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5519.0.55.001 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, September Quarter 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/11/2010   
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SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2010 KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

In the September quarter 2010 -

  • Taxation revenue decreased 13.6% to $77,029m.
  • The GFS net operating balance for the general government sector was -$20,172m.
  • The GFS net lending(+)/borrowing(-) position for the general government sector was -$24,262m.
GFS KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, ORIGINAL

Jun Qtr 2010
Sep Qtr 2010
Jun Qtr 2010 to
Sep Qtr 2010
$m
$m
% change

Current Prices
Taxation revenue
General government
89 130
77 029
-13.6
Total revenue
General government
111 344
98 019
-12.0
Public Non-Financial corporations
22 914
18 317
-20.1
Total expenses
General government
122 326
118 191
-3.4
Public Non-Financial corporations
21 576
17 020
-21.1
GFS Net operating balance
General government
-10 983
-20 172
..
Public Non-Financial corporations
1 337
1 297
..
GFS Net lending(+)/borrowing(-)
General government
-22 317
-24 262
..
Public Non-Financial corporations
-4 178
-1 290
..


QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES

The table below includes the key public sector aggregates for the September quarter 2010 which will be included in the Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). The key figures shown include Government Final Consumption Expenditure and Gross Fixed Capital Formation for general government and public corporations, seasonally adjusted in current prices and chain volume terms.

In the September quarter 2010:
  • In seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, total general government final consumption expenditure increased by $262m, a rise of 0.5% compared with June quarter 2010.
  • General government gross fixed capital formation, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, increased by 1.6%.
QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Dec Qtr 2009
Mar Qtr 2010
Jun Qtr 2010
Sep Qtr 2010
Jun Qtr 2010 to
Sep Qtr 2010
$m
$m
$m
$m
% change

Current Prices
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
4 779
4 985
5 374
5 856
9.0
National - non-defence
17 790
18 082
18 075
17 954
-0.7
Total national
22 570
23 066
23 449
23 809
1.5
State and local
35 416
36 108
36 964
37 392
1.2
Total general government final consumption expenditure
57 985
59 174
60 412
61 201
1.3
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
1 919
2 207
1 938
1 975
1.9
National - non-defence
1 858
2 054
2 299
2 174
-5.4
Total national
3 776
4 261
4 237
4 150
-2.1
State and local
8 565
10 647
10 173
10 490
3.1
Total general government
12 341
14 908
14 410
14 639
1.6
Public corporations
Commonwealth
615
388
307
369
20.2
State and local
5 768
6 088
5 759
5 897
2.4
Total public corporations
6 383
6 476
6 065
6 267
3.3
Total public gross fixed capital formation
18 724
21 383
20 475
20 906
2.1
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
-227
-178
-134
-178
..

Chain Volume (b)
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
4 829
5 022
5 391
5 814
7.8
National - non-defence
16 676
16 636
16 668
17 114
2.7
Total national
21 505
21 658
22 060
22 928
3.9
State and local
34 369
34 728
35 229
34 622
-1.7
Total general government final consumption expenditure
55 874
56 386
57 289
57 551
0.5
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
2 116
2 529
2 264
2 302
1.7
National - non-defence
1 920
2 133
2 411
2 355
-2.3
Total national
4 036
4 662
4 675
4 657
-0.4
State and local
8 760
10 867
10 402
10 663
2.5
Total general government
12 796
15 530
15 077
15 320
1.6
Public corporations
Commonwealth
634
404
318
380
19.5
State and local
5 880
6 223
5 883
5 986
1.8
Total public corporations
6 515
6 627
6 200
6 366
2.7
Total public gross fixed capital formation
19 311
22 157
21 277
21 686
1.9
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
-232
-183
-136
-182
..

(a) See paragraph 35 of the Explanatory Notes for the relationship between general government final consumption expenditure and GFS aggregates.
(b) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2008-09.

SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2010 GFS RELEASE

This release presents quarterly government finance statistics on an accrual accounting basis. All tables are presented in GFS operating statement format and are for the general government sector, with the exception of Table 2 which presents data for the public non-financial corporations sector.

Quarterly GFS are released for the current financial year only, other than in the September quarter, when the quarters of the previous financial year are presented. Users requiring data for earlier periods should consult Government Finance Statistics, Australia (cat. no. 5512.0). The latest issue (2008-09) was released on 27 April 2010. Final annual GFS results for 2009-10 are scheduled for release by the ABS in April 2011.

RELEASE OF QUARTERLY GFS THIS ISSUE

Table
Sep 09
Dec 09
Mar 10
Jun 10
Sep 10
Table 1 All Levels of Government - General Government
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Table 2 All Levels of Government - Public Non-Financial Corporations
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Table 3 Commonwealth Government
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Table 4 Total State & Local
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*
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Table 5 New South Wales
*
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Table 6 Victoria
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*
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Table 7 Queensland
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*
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Table 8 South Australia
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*
*
Table 9 Western Australia
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*
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Table 10 Tasmania
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*
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Table 11 Northern Territory
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*
*
Table 12 Australian Capital Territory
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The release of GFS quarterly data is usually coordinated to be the day before the respective issue of Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). The scheduled release dates for the December quarter 2010 and March quarter 2011 issues are:

Issue5519.0.55.0015206.0
December 20101 March 20112 March 2011
March 201131 May 20111 June 2011

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email <client.services@abs.gov.au> or Larissa Fischer on Canberra (02) 6252 5392, email <public.finance@abs.gov.au>

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