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5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/04/2010   
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TAXATION PER CAPITA


In 2008-09, taxation per capita was $15,435, a decrease of 4.7% from 2007-08.

The Commonwealth Government taxation per capita fell 4.7% from $13,288 in 2007-08 to $12,662 in 2008-09.

The taxation per capita for state and local governments combined in 2008-09 was $2,796, a decrease of 4.8% from $2,937 in 2007-08.

All states recorded a decrease in taxation per capita with the exception of Northern Territory. Western Australia recorded the highest taxation per capita with $2,987 and Tasmania the lowest at $2,096. Western Australia recorded the highest percentage decrease in taxation per capita, falling 12.4%. The Northern Territory recorded an increase in taxation per capita of 1.2%.

Taxation per capita by jurisdiction is shown in the table below.

TAXATION PER CAPITA, by level of government(a)

2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
$
$
$
$
$
$

State and Local Government
New South Wales
2 601
2 641
2 720
2 960
3 055
2 919
Victoria
2 436
2 493
2 571
2 720
2 926
2 858
Queensland
2 096
2 143
2 246
2 495
2 718
2 544
South Australia
2 266
2 369
2 400
2 552
2 776
2 766
Western Australia
2 483
2 570
2 973
3 180
3 408
2 987
Tasmania
1 688
1 822
1 863
1 940
2 123
2 096
Northern Territory
1 569
1 740
2 065
2 006
2 095
2 120
Australian Capital Territory
2 299
2 184
2 376
2 724
2 977
2 882
Average
2 387
2 443
2 557
2 762
2 937
2 796
Commonwealth Government
10 412
11 244
11 848
12 433
13 288
12 662
All levels of government
12 782
13 659
14 386
15 174
16 202
15 435

(a) Estimated Resident Population data used in this table is sourced from Australian Demographic Statistics, (cat. no. 3101.0). Details of the calculation are in paragraph 13 of the Explanatory Notes section.



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