This release provides estimates of personal income (as received and reported by individuals) for the 2012-13 tax year.
The publication summarises income that individuals receive from the following sources: Employee earnings; Own unincorporated business; Investment; Superannuation and annuities; and Other income (excluding government pensions and allowances). Estimates of Total income from all sources (except government pensions and allowances) are also published.
Confidentialised personal income data are presented for the following geographies; Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) regions, SA3, SA4, Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA), State/Territory and Australia, and Local Government Areas - reflecting the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) classification.
For the first time, the estimates have been produced from a de-identified file provided by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The ABS has subsequently transformed this information into ASGS geographic regions and added confidentialisation.
This report forms part of the ABS' ongoing program to increase the range of publicly available regional statistics, through the use of administrative data held by other government agencies. The ABS wishes to acknowledge the invaluable support of the ATO in compiling these statistics.