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5512.0 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
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GENERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENSES BY PURPOSE

Total General Government expenses for all levels of government were $441,134 million in 2008-09. The major contributors were expenditure on Social security and welfare (30.7%), Health (18.1%) and Education (14.1%).

GENERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENSES BY PURPOSE, Commonwealth and State

Cwth
NSW
Vic
Qld
SA
WA
Tas
NT
ACT
Total(a)
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

General public services
15 206
1 537
601
1 558
277
369
254
118
329
24 096
Defence
18 391
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18 391
Public order and safety
3 557
5 373
4 253
3 172
1 293
2 187
374
446
295
21 116
Education
Primary and secondary
11 273
10 175
7 811
6 380
2 757
4 088
850
627
589
33 217
University
6 941
39
108
5
3
24
1
13
20
17 356
Technical and further education
1 759
1 632
1 718
734
417
457
155
70
94
5 513
Other tertiary
-
-
-
-
40
-
1
30
-
64
Other
1 933
1 764
914
1 077
130
315
89
51
38
6 179
Total
21 905
13 610
10 551
8 197
3 347
4 884
1 095
790
741
62 330
Health
Acute care institutions
12 433
10 604
7 945
6 396
3 482
3 176
799
524
588
34 392
Other health institutions
-
30
45
253
-
156
28
13
8
531
Community health services
18 510
2 207
1 518
1 829
267
698
215
213
151
25 596
Pharmaceutical
9 210
162
118
-
-
332
-
26
15
9 314
Other
8 992
619
952
770
251
359
59
36
102
10 124
Total
49 145
13 621
10 578
9 248
4 000
4 722
1 101
813
864
79 957
Social security and welfare
Social security
77 633
261
-
-
89
-
-
-
-
77 962
Welfare services
44 109
3 640
3 015
2 156
716
1 127
332
203
220
53 948
Other
3 163
168
-
38
123
-
-
2
-
3 993
Total
124 905
4 069
3 015
2 194
927
1 127
332
205
220
135 902
Housing and community amenities
Housing and community development
3 884
1 842
1 692
1 218
596
984
157
352
122
8 258
Water supply
72
77
214
63
231
533
-
58
2
1 868
Sanitation and protection of the environment
1 157
809
366
143
489
100
48
81
9
5 234
Other community amenities
34
-
656
-
14
250
-
2
10
2 419
Total
5 146
2 728
2 928
1 424
1 330
1 866
205
493
143
17 779
Recreation and culture
Recreational facilities and services
519
703
324
538
117
364
77
109
76
5 186
Cultural facilities and services
1 091
542
474
281
154
178
54
60
35
3 914
Broadcasting and film production
1 495
8
-
-
7
-
2
1
-
1 512
Other recreation and culture
-
-
-
-
7
-
5
1
-
270
Total
3 105
1 253
798
819
284
542
138
171
111
10 882
Fuel and energy
5 806
26
19
1 227
52
120
3
169
5
7 348
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
2 714
841
502
1 117
243
418
123
65
-
5 365
Mining, manufacturing and construction
1 911
120
20
200
48
211
8
24
4
2 848
Transport and communications
Road transport
6 020
3 274
1 949
2 313
347
876
202
188
193
13 772
Water transport
289
160
12
140
19
25
1
5
-
646
Rail transport
254
2 731
1 875
822
25
78
38
4
-
5 789
Air transport
167
-
-
13
-
22
-
8
-
218
Communications and other transport
740
246
225
1 355
394
475
5
29
-16
3 566
Total
7 471
6 411
4 060
4 643
784
1 476
246
235
176
23 990
Other economic affairs
6 493
1 010
471
851
226
380
127
165
47
10 625
Nominal interest on superannuation
6 715
705
610
858
383
330
193
134
204
10 132
Public debt transactions
4 711
1 510
642
595
180
118
16
135
70
8 258
Other
45 636
821
-26
865
390
132
149
34
273
2 116
Total
322 817
53 634
39 023
36 967
13 764
18 882
4 364
3 997
3 484
441 134

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Includes multi-jurisdictional sector and local government expenses by purpose.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENSES BY PURPOSE, Local

NSW
Vic
Qld
SA
WA
Tas
NT
ACT
Total
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
2008-09
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

General public services
1 810
741
1 737
261
177
98
139
-
4 963
Public order and safety
232
110
109
24
85
7
7
-
575
Education
49
57
7
-
6
-
2
-
120
Health
94
71
43
36
45
15
4
-
307
Social security and welfare
339
874
58
82
112
23
11
-
1 500
Housing and community amenities
1 708
1 177
2 285
332
408
265
144
-
6 319
Recreation and culture
1 072
986
776
290
602
85
36
-
3 846
Fuel and energy
-
-
2
10
-
-
2
-
15
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
5
5
21
16
1
-
-
-
48
Mining, manufacturing and construction
171
-
65
27
38
-
5
-
306
Transport and communications
1 477
1 062
1 934
317
827
156
38
-
5 811
Other economic affairs
288
285
162
65
70
26
70
-
967
Public debt transactions
171
39
109
28
19
9
1
-
376
Other
606
106
95
74
104
15
-
-
999
Total
8 022
5 513
7 404
1 561
2 495
699
459
-
26 153

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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