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Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/2010 CLASSIFICATIONS CODE: 0   
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Economy ECONOMY


2005
2006
2007
2008
2009


ESTIMATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT - June quarter

Unemployed persons no.
545 558
539 472
488 969
467 961
562 324
Unemployment rate %
5.3
5.1
4.5
4.2
5.0

TAXATION STATISTICS - year ended 30 June

Non-taxable individuals no.
-
2 102 731
2 493 124
2 759 254
-
Taxable income (non-taxable individuals) $m
-
14 411.2
19 742.0
22 067.7
-
Average taxable income (non-taxable individuals) $
-
6 854
7 919
7 998
-

Taxable individuals no.
-
9 408 255
9 306 149
9 881 552
-
Taxable income (taxable individuals) $m
-
442 790.8
481 440.9
529 680.1
-
Average taxable income (taxable individuals) $
-
47 064
51 734
53 603
-

Taxable and non-taxable individuals no.
-
11 510 986
11 799 273
12 640 806
-
Taxable income (taxable and non-taxable individuals) $m
-
457 202.0
501 182.9
551 747.9
-
Average taxable income (taxable and non-taxable individuals) $
-
39 719
42 476
43 648
-

SELECTED GOVERNMENT PENSIONS & ALLOWANCES - at 30 June

Age Pension - Centrelink no.
1 908 553
1 915 793
1 946 591
2 033 445
2 112 025
Age Pension - DVA no.
6 526
6 385
6 068
5 896
5 572
Carers Payment no.
95 446
105 058
116 614
130 657
146 870
Disability Support Pension no.
706 782
712 202
714 156
732 367
757 118
Newstart Allowance no.
453 614
438 560
419 635
402 326
521 450
Newstart Allowance - more than 365 days %
60.1
60.3
60.3
59.7
48.7
Parenting Payment - Single no.
450 811
433 361
397 288
361 593
344 672
Youth Allowances no.
364 956
349 236
334 118
321 389
361 035

Family Tax Benefit A no.
na
na
na
na
na
Family Tax Benefit B no.
na
na
na
na
na
Total Family Tax Benefit recipients no.
na
na
na
na
na

SELECTED GOVERNMENT PENSIONS & ALLOWANCES - year ended 30 June

Baby Bonus no.
237 256
268 757
286 770
284 720
278 834

ESTIMATES OF PERSONAL INCOME * - year ended 30 June

Average Wage and salary income $
38 607
40 276
42 081
43 921
-
Average Own unincorporated business income $
16 868
16 997
17 974
18 962
-
Average Investment Income $
6 306
7 025
8 139
7 781
-
Average Superannuation and annuity income $
21 553
23 503
25 516
23 191
-
Average other income (excl. Government pensions & allowances) $
3 392
3 801
4 362
4 265
-

Total income (excl. Government pensions & allowances) $m
426 551.9
458 299.9
500 300.5
552 372.8
-

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY SEX - year ended 30 June

Males %
52.3
52.2
51.9
51.8
-
Females %
47.7
47.8
48.1
48.2
-

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY AGE - year ended 30 June

Aged 15 years to 24 years %
19.1
19.0
19.0
19.4
-
Aged 25 years to 34 years %
23.4
23.1
22.9
23.2
-
Aged 35 years to 44 years %
22.9
22.7
22.5
22.4
-
Aged 45 years to 54 years %
20.7
20.7
20.7
20.6
-
Aged 55 years to 64 years %
11.7
12.1
12.4
12.1
-
Aged 65 years and over %
2.2
2.3
2.5
2.2
-

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS BY OCCUPATION - year ended 30 June

Managers and Administrators %
9.0
9.1
8.9
8.9
-
Professionals %
17.9
18.1
18.3
18.7
-
Associate Professionals %
6.6
6.7
7.1
7.4
-
Tradespersons and Related Workers %
9.6
9.6
9.5
9.5
-
Advanced Clerical and Service Workers %
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.3
-
Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers %
17.3
17.5
17.5
17.8
-
Intermediate Production and Transport Workers %
6.3
6.4
6.4
6.5
-
Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers %
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.6
-
Labourers and Related Workers %
10.7
10.6
10.5
10.1
-
Not Stated %
10.5
9.9
9.7
9.3
-

COUNTS OF BUSINESSES, INCLUDING ENTRIES AND EXITS

Number of Businesses - at 30 June

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

Business Entries - year ended 30 June

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

Business Exits - year ended 30 June

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

* There is a break in the Superannuation and Annuities series in 2008-2009. For further information, please see ABS cat. no. 6524.0.55.002


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