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Water transport (COFOG-A 113)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.237.

Water transport (COFOG-A 113) consists of government expenditure on water transport. This category is further classified into:

  • urban water transport passenger services(COFOG-A 1131);
  • urban water transport freight services (COFOG-A 1132); and
  • non-urban water transport services (COFOG-A 1133).

Urban water transport passenger services (COFOG-A 1131)

A1C.238.

Urban water transport passenger services (COFOG-A 1131) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning operation, use, construction and maintenance of urban passenger water transport systems and facilities (harbours, docks, navigation aids and equipment, canals, bridges, tunnels, channels, breakwaters, piers, wharves, terminals, etc.);
  • the supervision and regulation of urban passenger water transport users (registration, licensing and inspection of vessels and crews, regulations concerning passenger safety, freight security, etc.), of urban passenger water transport system operations (granting of franchises, approval of passenger fares and of hours and frequency of service, etc.) and of urban passenger water transport facility construction and maintenance;
  • the construction or operation of non-enterprise-type urban passenger water transport systems and facilities (such as ferries);
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on urban passenger water transport system operations and on urban passenger water transport facility construction activities; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of urban passenger water transport systems and facilities.

Includes: Radio and satellite navigation aids; emergency rescue and towing services; dockyards; operation of pilots and tugs.

Excludes: Grants, loans and subsidies to shipbuilders (classified to manufacturing (COFOG-A 0442)); control of water traffic involving direct action by police (classified to police services (COFOG-A 0311)); customs authorities (classified to financial and fiscal affairs (COFOG-A 0112)); integrated urban transit systems where separate water transport data is not available (classified to multi-mode urban transport (COFOG-A 1161)); construction and maintenance of jetties, piers and wharves for use in recreational activities such as fishing and boating (classified to recreational and sporting services (COFOG-A 0811)).

Urban water transport freight services (COFOG-A 1132)

A1C.239.

Urban water transport freight services (COFOG-A 1132) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning operation, use, construction and maintenance of urban freight water transport systems and facilities (harbours, docks, navigation aids and equipment, canals, bridges, tunnels, channels, breakwaters, piers, wharves, terminals, etc.);
  • the supervision and regulation of urban freight water transport users (registration, licensing and inspection of vessels and crews, regulations concerning freight security, etc.), of urban freight water transport system operations (granting of franchises, approval of freight tariffs and of hours and frequency of service, etc.) and of urban freight water transport facility construction and maintenance;
  • the construction or operation of non-enterprise-type urban freight water transport systems and facilities;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on urban freight water transport system operations and on urban freight water transport facility construction activities; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of urban freight water transport systems and facilities.

Includes: Outlays on radio and satellite navigation aids; emergency rescue and towing services; dockyards; operation of pilots and tugs.

Excludes: Grants, loans and subsidies to shipbuilders (classified to manufacturing (COFOG-A 0442)); control of water traffic involving direct action by police (classified to police services (COFOG-A 0311)); customs authorities (classified to financial and fiscal affairs (COFOG-A 0112)); integrated urban transit systems where separate water transport data is not available (classified to multi-mode urban transport (COFOG-A 1161)); construction and maintenance of jetties, piers and wharves for use in recreational activities such as fishing and boating (classified to recreational and sporting services (COFOG-A 0811)).

Non-urban water transport services (COFOG-A 1133)

A1C.240.

Non-urban water transport services (COFOG-A 1133) consists of:

  • administration of affairs and services concerning operation, use, construction and maintenance of non-urban water transport systems and facilities (harbours, docks, navigation aids and equipment, canals, bridges, tunnels, channels, breakwaters, piers, wharves, terminals, etc.);
  • the supervision and regulation of non-urban water transport users (registration, licensing and inspection of vessels and crews, regulations concerning passenger safety and freight security, etc.), of non-urban water transport system operations (granting of franchises, approval of freight tariffs and passenger fares and of hours and frequency of service, etc.) and of non-urban water transport facility construction and maintenance;
  • the construction or operation of non-enterprise-type non-urban water transport systems and facilities (such as ferries);
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on non-urban water transport system operations and on non-urban water transport facility construction activities; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of non-urban water transport systems and facilities.

Includes: Radio and satellite navigation aids; emergency rescue and towing services; dockyards; operation of pilots and tugs.

Excludes: Grants, loans and subsidies to shipbuilders (classified to manufacturing (COFOG-A 0442)); control of water traffic involving direct action by police (classified to police services (COFOG-A 0311)); customs authorities (classified to financial and fiscal affairs (COFOG-A 0112)); construction and maintenance of jetties, piers and wharves for use in recreational activities such as fishing and boating (classified to recreational and sporting services (COFOG-A 0811)).