5512.0 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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GENERAL GOVERNMENT SECTOR EXPENSES BY PURPOSE


Total general government expenses for all levels of government were $624,337m in 2016-17. The major contributors were expenditure on Social security and welfare (27.3%), Health (19.8%), Education (14.6%) and General public services (6.3%).

Graph Image for PROPORTION OF GENERAL GOVERNMENT SECTOR EXPENSES BY PURPOSE, All levels of Government

Source(s): Government Finance Statistics, Australia


EXPENSES BY PURPOSE, General Government Sector(a)

Cwth
NSW
Vic
Qld
SA
WA
Tas
NT
ACT
All Levels(b)
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

General public services
25 121
3 362
1 620
2 081
321
517
233
110
663
39 167
Defence
27 340
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
27 340
Public order and safety
5 123
7 253
6 545
4 733
1 803
3 357
508
744
407
30 709
Education
Primary and secondary
17 341
14 448
10 539
9 868
3 659
5 881
1 213
781
934
47 345
University
10 186
-
103
1
46
15
-
170
38
27 270
Technical and further education
2 013
1 647
2 204
629
453
500
143
97
96
5 763
Other tertiary
-
-
-
-
28
-
-
11
-
39
Other education
3 829
2 726
1 414
1 851
317
661
111
99
53
10 855
Total education
33 368
18 821
14 259
12 349
4 502
7 058
1 466
1 158
1 120
91 271
Health
Acute care institutions
22 222
15 264
12 283
11 066
4 819
5 788
1 238
1 043
1 096
51 963
Other health institutions
7
170
95
399
-
349
69
-
7
1 080
Community health services
28 739
2 810
2 580
3 171
449
1 270
405
364
226
40 080
Pharmaceutical
13 263
1 528
450
-
48
664
-
6
25
15 982
Other health
10 473
958
1 192
1 102
303
601
32
54
89
14 754
Total health
74 705
20 731
16 599
15 738
5 618
8 672
1 744
1 468
1 444
123 860
Social security and welfare
Social security
124 829
435
496
-
143
-
2
-
-
125 837
Welfare services
25 295
5 419
3 719
3 102
1 573
2 171
416
470
305
40 001
Other social security and welfare
3 722
180
-
65
24
-
-
2
2
4 589
Total social security and welfare
153 846
6 034
4 215
3 168
1 741
2 171
418
472
308
170 428
Housing and community amenities
Housing and community development
3 739
1 452
2 603
1 185
463
852
139
508
153
8 929
Water supply
-
541
138
137
150
562
-
50
13
2 955
Sanitation and protection of the environment
3 964
1 066
509
207
360
91
33
47
68
11 236
Other community amenities
12
-
10
-
2
21
-
4
5
1 358
Total housing and community amenities
7 714
3 059
3 260
1 529
975
1 526
172
609
240
24 478
Recreation and culture
Recreational facilities and services
771
816
322
879
198
549
134
143
129
7 564
Cultural facilities and services
1 340
443
446
356
214
219
73
76
45
4 604
Broadcasting and film production
1 457
-
-
-
8
21
1
2
-
1 489
Other recreation and culture
-
35
-
25
5
-
-
8
-
697
Total recreation and culture
3 568
1 294
767
1 260
425
790
208
228
174
14 354
Fuel and energy
6 641
26
180
634
76
470
4
158
27
8 209
Agriculture forestry and fishing
2 391
694
359
688
168
361
82
60
-
4 310
Mining manufacturing and construction
3 216
195
-
273
97
185
7
32
30
4 405
Transport and communications
Road transport
6 977
4 188
2 403
2 483
646
1 619
246
243
300
17 866
Water transport
369
166
-
130
33
35
1
3
-
725
Rail transport
1 271
1 875
3 928
1 787
58
41
46
4
-
7 733
Air transport
183
-
-
1
2
10
-
7
-
217
Communications and other transport
835
1 523
193
1 077
548
638
5
39
94
4 796
Total transport and communications
9 636
7 751
6 524
5 479
1 287
2 342
299
297
394
31 337
Other economic affairs
9 212
1 368
1 197
958
310
663
142
212
70
15 033
Nominal interest on superannuation
8 445
1 334
692
514
345
156
235
83
293
12 096
Public debt transactions
16 491
2 126
1 927
1 726
202
783
10
212
183
24 359
Other expenses
63 775
1 742
46
1 364
200
263
146
115
2
2 981
Total expenses
450 594
75 790
58 189
52 493
18 070
29 314
5 674
5 957
5 355
624 337

- 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 53 of the Explanatory Notes.
(b) All levels of government includes the Commonwealth, state, multi-jurisdictional and local government sectors.

EXPENSES BY PURPOSE, General Government Sector, Local Government

NSW
Vic
Qld
SA
WA
Tas
NT
ACT
Total
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
2016-17
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

General public services
1 519
1 468
2 362
124
561
131
177
-
6 342
Public order and safety
346
194
153
44
142
7
22
-
907
Education
64
127
6
-
5
-
1
-
203
Health
81
163
52
59
69
12
5
-
441
Social security and welfare
416
911
44
130
191
21
31
-
1 743
Housing and community amenities
3 107
1 646
2 460
588
681
156
82
-
8 722
Recreation and culture
1 615
1 652
1 095
511
925
124
59
-
5 981
Fuel and energy
-
-
4
10
2
-
-
-
16
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
-
2
23
8
-
-
-
-
34
Mining, manufacturing and construction
191
-
102
37
41
-
-
-
372
Transport and communications
1 935
1 509
2 462
497
1 062
196
64
-
7 726
Other economic affairs
381
399
231
99
131
34
29
-
1 303
Public debt transactions
224
65
305
26
33
6
-
-
660
Other expenses
989
129
85
1
259
23
8
-
1 494
Total expenses
10 869
8 266
9 385
2 134
4 101
710
478
-
35 943

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)