Let's get a monthly dataset of the number of tax file declaration forms submitted by suburb of the employing business (to the ATO). This way we can track the location of new jobs in the economy by industry and better plan for our cities.
At present the Department of Employment (DoE) estimates labour force growth but this is based on the employees home address not where they work. Alternatively, high-level estimates of where jobs are created are monitored by DoE from Seek data, etc but their geography is too large for any meaningful analysis and is really only a sample of specific industries. Effectively there is no real account of jobs in the economy beyond the Census snapshots (point-in-time and out-dated data)
A useful dataset would ideally include as a base (not exhaustive):
> Industry of employer (1-digit level ok but ideally 2-, 3-, or 4-digit level). This information is associated with their ABN as stated on TFN declaration, Section B: question 1
> Suburb of employer as stated on TFN declaration, Section B: question 4
> Count of TFN declarations received by ATO for that month
> Count of TFN declarations received by ATO for that month by type of employment (full-time, part-time, casual, etc)
> Count of TFN declarations received by ATO for that month by age group (15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc)
> Cross tabulation of count by industry of employer by age group.
To allow cross tabulation this could be delivered as a pivot table or some other data-manipulable format.
This seems like such an easy dataset to release - surely the ATO keeps a register of lodged NAT 3092 forms. Privacy is maintained through the described request.
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