ATO Small Business Benchmarks

The ATO small business benchmarks are key financial ratios developed based on information provided by business activity statements and tax returns. These statistics are collated by ATO and provide a very useful benchmark for your business. I have taken a step further by developing a simple excel template in which it provides a platform for you to measure your business against the ATO Business benchmarks.

The information provided on this page is meant only as a guide and not to be relied upon without further consultation with an accountant or professional. If you are interested in measuring your business on this page, please contact me and request for your industry category to be included. It is free!


  1. Please input your business data otherwise the comparison cannot be made. Annual or annualised figures should be used. Do not refresh the web page while you input your data as everything will be reset!
  2. Please select your industry type from the drop-down menu (default selection is ‘Plastering and Ceiling services’)
  3. A big variance does not mean that your business is non-compliant. There could be reasons specific to your business that account for such a variance.
  4. A variance could indicate potential issues in your record-keeping and / or business profitability.

If you have problems in extracting your business data, you should check with your accountant or bookkeeper. Alternatively, you could check with us for a very simple logical approach whereby such information can be gleaned easily.


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