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GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS, EDUCATION
For local government, the main data sources are annual statements of accounts completed by local authorities.
GFS Education statistics are released within 10 months of the end of the reference financial year.
Government Finance Statistics, Education, Australia, 2006-07, (ABS cat. no. 5518.0.55.001)
Government Finance Statistics, Australia (ABS cat. no. 5512.0) - issued annually
Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5514.0)
Australia, states and territories, and the 'multi-jurisdictional' sector (which is not a geographic entity, but mainly comprises public universities).
Customised data is available on request. This is a charged service.
Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (ABS cat. no. 5206.0) - issued quarterly
Australian System of National Accounts (ABS cat. no. 5204.0) - issued annually
Australian National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5216.0)
General government expenditure on education
Operating expenses on education, by purpose (GPC)
Operating expenses on education, by economic transaction
Net acquisition of non-financial assets
Gross fixed capital formation, by purpose (GPC)
Sales of goods and services relating to education, by purpose (GPC)
Commonwealth government grants to other levels of government, by purpose (GPC)
Private expenditure on education
Gross fixed capital formation
Household final consumption expenditure
Historic data are available, on a cash accounting basis, in the publication Expenditure on Education, Australia (ABS cat. no. 5510.0), available on the ABS Website for the years 1992–93 to 1997–98 inclusive. Data for the years 1961–62 to 1991–92 inclusive may be available on request, in electronic form. Cash-based estimates are not readily comparable with the accrual accounting basis adopted from financial year 1998–99 onwards.
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