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Infographic: Payroll in Australia by numbers

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As the 2012-2013 Australian financial year packs its bags and heads for the airport, it’s a good time to look back over some of the highlights of the past year for payroll in Australia. The last 12 months have certainly been exciting and we’re pleased that more and more Australian businesses continue to recognise how easy it is to use Payroll in Xero, especially when it comes to producing payment summaries, and managing legislation changes such as the statutory Superannuation rate. And all the everyday things, too.

Today we’re introducing our annual State of the Nation infographic. Xero has now processed nearly $3.5b of payroll for 150,000 employees. Over $35m of Superannuation has been paid via automatic superannuation payments, saving our customers hundreds of hours. And nearly 3,000 years of holidays have been taken since we introduced payroll last year. You’d definitely have a tan after sitting on the beach for that long.

State of the Nation infographic for Payroll in Australia, (in Xero)

Whenever we build something new, or enhance something existing, our goal is to help you manage your payroll in the best possible way and an exciting update coming soon is online Tax File Number Declaration lodgements to the ATO. One less bit of paperwork.

Xerocon is just around the corner and I will be presenting some exciting updates planned for Payroll. You’re going to like what you hear. And see.

Finally, to make your end of year processing even easier, we’ve created a series of webinars to help walk you through payroll EOFY processing in Xero. These free online sessions will give you all the tips and tricks you need to avoid the usual headaches. Register now or access a recorded version if you can’t make the live sessions.

A smarter way to manage payroll.




July 6, 2013 at 12.27 pm

How do you know this information? Infographics are great but they need to state the info source to be credible.

Stuart McLeod in reply to ballen
July 6, 2013 at 2.54 pm

Hi Bruce,

As stated in the footer, the figures provided relate to Xero payroll in Australia, and cover the period from May 28, 2012 to June 30, 2013. They have been compiled from aggregated, non-personally identifiable data.



Victoria Mudaraya
July 11, 2013 at 9.20 pm

Hi, the infographics looks impressive, so are the figures. Do you plan to expand your business to other counries? Us & Canada would be especially great

Justin Ward
July 13, 2013 at 11.47 pm

Are there any plans to make use of the non-personally identifiable data for benchmarking of businesses? With the huge amount of sample data (growing by the day) now available to Xero, you would be able to provide some very accurate information.

July 14, 2013 at 7.46 pm

Hi Stuart, thanks for the reply but I am confused how you get the figures to compile. From your website information on security;

“User access
No one has access to your organisation unless invited by you and with a level of user permission selected by you. You can remove any invited users whenever you want. You also have the option to invite Customer Care, but it’s for support purposes only and completely at your discretion.”

If this is the case then you would only have the data from those who “invited” you. Its an important questions as it goes to the heart of business reliance and cloud software that hold confidential information,

Stuart McLeod in reply to Bruce
July 16, 2013 at 5.17 pm

Bruce, thanks for your comment. Rest assured that the information produced here has been based only on highly aggregated, anonymized data and has been compiled using automated means. As you rightly point out, Xero can only access individual customer information when permission has been given, or in accordance with our privacy policy.



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