Guess which postcode contributed more than $1.1bn in government revenue in one year alone?
I’m sure you guessed it was a Sydney suburb.
Well…it was Mosman where residents paid a staggering $400 million more tax than the next-highest postcode.
Analysis by The Weekend Australian of 2014-15 Australian Taxation Office data, produced the following interactive graph wher you can find out how much tax has been paid in your postcode:
What about Sydney’s other expensive suburbs?
For the record, the tax take in Vaucluse’s 2030 postcode was $704m and Point Piper’s 2027 was $447.2m, but both had far fewer taxpayers. Bondi’s 2026 hit almost $600m.
In Melbourne, postcode 3186 centred on Brighton was the highest-ranking in Victoria, with an income tax take just shy of $700m but $13.5m more than residents of Toorak’s 3142 paid.