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Social protection not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 109)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.224.

Social protection not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 109) consists of government expenditure on social protection not elsewhere classified. This category is further classified into:

  • natural disaster relief (COFOG-A 1091); and
  • social protection not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 1099).

Natural disaster relief (COFOG-A 1091)

A1C.225.

Natural disaster relief (COFOG-A 1091) consists of:

  • the provision of social protection in the form of cash benefits and benefits in kind to victims of natural disasters; and
  • the administration, planning, operation or support of services relating to natural disaster relief.

Includes: Programs concerned with the immediate relief of victims of drought, fires, floods, cyclones, earthquakes and other natural disasters; programs concerned with the initial restoration of community services and facilities; purchase and storage of food, equipment and other supplies for emergency use in the case of natural disasters; operations of state emergency services that can be allocated to natural disaster relief.

Excludes: Maintenance of state emergency services, such as through local government contributions (classified to civil protection services (COFOG-A 0321)); state emergency service operations that cannot be allocated to natural disaster relief (classified to civil protection services (COFOG-A 0321)); relief of victims of man-made disasters (classified to social protection not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 1099)); reconstruction activities following man-made disasters (classified to according to function); long term reconstruction and relief activities following natural disasters (classified according to function).

Social protection not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 1099)

A1C.226.

Social protection not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 1099) consists of:

  • the administration, operation or support of activities such as formulation, administration, coordination and monitoring of overall social protection policies, plans, programs and budgets; preparation and enforcement of legislation and standards for the provision of social protection; production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on social protection.

Includes: Provision of social protection in the form of cash benefits and benefits in kind to victims of man-made disasters; purchase and storage of food equipment and other supplies for emergency use in the case of man-made disasters; financial compensation to individuals or their families, who as victims of criminal activities suffered injury, illness or death; social protection affairs and services that cannot be classified to sickness and disability (COFOG-A 100), old age (COFOG-A 101), survivors (COFOG-A 102), family and children (COFOG-A 103), unemployment (COFOG-A 104), housing (COFOG-A 105), social exclusion not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 106), research and development - social protection (COFOG-A 107) or natural disaster relief (COFOG-A 1091).; payments by one government unit to another government unit to allow for support to be provided in case of an event or circumstance that may occur in the future and the nature of which is unknown at the time.

Excludes: Relief of victims of natural disasters (classified to natural disaster relief (COFOG-A 1091)).