National Report on Schooling in Australia 2010

Funding Australia’s schools

8.3 Funding for government schools (Second Page)

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Government schools – in-school and out-of-school expenditure
Table 8.4 below shows funding going to in-school and out-of-school activities for the government school systems.
 
Table 8.4     Operating expenditure by government education systems, Australia, 2005–06 to 2009–10 financial years
                        (accrual basis) (actual $
'000)

Area of expenditure

2005–06

2006–07

2007–08

2008–09

2009–10

In-school expenditure

24,061,029

25,539,118

27,343,426

29,328,166

31,251,676

Out-school expenditure

1,309,620

1,384,539

1,414,395

1,528,093

1,642,713

Total

25,370,650

26,923,656

28,757,821

30,856,259

32,894,389

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding.

Sources: MCEECDYA, National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC), 2010; National Report on Schooling in Australia (previous years); Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP), Report on Government Services 2012, Productivity Commission, Canberra, Table 4A.12
 
See also Additional Statistics Table 49
 

Out-of-school expenditure for government systems includes state office, regional and local functions supporting schools. In-school expenditure includes teaching and learning and school administration, and library functions within schools.

Expenditure on out-of-school support functions represents approximately five per cent of total government funding on State and Territory government schools. The major component of funding, some 95 per cent, goes to fund schools directly.  
 

Table 8.5     Operating expenditure by government education systems, Australia, 2005–06 to 2009–10 financial years
                       (accrual basis) (actual $'000)
 

Area of expenditure

200506

200607

200708

200809

200910

In-school expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries (teaching)

13,148,045

13,771,965

14,630,448

15,776,884

16,414,504

Salaries (non-teaching)

2,532,627

2,722,329

2,936,764

3,213,061

3,406,772

Redundancies

15,743

32,745

7,017

588

32,998

Non-salary costs

5,042,416

5,286,666

5,519,632

5,915,317

6,649,279

User cost of capital

3,322,198

3,725,413

4,249,565

4,422,316

4,748,122

Sub-total

24,061,029

25,539,118

27,343,426

29,328,166

31,251,676

Out-of-school expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries (non-teaching)

777,046

740,375

790,040

884,212

946,314

Redundancies

5,732

9,360

2,756

2,810

13,866

Non-salary costs

506,808

613,954

598,702

612,934

652,729

User cost of capital

20,034

20,850

22,897

28,137

29,805

Sub-total

1,309,620

1,384,539

1,414,395

1,528,093

1,642,713

Total

25,370,650

26,923,656

28,757,821

30,856,259

32,894,389

 

Notes:

Amounts include Australian Government non-capital-related Specific Purpose Payments and other grants made to States/Territories. Depreciation and user cost of capital expenses included in the figures are based on assets owned by States/Territories, some of which will have been acquired with Australian Government capital grants.
Totals may not add due to rounding.
Sources: MCEECDYA, National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC), 2010; National Report on Schooling in Australia (previous years); Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP), Report on Government Services 2012, Productivity Commission, Canberra, Table 4A.12
See also Additional Statistics Table 49
 

In-school expenditure substantially reflects teacher salaries expenditure, which accounts for some 62 per cent of in-school expenditure once the user cost of capital figure has been excluded for comparative purposes. The user cost of capital reflects the opportunity cost of being able to utilise capital funding for recurrent purposes (based on eight per cent of the written down value of capital assets). In-school non-salary costs account for some 25 per cent of in-school expenditure once the user cost of capital figure has been excluded. These expenditures include school materials, maintenance, cleaning and student transport costs.