Taxation Revenue, Australia

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Statistics about taxation revenue collected by the various levels of government in Australia

Reference period
2021-22 financial year

Key statistics

In the year 2021-22 across all levels of government, total taxation revenue was:

  • $683.0 billion
  • $89.9 billion (15.2%) higher than 2020-21
  • 29.6% as a percentage of GDP.

Unless indicated, all figures presented in this publication are current prices, original series.

Content published as web tables in previous Taxation Revenue, Australia releases are available in the Key tables section of Data downloads below.

Included in the Government Finance Statistics, Annual, 2021-22 publication is an Insights into Government Finance Statistics, Annual, 2021-22 which provides additional analysis related to taxation revenue.

Taxation revenue

All Australia total taxation revenue continued to grow, reaching $683.0b in 2021-22 (up 15.2%), while taxation revenue as a percentage of GDP was 29.6%.

Positive annual growth was recorded for all levels of government across all states and territories. Northern Territory and Victoria recorded the highest annual growths in state and local combined taxation revenue per capita (up 31.9% and 24.7% respectively, which exceeded the average of 17.3%).


  1. using the GDP annual, current prices series as published in Table 36 in the December quarter 2022 issue in Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product.
Total taxation revenue, by level of government and jurisdiction
  2018-192019-202020-212021-222020-21 to
  $m$m$m$m% change
Commonwealth government455,849447,687481,032550,63514.5
 Less intergovernmental taxes1111152673.3
 Tax revenue net of intergovernmental taxes455,837447,676481,017550,60914.5
State government 
 New South Wales31,41330,80034,11539,50615.8
 South Australia4,6064,5834,9655,69514.7
 Western Australia8,5809,0119,98011,58416.1
 Northern Territory66248953074139.8
 Australian Capital Territory1,9341,9492,0592,42417.7
 Less intergovernmental taxes1,0451,0731,103923-16.3
 Tax revenue net of intergovernmental taxes85,34384,52592,029111,60521.3
Local government 
 New South Wales4,8095,0215,1935,3623.3
 South Australia1,6021,6611,6961,7493.1
 Western Australia2,4232,5042,5172,5672.0
 Northern Territory1381441461513.4
 Less intergovernmental taxes28293029-3.3
 Tax revenue net of intergovernmental taxes18,87619,54920,05920,8113.7
Total all levels of government560,057551,751593,105683,02515.2
Taxation revenue per capita, by level of government and jurisdiction (b)
 2018-192019-202020-212021-222020-21 to
$$$$% change
State and local government 
 New South Wales4,5124,4164,8435,537                            14.3
 Victoria4,5104,3954,5205,638                            24.7
 Queensland3,6213,5743,9524,663                          18.0
 South Australia3,5313,5053,7074,120                            11.2
 Western Australia4,1584,2654,5665,110                            11.9
 Tasmania2,9353,0263,2023,510                            9.6
 Northern Territory3,2372,5572,7133,578                            31.9
 Australian Capital Territory4,4404,3724,5615,346                            17.2
 Average4,1784,1124,4085,171                            17.3
Commonwealth government18,12517,53818,76221,36513.9
All levels of government22,26821,61523,13326,50114.6
  1. Estimated resident population data used in this table is at 31 December of the relevant financial year, sourced from National, state and territory population, September Quarter 2022 (previously used cat. no. 3101.0). Details of the calculation are in "Taxation per capita" section of the methodology.

Revisions and changes


Statistical revisions are carried out regularly in Government Finance Statistics (GFS) to reflect the most current information and data available.

AUSTRAC Industry Contribution Levy historical revision

The ABS has reclassified revenue related to the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) Industry Contribution Levy (ICL) in the 2021-22 annual GFS publication.

AUSTRAC undertakes intelligence activities to monitor financial transactions in Australia for government purposes and imposes an ICL on large reporting entities (banks, insurance companies, stockbrokers, and casinos).

The ABS recognise:

  • From 2012-13 to 2013-14, the ICL is classified as sales of goods and services (administrative fees) revenue to Commonwealth General Government from private financial corporations. During this period the ICL was designed to recover the cost of AUSTRAC's regulatory functions.
  • From 2014-15 onwards, the ICL is classified as taxes on income. During this period the ICL is charged based on earnings of large reporting entities, is compulsory, and payers of the ICL do not receive regulatory services or a licence in return for paying the ICL.

Under the previous classification, the ICL was classified as other revenue for all time periods.

The National Accounts will implement this change in the upcoming 2022-23 release.

Divergences with government fiscal reporting

Divergences between state and commonwealth government financial reporting and GFS may occur because of conceptual determinations and timing recognition differences, to ensure alignment with economic activity as measured across ABS macroeconomic statistics.

Previous catalogue number

This release previously used catalogue number cat. no. 5506.0.

Related releases

Government Finance Statistics, Annual

Statistics about finances of the general government and public corporation sectors for the various levels of government in Australia.

The 2021-22 issue of Government Finance Statistics, Annual was published on 26 April 2023.

Data downloads

Taxation Revenue, Australia

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