What’s new in statistics . . .


This month: 2018-19 Tax Statistics from the ATO, types of business in Australia, how many young people, and the average age of mothers and babies.

Statistics releases in July

If you are interested in any of the forthcoming releases or datasets, please contact the Parliamentary Library to discuss in more detail.

Statistical report Release date
ABS International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, May 2021 1 July
ABS Lending Indicators, May 2021 2 July
ABS Building Approvals, Australia, May 2021 5 July
ABS Retail Trade, Australia, May 2021 5 July
ANZ Job Advertisements, June 2021 5 July
ABS Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Week ending 19 June 2021 6 July
ABS Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia, February 2021 7 July
ABS Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2021 13 July
ABS Labour Force, Australia, June 2021 15 July
ABS Retail Trade, Australia, Preliminary, June 2021 21 July
ABS International Merchandise Trade, Preliminary, Australia, June 2021 22 July
CommSec State of the States, Economic Performance Report 26 July
ABS International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, June 2021 29 July
ABS Producer Price Indexes, Australia, June 2021 30 July

Note: Accurate at time of release.

 

What's new

Australia’s Youth (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare)

  • Did you know . . .

In 2020, an estimated 3.2 million young people aged 15–24 lived in Australia, making up 12% of the whole population. The proportion of young people relative to the Australian population will remain much the same until 2066. In May 2020, around 9 in 10 young people aged 15–24 were engaged in education and/or employment (88% or 2.8 million)—4 percentage points less than in 2019 (92%).

Article:  COVID-19 and the impact on young people

Characteristics of Australian Business, 2019-20 (ABS)

  • Did you know ...

The proportion of businesses that reported having received any government financial assistance increased from 13% in 2018-19 to 78% in 2019-20. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state/territory and local government initiatives were put in place to support businesses. These initiatives included (but are not limited to): JobKeeper Payment Scheme; JobMaker Hiring Credit; Supporting Apprentices and Trainees; and Boosting Cashflow for Employers. By industry, the proportion of businesses that reported receiving any government financial assistance ranged from 86% in Arts and Recreation Services, 79% in Construction, 63% in Mining to.

 

Industry Proportion of businesses receiving any form of government financial assistances in 2019-20 (%)
Arts and Recreation Services 86.3
Accommodation and Food Services 85.0
Other Services 83.5
Manufacturing 82.1
Health Care and Social Assistance 81.1
Construction 78.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 78.4
Wholesale Trade 77.9
Retail Trade 76.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing 75.4
Information Media and Telecommunications 74.3
Administrative and Support Services 74.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 73.4
Financial and Insurance Services 73.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 66.7
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 65.7
Mining 63.4
Total All Industries 78.3

Source: ABS.Stats, Government financial assistance received by industry by employment size

Australians mothers and babies (AIHW)

  • Did you know . . .

In 2019, the rate of women aged 15–44 giving birth was slightly lower than a decade ago (57.6 per 1,000 women in 2019 compared with 64.6 per 1,000 in 2009). The average age of women who gave birth has increased from 30.0 years in 2009 to 30.8 in 2019. The proportion of women who report smoking at any time during pregnancy has fallen from 14% in 2010 to 10% in 2019.

Baby outcomes, Antenatal period, Labour and birth, Indigenous mothers and babies  

Closing the Gap Dashboard (Productivity Commission)

The Dashboard includes the 4 Priority Reform areas and 17 socioeconomic outcome areas as specified in the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. Each area has at least one agreed target indicator and a number of supporting indicators. Includes data on health, early childhood, education, employment, crime, housing, social and emotional wellbeing, safety etc...

 

Statistics of the month

Taxation Statistics, 2018-19

The latest taxation statistics were released recently by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The ATO release a wide range of statistics from tax returns and related schedules for the 2018–19 income year. It covers individuals, companies, superannuation (super) funds, partnerships and trusts.

Selected data is available by states and territories and postcodes. Data by Commonwealth Electoral Division (calculated by the Parliamentary Library) is available on request.

Table 1: individuals—median and average key items by sex, 2017–18 and 2018–19 income years

2017-18 2018-19
Male Female Persons Male Female Persons
$
Average taxable income1 71,917 49,922 61,217 73,218 51,382 62,549
Median taxable income1 54,252 39,058 45,882 55,829 40,547 47,492
Average net tax2 23,241 14,582 19,248 23,365 14,687 19,344
Median net tax2 14,036 8,699 11,266 13,801 8,405 11,024
Average super account balance3 153,288 120,185 134,770 162,275 128,068 143,979
Median super account balance3 53,810 41,776 45,235 57,883 45,118 49,413

Source: Australian Tax Office, Snapshots, table 4

  1. Taxable income includes individuals with taxable income equal to 0.
  2. Net tax does not include individuals with net tax equal to 0.
  3. Super account balance does not include super accounts with balance equal to 0.

 

Table 2: individuals—top 10 occupations, 2018–19 income years

Occupation Individuals
no.
Average salary or wage income Median salary or wage income Average total income Median total income
No. $
1. Surgeon 4,150 208,462 174,887 412,818 313,234
2. Anaesthetist 3,412 244,529 213,394 402,512 390,123
3. Internal medicine specialist 9,559 210,331 176,606 319,815 275,924
4. Financial dealer 4,720 237,946 139,573 283,791 152,993
5. Psychiatrist 3,001 190,103 167,892 247,284 228,867
6. Other medical practitioners 28,404 172,670 129,230 236,448 156,303
7. Judicial or other legal professionals 3,866 164,302 92,130 194,322 109,061
8. Mining engineer 8,856 169,818 155,202 188,833 160,639
9. Chief executive officer or managing director 190,386 108,285 63,643 172,203 79,600
10. Engineering manager 25,578 146,894 131,431 164,845 139,273

Source: Australian Tax Office, Snapshots, table 5

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