• ABR's governance arrangements

    The role of Registrar was established under the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999. The Registrar governs the ABR and the Act nominates the Commissioner of Taxation as the Registrar.

    The ABR Advisory Board provides advice and direction-setting for governing the ABR. The Registrar is the Chair of the ABR Advisory Board. In addition the Registrar is also a member of the Standard Business Reporting Board chaired by the Secretary to the Treasury.

    ABR data holdings

    At 30 June 2011, there were 7.0 million active ABNs in the ABR.

    FIGURE 4.8: Active ABNs by entity type, 2010-11

    FIGURE 4.8: Active ABNs by entity type, 2010-11

    TABLE 4.30: Active ABNs by entity type, 2009-10 to 2010-11

     

    2009-10
    No.

    2010-11
    No.

    Change
    %

    Companies

    1,536,022

    1,569,735

    +2

    Government

    13,108

    12,965

    -1

    Individuals

    3,037,120

    3,320,837

    +9

    Partnerships

    719,573

    734,709

    +2

    Superannuation funds

    450,221

    471,922

    +5

    Trusts

    837,308

    893,874

    +7

    TOTAL

    6,593,352

    7,004,042

    +6

      Last modified: 31 Oct 2011QC 28036