 income year

    Entity type

    Entities
    (no.)

    Revenue activities

    Expenditure activities

    Activities
    (no.)

    Revenue
    ($m)

    Activities
    (no.)

    Expenditure
    ($m)

    Company

    14,789

    9,818

    50,408

    12,973

    56,576

    Partnership

    271

    131

    2,346

    132

    390

    Trust

    2,994

    328

    2,085

    725

    4,656

    Total

    18,054

    10,277

    54,839

    13,830

    61,622

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

    Company detailed tables

    Table index:External Link Detailed tables index

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

    Table 1:External Link Selected items, for income years 1980–81 to 2019–20

    Table 1A: Selected items for the 1980–81 to 2019–20 income years

    Table 1B: Counts, averages and medians for the 2012–13 to 2019–20 income years

    Table 2:External Link Selected items, by net tax and company type, 2019–20 income year

    Table 3:External Link Selected items, by taxable status, residency status, company type and taxable or net income, 2010–11 to 2019–20 income years

    Table 3A: Selected items for the 2019–20 income year

    Table 3B: Key items for the 2010–11 to 2019–20 income years

    Table 4:External Link Selected items, by industry, 2019–20 income year

    Table 4A: Selected items, by broad and fine industry

    Table 4B: Key items by business industry code

    Table 5:External Link Key items, by fine industry, 2009–10 to 2019–20 income years

    Table 6:External Link Selected items and financial ratios, by company size, taxable status, profit status, broad industry and state/territory, 2019–20 income year

    Table 6A: Selected items by company size

    Table 6B: Selected items for micro businesses, by state/territory

    Table 7:External Link Selected items by taxable status, residency status, company type and company size, 2010–11 to 2019–20 income years

    Table 7A: Selected items for the 2019–20 income year

    Table 7B: Key items for the 2010–11 to 2019–20 income years

    Table 8:External Link International dealings: Selected items for income years 2012–13 to 2019–20

    Table 9:External Link International dealings: Revenue and expenditure, 2019–20 income year

    Table 9A: Revenue and expenditure by country

    Table 9B: Revenue and expenditure by activity

      Last modified: 08 Aug 2022QC 70151