National Regional Profile: Australia   
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Economy ECONOMY


2004
2005
2006
2007
2008


ESTIMATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT - June quarter

Unemployed persons no.
585 982
545 558
539 472
494 098
467 961
Unemployment rate %
5.8
5.3
5.1
4.6
4.2

TAXATION STATISTICS - year ended 30 June

Non-taxable individuals no.
-
-
2 102 731
2 493 124
-
Taxable income (non-taxable individuals) $m
-
-
14 411.2
19 742.0
-
Average taxable income (non-taxable individuals) $
-
-
6 854
7 919
-

Taxable individuals no.
-
-
9 408 255
9 306 149
-
Taxable income (taxable individuals) $m
-
-
442 790.8
481 440.9
-
Average taxable income (taxable individuals) $
-
-
47 064
51 734
-

Taxable and non-taxable individuals no.
-
-
11 510 986
11 799 273
-
Taxable income (taxable and non-taxable individuals) $m
-
-
457 202.0
501 182.9
-
Average taxable income (taxable and non-taxable individuals) $
-
-
39 719
42 476
-

SELECTED GOVERNMENT PENSIONS & ALLOWANCES - at 30 June

Age Pension - Centrelink no.
1 869 612
1 908 553
1 915 793
1 946 591
2 033 445
Age Pension - DVA no.
6 663
6 526
6 385
6 068
5 896
Carers Payment no.
84 082
95 446
105 058
116 614
130 657
Disability Support Pension no.
696 742
706 782
712 202
714 156
732 367
Newstart Allowance no.
483 093
453 614
438 560
419 635
402 326
Parenting Payment - Single no.
449 312
450 811
433 361
397 288
361 593
Youth Allowances no.
381 805
364 956
349 236
334 118
321 389

Newstart Allowance - more than 365 days %
60.9
60.1
60.3
60.3
59.7

ESTIMATES OF PERSONAL INCOME - year ended 30 June

Average Wage and salary income $
36 889
38 607
40 276
42 081
-
Average Own unincorporated business income $
16 538
16 868
16 997
17 974
-
Average Investment Income $
5 834
6 306
7 025
8 139
-
Average Superannuation and annuity income $
20 173
21 553
23 503
25 516
-
Average other income (excl. Government pensions & allowances) $
3 078
3 392
3 801
4 362
-

Total income (excl. Government pensions & allowances) $m
395 488.7
426 551.9
458 299.9
500 300.5
-

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX - year ended 30 June

Males %
52.4
52.3
52.2
51.9
-
Females %
47.6
47.7
47.8
48.1
-

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE - year ended 30 June

Aged 15 years to 24 years %
18.9
19.1
19.0
19.0
-
Aged 25 years to 34 years %
23.9
23.4
23.1
22.9
-
Aged 35 years to 44 years %
23.3
22.9
22.7
22.5
-
Aged 45 years to 54 years %
20.7
20.7
20.7
20.7
-
Aged 55 years to 64 years %
11.1
11.7
12.1
12.4
-
Aged 65 years and over %
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.5
-

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION - year ended 30 June

Managers and Administrators %
8.9
9.0
9.1
8.9
-
Professionals %
17.7
17.9
18.1
18.3
-
Associate Professionals %
6.5
6.6
6.7
7.1
-
Tradespersons and Related Workers %
9.7
9.6
9.6
9.5
-
Advanced Clerical and Service Workers %
2.8
2.6
2.5
2.4
-
Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers %
17.2
17.3
17.5
17.5
-
Intermediate Production and Transport Workers %
6.3
6.3
6.4
6.4
-
Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers %
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
-
Labourers and Related Workers %
10.5
10.7
10.6
10.5
-
Not Stated %
11.0
10.5
9.9
9.7
-

ESTIMATES OF HOUSEHOLD WEALTH - year ended 30 June

Net worth per household $'000
467.6
-
-
-
-
Aggregate household net worth $m
3 617 249.8
-
-
-
-
Equivalised net worth $'000
293.9
-
-
-
-
Assets per household $'000
537.1
-
-
-
-
Liabilities per household $'000
69.4
-
-
-
-
Debt to asset ratio %
12.9
-
-
-
-

COUNTS OF BUSINESSES, INCLUDING ENTRIES AND EXITS

Number of Businesses - at 30 June

Non-employing businesses no.
1 211 466
1 153 788
1 156 497
1 171 212
-
Employing businesses: 1 to 4 employees no.
411 192
473 343
495 462
528 669
-
Employing businesses: 5 or more employees no.
288 888
312 843
312 984
312 033
-
Total businesses no.
1 911 546
1 939 974
1 964 943
2 011 914
-

Business Entries - year ended 30 June

Non-employing business entries no.
235 617
218 598
213 159
228 138
-
Employing business entries no.
89 337
105 012
102 471
107 439
-
Total business entries no.
324 954
323 610
315 630
335 577
-

Business Exits - year ended 30 June

Non-employing business exits no.
269 952
275 187
209 970
212 007
-
Employing business exits no.
15 036
19 365
80 487
74 568
-
Total business exits no.
284 988
294 552
290 457
286 575
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