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Migrants’ $5k more in Australia

12 September 2015 by News Desk

happy-familyThe average income of skilled migrants in Australia rises each year for the first 7 years of residency reaching (as of 2010) an average of $51,283.

And average income for migrant employees is $5,000 higher than the national average of $48,907 for all Australian taxpayers, according to latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The total income of migrant taxpayers in 2010 was $37.7 billion. Almost 55% of migrant taxpayers were males who reported $24.4 billion of total income, while females reported $13.3 billion.

Employee income contributed 92% to total income, of which $25.5 billion was reported by skilled migrants whose average Employee income was $5,000 higher than the national average of $48,907 for all Australian taxpayers.

Almost 60% of migrants with a taxable income are male. Males have higher average and median incomes than females irrespective of whether a primary or a secondary applicant. However, almost half of all migrant taxpayers reporting income are female at 45%. The highest proportion of female migrants were in the Family stream (56%), followed by the Skilled stream (42%).

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