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5512.0 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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GENERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENSES BY PURPOSE, 2012–13


Total General Government expenses for Commonwealth and State Government were $537,787m in 2012–13. The major contributors were expenditure on Social security and welfare (27%), Health (19%), Education (15%) and General Public Services (6%).

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

Cwth
NSW
Vic
Qld
SA
WA
Tas
NT
ACT
Total(b)
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

General public services
22 197
2 413
995
1 666
321
411
228
117
459
33 532
Defence
20 728
20 728
Public order and safety
3 924
6 396
5 138
3 968
1 516
2 940
444
618
387
25 622
Education
Primary and secondary
13 771
11 753
9 032
8 339
3 272
4 955
1 001
750
743
40 625
University
9 248
66
139
1
8
17
22
17
22 257
Technical and further education
2 068
1 807
2 510
783
505
618
166
92
103
6 776
Other tertiary
48
1
15
64
Other
4 247
2 379
1 084
1 386
254
565
86
104
73
9 840
Total
29 334
16 004
12 763
10 509
4 086
6 154
1 254
982
936
79 563
Health
Acute care institutions
2 555
12 082
8 811
7 247
4 396
4 650
1 030
763
930
39 592
Other health institutions
44
140
70
355
156
58
13
8
798
Community health services
24 160
2 435
3 319
3 134
331
1 035
356
301
201
35 233
Pharmaceutical
9 832
1 351
36
13
531
1
36
25
11 821
Other
24 523
827
816
1 614
346
531
39
48
65
14 652
Total
61 115
16 835
13 052
12 350
5 086
6 903
1 484
1 161
1 229
102 096
Social security and welfare
Social security
109 678
401
293
139
14
110 525
Welfare services
18 148
4 318
3 572
2 535
896
1 787
364
338
226
30 925
Other
3 861
188
121
117
2
2
4 859
Total
131 687
4 907
3 865
2 656
1 152
1 787
379
340
228
146 310
Housing and community amenities
Housing and community development
3 339
1 209
1 059
1 304
540
878
144
482
122
7 553
Water supply
69
208
133
273
527
42
14
2 371
Sanitation and protection of the environment
4 861
860
503
208
257
106
40
49
13
10 726
Other community amenities
574
2
9
24
6
1 197
Total
8 200
2 138
2 345
1 647
1 078
1 534
185
573
155
21 847
Recreation and culture
Recreational facilities and services
790
858
344
592
195
537
125
113
95
6 569
Cultural facilities and services
1 167
450
493
314
175
212
63
73
78
4 220
Broadcasting and film production
1 655
11
8
15
2
1
1 691
Other recreation and culture
10
29
45
7
6
6
11
533
Total
3 622
1 348
837
950
386
764
195
193
184
13 012
Fuel and energy
5 966
29
681
53
543
1
111
27
7 397
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
2 266
731
498
606
155
376
104
70
6
4 311
Mining, manufacturing and construction
2 920
194
426
60
191
12
24
18
4 249
Transport and communications
Road transport
2 672
3 111
2 055
3 672
398
1 346
249
182
264
15 876
Water transport
310
170
27
107
25
24
2
17
670
Rail transport
1 490
3 466
3 120
903
58
45
19
4
8 122
Air transport
213
13
12
5
262
Communications and other transport
919
835
290
1 728
532
502
4
34
25
4 667
Total
5 604
7 582
5 492
6 423
1 013
1 929
275
243
289
29 596
Other economic affairs
10 702
1 080
851
628
230
719
117
140
59
15 499
Nominal interest on superannuation
6 729
–161
446
743
314
369
178
114
264
8 996
Public debt transactions
12 898
2 203
1 775
1 952
388
442
14
184
128
20 647
Other
55 074
1 557
236
925
133
158
164
15
98
4 381
Total
382 966
63 255
48 293
46 131
15 972
25 221
5 034
4 885
4 468
537 787

– 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
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
2012–13
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

General public services
1 565
1 144
2 410
118
453
117
115
5 922
Public order and safety
332
175
131
37
121
8
20
825
Education
94
92
3
4
3
197
Health
61
144
50
57
59
12
4
388
Social security and welfare
343
897
66
131
167
24
25
1 652
Housing and community amenities
2 631
1 483
2 126
487
573
143
93
7 535
Recreation and culture
1 293
1 254
831
436
753
112
55
4 735
Fuel and energy
5
10
5
1
20
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
3
13
9
26
Mining, manufacturing and construction
193
142
38
35
408
Transport and communications
1 857
1 298
2 620
423
825
178
41
7 243
Other economic affairs
321
390
198
81
107
30
35
1 162
Public debt transactions
239
54
307
34
34
4
1
673
Other
821
214
99
44
203
18
39
1 439
Total
9 752
7 148
9 002
1 904
3 338
648
434
32 226

– nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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