5506.0 - Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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OTHER KEY MEASURES OF TAXATION

TAXATION PER CAPITA

In 2017-18, taxation per capita was $21,150m, an increase of 6.9% from $19,787m in 2016-17.

The Commonwealth Government taxation per capita increased by 8.2% from $15,795m in 2016-17 to $17,094m in 2017-18.

The average taxation per capita for state and local governments combined in 2017-18 was $4,087m, an increase of 1.6% from $4,024m in 2016-17.

All states and territories, except for NSW and ACT, recorded an increase in taxation per capita from 2016-17 to 2017-18. The Northern Territory recorded the highest percentage increase in taxation per capita, rising 4.6%.


TAXATION REVENUE PER CAPITA, By Level of Government and Jurisdiction(a)

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
$
$
$
$
$
$

State and local government
New South Wales
3 474
3 705
3 985
4 323
4 467
4 464
Victoria
3 381
3 589
3 803
4 013
4 197
4 377
Queensland
3 026
3 207
3 358
3 337
3 391
3 431
South Australia
3 201
3 208
3 390
3 428
3 443
3 534
Western Australia
3 975
4 149
4 245
4 362
4 179
4 180
Tasmania
2 421
2 521
2 627
2 761
2 827
2 931
Northern Territory
2 433
2 763
3 384
2 967
2 978
3 113
Australian Capital Territory
3 228
3 333
3 479
3 890
4 114
4 081
Average
3 356
3 545
3 754
3 932
4 024
4 087
Commonwealth Government
14 586
14 919
14 916
15 264
15 795
17 094
All levels of government
17 914
18 434
18 639
19 166
19 787
21 150

(a) Estimated Resident Population data used in this table is sourced from Australian Demographic Statistics, September Quarter 2018 (cat. no. 3101.0), Table 4 Estimated Resident Population, States and Territories. Details of the calculation are in paragraph 14 of the Explanatory Notes section.


TAXATION AS A PERCENTAGE OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP)

Total taxation revenue as a percentage of GDP increased from 27.6% in 2016-17 to 28.6% in 2017-18. As a percentage of GDP, taxation revenue for the Commonwealth Government was 23.1%, state government 4.6% and local government 1.0%. Details of the calculation are in paragraph 13 of the Explanatory Notes section.

Graph Image for TOTAL TAXATION AS PROPORTION OF GDP

Source(s): Taxation Revenue, Australia



TAXATION REVENUE BY JURISDICTION


TOTAL TAXATION REVENUE, By Level of Government and Jurisdiction

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Commonwealth Government
337 338
350 230
355 232
369 257
388 576
427 237
Less intergovernmental taxes
11
30
8
5
16
1
Tax revenue net of intergovernmental taxes
337 328
350 200
355 224
369 251
388 560
427 236
State government
New South Wales
22 166
24 104
26 461
29 367
30 923
31 307
Victoria
15 629
16 994
18 436
20 031
21 566
23 089
Queensland
10 960
11 846
12 575
12 547
12 919
13 244
South Australia
4 112
4 107
4 393
4 438
4 445
4 587
Western Australia
8 203
8 628
8 806
9 026
8 527
8 517
Tasmania
918
957
1 004
1 068
1 103
1 161
Northern Territory
491
566
715
608
610
637
Australian Capital Territory
1 237
1 296
1 377
1 568
1 695
1 718
Total state government
63 722
68 498
73 774
78 653
81 787
84 261
Less intergovernmental taxes
746
791
829
864
932
1 003
Tax revenue net of intergovernmental taxes
62 969
67 707
72 937
77 789
80 856
83 258
Local government
New South Wales
3 640
3 810
3 987
4 169
4 372
4 531
Victoria
3 890
4 162
4 468
4 746
4 967
5 189
Queensland
3 132
3 302
3 480
3 634
3 802
3 966
South Australia
1 238
1 305
1 372
1 433
1 490
1 550
Western Australia
1 695
1 835
1 996
2 143
2 251
2 353
Tasmania
335
351
363
375
388
401
Northern Territory
97
105
113
120
127
133
Total local government
14 027
14 870
15 779
16 620
17 399
18 122
Less intergovernmental taxes
16
20
24
24
24
29
Tax revenue net of intergovernmental taxes
14 011
14 850
15 755
16 596
17 374
18 093
Total all levels of government
414 308
432 757
443 916
463 636
486 790
528 587