Median Income in 2008-2009
According to the Australian Tax Office, there were 5,054,605 male tax payers in the tax year 2008-09
- 2,501,800 earned $50,127 or less
- 52,090 males earned between $50,128 to $50,887
- 2,500,725 earned $50,888 or more
This shows the median income for males, in 2008-09 as being near enough $50,500 per year.
According to the Australian Tax Office, there were 4,134,200 female tax payers in the tax year 2008-09
- 2,055,340 earned $38,524 or less
- 46,625 females earned between $38,525 to $39,090
- 2,032,255 earned $39,090 or more
This shows the median income for females, in 2008-09, as being near enough $38,800 per year.
Note that the above figures include all taxpayers, including Part Timers, therefore the figures for full time workers will obviously be higher.
Australian Taxation Office statistics 2008 ??09 : Table 9: Personal tax : One percentile distribution, by taxable income, 2008 ??09 income year
Income Tax contribution from ALL Australian taxpayers.
Out of the total income of $555.0 billion, the ATO collected $115.7 billion in income tax (21%)
The lower earning group paid an average of 11% of their income in tax ($19.5 billion)
The higher earning group paid an average of 26% of their income in tax ($95.3 billion)
The median income group paid an average of 17% of their income in tax ($0.8 billion)