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$728,100

$728,100

... is how much the average Australian family was worth in 2011-12 after taking debts into account, as measured by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Of that, the home accounts for $369,000, followed by $132,300 in super.

$8.25 billion

... is the amount of money invested in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed on the Australian sharemarket. These are "index" funds that track or mirror the returns of markets.

$US11.8 billion

... was the net profit recorded by BHP Billiton for the financial year, a fall of $1.7 billion. It will pay a fully franked dividend of 65.12¢, up 10¢.

$444 billion

... is how much Australian consumers spent using these their credit and debit cards during 2012-13. That was three times as much as they made in ATM and eftpos cash withdrawals.

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