Workers' remittances paid reached 6,766 USD mil in 2017 in Australia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 9.20 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, workers' remittances paid in Australia reached an all time high of 7,084 USD mil in 2012 and an all time low of 66.1 USD mil in 1970. When compared to Australia's main peers, workers' remittances paid in Indonesia amounted to 5,203 USD mil, 2,758 USD mil in Malaysia, 817 USD mil in New Zealand and 243 USD mil in Papua New Guinea in 2017.
Australia has been ranked 19th within the group of 142 countries we follow in terms of workers' remittances paid, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by non-resident workers.