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Economy > Taxes > Taxes on the average worker > Taxes on the average worker per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The taxes included in the measure are personal income taxes, employees’ social security contributions and employers’ social security contributions. For the few countries that have them, it also includes payroll taxes. The amount of these taxes paid in relation to the employment of one average worker is expressed as a percentage of their labour cost (gross wage plus employers’ social security contributions and payroll tax).

An average worker is defined as somebody who earns the average income of full-time workers of the country concerned in sectors C-K of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC). The average worker is single, meaning that he or she does not receive any tax relief in respect of a spouse, unmarried partner or child. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 88.72% 2009
2 Luxembourg 75.42% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 9.11% 2009
3 Finland 8.18% 2009
4 Norway 7.77% 2009
5 Denmark 7.48% 2009
6 Slovakia 7.11% 2009
7 Austria 5.8% 2009
8 Hungary 5.43% 2009
9 Belgium 5.14% 2009
10 Ireland 5% 2009
11 New Zealand 4.99% 2009
12 Sweden 4.88% 2009
13 Czech Republic 4.09% 2009
14 Switzerland 3.82% 2009
15 Greece 3.75% 2009
16 Portugal 3.52% 2009
17 Netherlands 2.66% 2009
18 Australia 1.27% 2009
19 Poland 1.12% 2009
20 Canada 0.929% 2009
21 Spain 0.847% 2009
22 Italy 0.762% 2009
23 France 0.76% 2009
24 Germany 0.638% 2009
25 Turkey 0.599% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.567% 2009
26 United Kingdom 0.552% 2009
27 South Korea 0.398% 2009
28 Japan 0.229% 2009
29 Mexico 0.131% 2009
30 United States 0.0977% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Taxes > Taxes on the average worker > Taxes on the average worker per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Taxes/Taxes-on-the-average-worker/Taxes-on-the-average-worker-per-million

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