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Household finances: Capital gains and rent - individuals

Capital gains and rent - individuals

Capital gains and losses, and rental property profits, losses and deductions of individuals for each income year since 1986–87 are published by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Capital gain/loss refers to the difference between what a capital asset cost to acquire and what was received when it was disposed of.

The ATO produces annual taxation statistics providing an overview of the income tax status of Australian individuals, companies, partnerships, trusts and funds. Individual capital gains and rent statistics were sourced from individual income tax returns processed by 31 October of the following year. For example, data for the 2016–17 income year includes data processed up to 31 October 2018. The statistics are therefore not necessarily complete.

ATO data are also used in the following dashboard menu option: Capital gains from real estate by entity.

See ATO Taxation Statistics 2016–17 ( for source data and data quality information. Source reference table Individuals – Table 1.