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4183.0 - Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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Recurrent expenditure

In 2011-12 the estimate of expenditure funded by state and territory government on recurrent cultural activities was 79% of total expenditure, which was a decrease from 2010-11 (82%).

Across all state and territory governments, the proportion of recurrent expenditure ranged from 68% of total expenditure by the Australian Capital Territory Government to 89% by the Tasmanian Government.

Of all recurrent expenditure, 40% was for the Environmental heritage category. This was followed by Other museums and cultural heritage (14%), Libraries (12%), Other arts (8%) and Art museums (6%).

STATE AND TERRITORY GOVERNMENT RECURRENT CULTURAL EXPENDITURE, By selected categories - 2011-12
Graph: STATE AND TERRITORY GOVERNMENT RECURRENT CULTURAL EXPENDITURE, By selected categories—2011–12


Of all the state and territory governments, the New South Wales Government had the highest estimate for recurrent expenditure on Heritage activities ($474.0m) and the Victorian Government had the highest estimate for recurrent expenditure on Arts activities ($153.8m).

STATE AND TERRITORY GOVERNMENT RECURRENT CULTURAL EXPENDITURE(a), Heritage and Arts - 2011-12
Graph: STATE AND TERRITORY GOVERNMENT RECURRENT CULTURAL EXPENDITURE(a), Heritage and Arts—2011–12






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