ABOUT THIS ELECTRONIC RELEASE
This electronic release contains statistics on expenditure on education by the general government sector for the period 1998-99 to 2003-04. They are presented on an accrual accounting basis and are taken from the system of Government Finance Statistics (GFS), which is designed to provide statistical information on public sector entities classified in a uniform and systematic way.
The file below contains the following worksheets.
Table 1 - All levels of Government
Table 2 - Cross Jurisdiction Summary : Operating Expenses on Education, by purpose
Table 3 - Cross Jurisdiction Summary : Operating Expenses on Education, by economic transaction
Table 4 - Cross Jurisdiction Summary : Net acquisition of non-financial assets
Table 5 - Cross Jurisdiction Summary : Gross fixed capital formation, by purpose
Table 6 - Cross Jurisdiction Summary : Sales of goods and services, by purpose
Table 7 - Commonwealth Government
Table 8 - Total State and Local Governments
Table 9 - New South Wales State and Local Governments
Table 10 - Victorian State and Local Governments
Table 11 - Queensland State and Local Governments
Table 12 - South Australian State and Local Governments
Table 13 - Western Australian State and Local Governments
Table 14 - Tasmanian State and Local Governments
Table 15 - Northern Territory State and Local Governments
Table 16 - Australian Capital Territory
Table 17 - Multi-jurisdictional sector
Table 18 - Commonwealth Government Grants to other levels of government
Table 19 - Private expenditure on education and gross domestic product (GDP)
CHANGES IN THIS ELECTRONIC RELEASE
As foreshadowed in last year's release the content and layout of this release has been revised.
The calculation and presentation of Net Acquisition of Non-Financial Assets have been modified to coincide with the presentation that appears in the standard Operating Statement in Government Finance Statistics, Australia (cat. no. 5512.0).
The former Net Acquisition of Non-Financial Assets table by GPC (for each jurisdiction) has been replaced with a similar table showing Gross Fixed Capital Formation by purpose.
Details of Commonwealth Government Grants by GPC to individual jurisdictions are no longer included as part of each jurisdiction's set of tables. They have been amalgamated and are now presented as a single table (Table 18).
The former detailed individual year tables showing data for every jurisdiction have been replaced with a range of broader cross-jurisdiction summary tables, each presenting a six year time series and details of intra-sector transfers.
The ABS welcomes feedback from users on the new layout in the time series tables.