The estimate of capital expenditure by all levels of government was $878.4m in 2010-11, a decrease of 7% from 2009-10 ($942.6m). In general capital expenditure fluctuates more than recurrent expenditure due to its project based nature.
The majority of capital expenditure was by the state and territory governments at $543.8m (62% of total capital expenditure) while the Australian Government spent $177.6m and local government outlaid $156.9m in 2010-11 (20% and 18% of total capital expenditure respectively). (Tables 2, 4 and 13)
Recurrent and Capital, By level of government -