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5512.0 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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GENERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENSES BY PURPOSE, 2011–12


Total General Government expenses for Commonwealth and State Government were $522,001m in 2011–12. The major contributors were expenditure on Social security and welfare (27%), Health (19%), Education (15%), General Public Services (6%) and Transport (5%).


GENERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENSES BY PURPOSE, Commonwealth and State(a)

Cwth
NSW
Vic
Qld
SA
WA
Tas
NT
ACT
Total(b)
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

General public services
20 327
2 503
768
1 701
836
297
201
91
390
31 412
Defence
21 275
21 275
Public order and safety
4 002
6 371
4 919
3 871
1 520
3 013
456
570
365
25 271
Education
Primary and secondary
13 849
11 278
8 835
7 977
3 154
4 759
989
714
721
38 737
University
8 743
74
96
3
73
15
1
20
7
20 700
Technical and further education
1 984
1 732
2 455
849
476
577
138
97
96
6 695
Other tertiary
27
1
19
47
Other
4 152
2 392
1 107
1 267
206
518
86
102
56
9 677
Total
28 728
15 477
12 492
10 095
3 937
5 870
1 214
953
879
75 855
Health
Acute care institutions
14 733
11 162
9 414
7 911
4 245
4 130
965
715
815
39 042
Other health institutions
9
118
73
338
201
33
15
8
782
Community health services
23 856
2 447
1 993
2 598
465
923
252
317
188
32 956
Pharmaceutical
10 188
1 340
217
14
517
1
34
26
12 332
Other
13 178
839
988
1 034
156
496
79
61
73
14 950
Total
61 964
15 905
12 685
11 881
4 881
6 268
1 331
1 141
1 110
100 061
Social security and welfare
Social security
105 627
379
271
106
2
106 385
Welfare services
17 061
4 574
3 496
3 312
987
1 677
383
349
247
29 680
Other
3 887
213
44
70
3
2
2
4 792
Total
126 575
5 167
3 767
3 356
1 163
1 677
388
352
249
140 857
Housing and community amenities
Housing and community development
3 982
1 098
2 130
1 278
533
1 208
154
394
143
7 858
Water supply
82
189
166
237
547
39
11
1 984
Sanitation and protection of the environment
3 998
996
523
333
292
95
39
37
12
9 811
Other community amenities
56
16
2
8
133
13
1 410
Total
8 036
2 177
2 858
1 779
1 069
1 983
193
470
179
21 063
Recreation and culture
Recreational facilities and services
1 006
718
344
670
115
501
112
71
97
6 379
Cultural facilities and services
1 232
406
486
325
178
226
62
97
43
4 185
Broadcasting and film production
1 600
11
9
13
1
1
1 635
Other recreation and culture
8
25
62
3
7
6
518
Total
3 845
1 160
830
1 057
305
740
181
176
140
12 716
Fuel and energy
6 507
27
29
529
34
528
2
111
18
7 664
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
2 952
574
444
776
177
400
128
59
3
4 774
Mining, manufacturing and construction
2 243
193
252
80
194
7
23
22
3 381
Transport and communications
Road transport
6 516
3 346
2 176
2 955
334
1 143
226
211
256
15 691
Water transport
290
95
33
58
10
28
1
5
501
Rail transport
1 047
3 054
2 905
387
47
42
19
4
6 493
Air transport
228
11
20
6
276
Communications and other transport
1 224
297
370
2 343
643
638
4
35
19
5 417
Total
9 306
6 792
5 485
5 755
1 035
1 871
249
261
276
28 379
Other economic affairs
10 051
1 192
787
900
195
753
130
170
70
15 204
Nominal interest on superannuation
7 376
821
809
1 216
407
317
239
141
265
11 592
Public debt transactions
12 844
2 066
1 243
1 670
427
371
14
166
100
19 535
Other
52 437
1 327
196
1 184
100
165
142
41
14
2 963
Total
378 468
61 751
47 311
46 023
16 165
24 445
4 877
4 725
4 080
522 001

– nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) The expenses by purpose data in this table are consistent with the underlying transactions data reported in 5512.0 for each jurisdiction. These data do not necessarily align with the data published by each Treasury. For further information on other differences please see paragraphs 48 to 51 of the Explanatory Notes.
(b) 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
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
2011–12
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

General public services
1 680
1 044
1 953
130
400
111
144
5 462
Public order and safety
311
169
124
33
117
7
19
779
Education
72
79
7
4
5
166
Health
81
120
50
50
57
10
5
374
Social security and welfare
361
884
69
115
142
30
25
1 626
Housing and community amenities
2 590
1 433
1 681
434
498
136
99
6 872
Recreation and culture
1 321
1 184
837
392
727
104
57
4 622
Fuel and energy
10
13
1
25
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
3
15
12
1
31
Mining, manufacturing and construction
214
91
35
32
373
Transport and communications
1 871
1 266
2 740
416
783
182
41
7 297
Other economic affairs
313
356
187
58
111
30
38
1 093
Public debt transactions
227
52
277
40
32
4
1
633
Other
546
209
135
93
188
23
22
1 215
Total
9 588
6 796
8 176
1 821
3 092
639
457
30 569

– nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


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