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  • JobKeeper

    The JobKeeper Payment scheme was introduced to help businesses significantly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    This section includes JobKeeper statistics taken from business monthly declarations lodged by entities through myGov or the Business Portal. The statistics show information on entities and individuals by:

    • state/territory
    • industry
    • age
    • sex.

    Entities include businesses, not-for-profits or religious institutions who are employers or who received JobKeeper payments on behalf of an eligible business participant (EBP) or eligible religious practitioner (ERP).

    An EBP is an individual who is actively engaged in the operation of the business but is not an employee of the business. There can only be one EBP for an entity.

    An ERP is a religious practitioner associated with a registered religious institution.

    Entities can include individuals who are sole traders.

    Statistics for individuals in this section covers employees, EBPs and ERPs who were included in a JobKeeper claim by an entity.

    Unlike most statistics in this publication, the JobKeeper statistics are shown by month and/or phase. There were 3 main phases of JobKeeper:

    • JobKeeper phase 1 – 30 March to 27 September 2020
    • JobKeeper extension 1 – 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021
    • JobKeeper extension 2 – 4 January to 28 March 2021.

    The JobKeeper extension covered the latter 2 phases of JobKeeper. The rate of payment changed in the JobKeeper extension and was split into 2 tiers.

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    JobKeeper summary tables and charts

    Table JK1: JobKeeper – Key items by phase

    Program Phase

    Entities
    (no.)

    Individuals
    (no.)

    Net payment
    ($b)

    JobKeeper phase 1

    1,049,634

    4,035,891

    69.97

    JobKeeper extension 1

    526,943

    1,667,321

    12.76

    JobKeeper extension 2

    386,632

    1,111,694

    6.09

    JobKeeper extension
    (28 September 2020 to 28 March 2021)

    572,993

    1,804,694

    18.85

    Whole program
    (30 March 2020 to 28 March 2021)

    1,068,148

    4,117,651

    88.82

    In the table above the Whole program and JobKeeper extension figures will not equal the sum of the relevant JobKeeper phases. This is because entities and individuals could claim, or be claimed for, in more than one phase.

    Download data at Snapshot table 4External Link.

    Chart JK1: JobKeeper – Key items by month

    Chart JK1 shows the number of entities and individuals receiving JobKeeper payments, and the total net payment associated with each month of the JobKeeper program. The link below will take you to the data behind this chart.

    In this chart, the claim periods for August and December include an extra fortnight, leading to higher net payments in those months.

    Download data at Snapshot table 5External Link.

    Chart JK2: JobKeeper – Entities by state/territory and monthChart JK2 shows the proportion of April 2020 JobKeeper recipients for each month of the JobKeeper program. The link below will take you to the data behind this chart.

    Download data at Snapshot table 5External Link.

    Chart JK3 JobKeeper – Entities and net payments, for the whole program, by entity size

    Chart JK3 shows the number of entities and total net payment, by entity size for the whole JobKeeper program. The link below will take you to the data behind this chart.

    Download data at Snapshot table 5External Link.

    Table JK2: JobKeeper – Entities and net payments, for the whole program, by industry

    Industry
    (from tax return industry codes and the ABR)

    Entities
    (no.)

    Entities
    (%)

    Net payments
    ($b)

    Net payments
    (%)

    Agriculture, forestry & fishing

    39,719

    3.7

    1.82

    2.0

    Mining

    2,029

    0.2

    0.37

    0.4

    Manufacturing

    53,716

    5.0

    6.73

    7.6

    Electricity, gas, water & waste services

    2,336

    0.2

    0.24

    0.3

    Construction

    190,255

    17.8

    10.91

    12.3

    Wholesale trade

    29,715

    2.8

    3.94

    4.4

    Retail trade

    65,135

    6.1

    7.40

    8.3

    Accommodation & food services

    63,932

    6.0

    8.08

    9.1

    Transport, postal & warehousing

    82,044

    7.7

    4.88

    5.5

    Information media & telecommunications

    16,331

    1.5

    1.35

    1.5

    Financial & insurance services

    18,563

    1.7

    1.44

    1.6

    Rental, hiring and real estate services

    31,309

    2.9

    2.75

    3.1

    Professional, scientific & technical services

    152,935

    14.3

    11.36

    12.8

    Administrative & support services

    55,124

    5.2

    5.41

    6.1

    Public administration & safety

    3,851

    0.4

    0.50

    0.6

    Education & training

    29,426

    2.8

    3.30

    3.7

    Health care & social assistance

    88,656

    8.3

    8.15

    9.2

    Arts & recreation services

    43,107

    4.0

    3.61

    4.1

    Other services

    97,280

    9.1

    6.16

    6.9

     Other

    2,685

    0.3

    0.41

    0.5

    Total

    1,068,148

    100.0

    88.82

    100.0

    Download data at Snapshot table 4External Link.

    Chart JK4: JobKeeper – Individuals claimed, by age range and JobKeeper phase  

    Chart JK4 shows the number of individuals that claimed JobKeeper by age range for each phase of the JobKeeper program. The link below will take you to the data behind this chart.

    Download data at Snapshot table 5External Link.

    Table JK3: JobKeeper – Number of individuals claimed in the JobKeeper extension, by payment tier and sex

    Payment tier

    Male
    (no.)

    Male
    (%)

    Female
    (no.)

    Female
    (%)

    Total
    (no.)

    Total
    (%)

    Tier 1

    974,687

    91.9

    592,275

    79.5

    1,566,962

    86.8

    Tier 2

    85,456

    8.1

    152,276

    20.5

    237,732

    13.2

    Total

    1,060,143

    100.0

    744,551

    100.0

    1,804,694

    100.0

    Download data at Snapshot table 4External Link.

    JobKeeper detailed tables

    JK Table 1External Link: Selected items for the whole program, by month, phase and entity information

    Table 1A: Selected items, by state/territory and postcode

    Table 1B: Selected items, by state/territory, industry and sole trader indicator

    Table 1C: Selected items, by entity size and entity type

    JK Table 2External Link: Number of individuals claimed for the whole program, by month, phase and individual information

    Table 2A: Number of individuals claimed, by state/territory and postcode

    Table 2B: Number of individuals claimed, by state/territory, age range and sex

    Table 2C: Number of individuals claimed, by occupation and sex

      Last modified: 08 Aug 2022QC 70151