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  • Australia's highest earners revealed

    Australia’s most charitable people, highest earners and richest postcodes have been revealed with the ATO releasing Taxation statistics 2012-13.

    ATO Second Commissioner Andrew Mills said that the latest report shows that the postcode with the highest mean taxable income of $177,514 in 2012-13 was 2027, which includes the Sydney suburbs of Darling Point, Edgecliff, HMAS Rushcutters and Point Piper.

    Surgeons once again topped the list of occupations with the highest mean income, earning on average $361,202.

    The most charitable region in 2012-13 was the Australian Capital Territory, with just over 100,000 people claiming $62,707,20. This was an average donation of $261 per ACT resident that lodged a tax return in 2012-13.

    “Compiling Tax Stats is a significant undertaking each year,” Mr Mills said. “It adds to our picture of the Australian community, showing the spread of taxable income across the country, sources of income and data about business and work-related expenses.”

    “We make the data available for researchers and the broader community to improve the understanding of Australia's taxation and superannuation systems and how they operate within the broader environment,” he said.

    Taxation statistics 2012-13 presents an overview of 2013 income tax returns for individuals, companies, superannuation funds, partnerships and trusts. The statistics also cover other aspects of the taxation system such as the goods and services tax (GST) and excise systems, fringe benefits tax (FBT), pay as you go (PAYG) and the superannuation system, in relation to the 2013–14 financial year.

    Taxation statistics 2012-13 is available at: Taxation statistics 2012-13 is available at: ato.gov.au/About-ATO/Research-and-statistics/In-detail/Tax-statistics/Taxation-statistics-2012-13/

    Previous editions of Taxation statistics are available at: ato.gov.au/About-ATO/Research-and-statistics/Previous-years/Tax-statistics/

    Top 10 national postcodes:

    Postcode

    State

    Suburb name

    Taxable income or loss
    no. of individuals

    Mean Taxable Income or loss
    $

    2027

    NSW

    Darling Point, Edgecliff, HMAS Rushcutters, Point Piper

    5,980

    177,514

    3761

    VIC

    St Andrews

    655

    148,967

    2023

    NSW

    Bellevue Hill

    6,945

    143,112

    6011

    WA

    Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove

    6,610

    142,504

    3142

    VIC

    Hawksburn, Toorak

    10,100

    142,000

    2030

    NSW

    Dover Heights, HMAS Watson, Rose Bay North, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay

    9,610

    139,099

    3944

    VIC

    Portsea

    400

    138,800

    2088

    NSW

    Mosman, Spit Junction

    19,200

    137,647

    2110

    NSW

    Hunters Hill, Woolwich

    5,880

    132,557

    2063

    NSW

    Northbridge

    4,180

    130,801

    Bottom 10 postcodes:

    Postcode

    State

    Suburb name

    Taxable income or loss
    no. of individuals

    Mean taxable income or loss
    $

    2403

    NSW

    Delungra, Gragin, Myall Creek

    350

    21,691

    2359

    NSW

    Aberdeen, Bakers Creek, Bundarra

    375

    24,742

    2361

    NSW

    Ashford, Atholwood, Bonshaw, Limestone, Pindaroi

    375

    25,431

    2404

    NSW

    Bangheet, Bingara, Gineroi, Keera, Dinoga, Elcombe, Upper Bingara, Pallal, Riverview

    840

    27,013

    2424

    NSW

    Tiri, Cundle Flat, Cooplacurripa, Cells River, Caffreys Flat, Number One, Mount George, Knorrit Forest, Knorrit Flat

    210

    27,537

    4613

    QLD

    Abbeywood, Melrose, Okeden, Proston, Speedwell, Boondooma, Brigooda, Coverty, Kinleymore, Stalworth

    315

    27,547

    3637

    VIC

    Waaia, Yalca

    290

    27,627

    4626

    QLD

    Beeron, Boynewood, Brovinia, Cattle Creek, Coonambula, Derri Derra, Dykehead, Glenrae, Gurgeena, Hawkwood, Monogorilby, Mundowran, Mundubbera, O'bil Bil, Old Cooranga, Philpott, Riverleigh

    1,290

    27,891

    2842

    NSW

    Mollyan, Mendooran, Yarragrin

    285

    28,110

    2371

    NSW

    Capoompeta, Deepwater, Emmaville, Rocky Creek, Stannum, Torrington, Wellington Vale, Yellow Dam

    525

    28,252

    Top 10 occupations:

    Occupation Code

    Individuals
    no.

    Mean taxable income
    $

    2535 Surgeons

    3,570

    361,202

    2532 Anaesthetists

    3,015

    319,033

    2533 Internal Medicine Specialists

    7,525

    263,601

    2222 Financial Dealers

    5,090

    219,213

    2712 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

    2,645

    192,189

    2534 Psychiatrists

    2,610

    186,778

    2336 Mining Engineers

    9,595

    166,410

    2539 Other Medical Practitioners

    30,455

    166,025

    1111 Chief Executives and Managing Directors

    146,355

    152,364

    2531 Generalist Medical Practitioners

    23,430

    144,498

    Gift and donation deductions by state

    State

    All individuals

    No. of individuals who claimed gift and donations deductions

    Gift and donations
    $

    Mean- Gifts and donations
    For All individuals
    $

    Mean - Gift and donations
    For individuals who claimed gift and donations deductions
    $

    ACT

    240,400

    109,121

    62,707,202

    261

    575

    NSW

    4,008,300

    1,449,669

    885,324,009

    221

    611

    VIC

    3,173,585

    1,232,191

    601,755,732

    190

    488

    SA

    907,755

    302,430

    141,589,158

    156

    468

    WA

    1,447,995

    460,822

    218,071,554

    151

    473

    TAS

    267,045

    93,431

    38,852,038

    145

    416

    QLD

    2,558,515

    857,786

    329,151,651

    129

    384

    NT

    121,630

    40,043

    13,773,671

    113

    344

    Unknown

    50,910

    3,318

    1,465,546

    29

    442

    Total

    12,776,135

    4,548,811

    2,292,690,561

    179

    504

    Last modified: 30 Apr 2015QC 44972