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Dec 06 2009

Economy


Household income by percentage share:

Australia:
Lowest 10% receive 2% of all income
Middle 80% receive 72.6% of all income
Highest 10% receive 25.4% of all income (1994)

UK:
Lowest 10% receive 2.1% of all income
Middle 80% receive 69.4% of all income
Highest 10% receive 28.5% of all income (1999)

Current account balance:

Australia
-$44.04 billion (2008 est.)
-$57.68 billion (2007 est.)

UK:
-$45.68 billion (2008 est.)
-$78.78 billion (2007 est.)

Public debt: (The cumulative total of all government borrowings less repayables)

Australia:
14.7% of GDP (2008 est.) $5,615 per person
17.4% of GDP (2004 est.)

UK:
51.8% of GDP (2008 est.) $19,010 per person
39.6% of GDP (2004 est.)

Debt – external: The total public and private debt owed to non-residents.

Australia:
$799.8 billion (31 December 2008) $37,615 per person
$820.4 billion (31 December 2007)

UK:
$9.041 trillion (31 December 2008) $147,938 per person
$11.26 trillion (31 December 2007)

GDP – per capita (PPP):

Australia
$38,200 (2008 est.)
$37,800 (2007 est.)
$36,800 (2006 est.)
note: data are in 2008 US dollars

UK:
$36,700 (2008 est.)
$36,500 (2007 est.)
$35,700 (2006 est.)
note: data are in 2008 US dollars

Population:

Australia:
21,262,641 (July 2009 est.)

UK
61,113,205 (July 2009 est.)

Net migration rate:

Australia
6.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

UK
2.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Transport:

Australia:
Paved Roadways: 341,448 km
Railways: 37,855 km
Airports: 464 : 325 with paved runways

UK:
Paved Roadways: 398,366 km (2006)
Railways: 16,454 km
Airports: 506: 307 with paved runways

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