National Report on Schooling in Australia 2011

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, 2006–07 to 2010–11 financial years
(accrual basis) (actual $
'000)

 

Area of expenditure
2006–07
2007–08
2008–09
2009–10
2010–11
In-school expenditure
25,539,118
27,343,426
29,328,166
31,251,676
32,807,006
Out-of-school expenditure
1,384,539
1,414,395
1,528,093
1,642,713
1,663,624
Total
26,923,656
28,757,821
30,856,259
32,894,389
34,470,630

 

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding.

Sources: MCEECDYA, National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC), 2011; 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; Report on Government Services 2013, Productivity Commission, Canberra, Table 4A.9

See also Part 9: 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, 2006–07 to 2010–11 financial years
(accrual basis) (actual $'000)

Area of expenditure

200607

200708

200809

200910

201011

In-school expenditure

Salaries (teaching)

13,771,965

14,630,448

15,776,884

16,414,504

17,096,556

Salaries (non-teaching)

2,722,329

2,936,764

3,213,061

3,406,772

3,601,442

Redundancies

32,745

7,017

588

32,998

16,038

Non-salary costs

5,286,666

5,519,632

5,915,317

6,649,279

6,922,245

User cost of capital

3,725,413

4,249,565

4,422,316

4,748,122

5,170,725

Sub-total

25,539,118

27,343,426

29,328,166

31,251,676

32,807,006

Out-of-school expenditure

Salaries (non-teaching)

740,375

790,040

884,212

946,314

1,037,481

Redundancies

9,360

2,756

2,810

13,866

5,397

Non-salary costs

613,954

598,702

612,934

652,729

587,948

User cost of capital

20,850

22,897

28,137

29,805

32,798

Sub-total

1,384,539

1,414,395

1,528,093

1,642,713

1,663,624

Total

26,923,656

28,757,821

30,856,259

32,894,389

34,470,630

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), 2011; 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; SCRGSP, Report on Government Services 2013, Productivity Commission, Canberra, Table 4A.9

See also Part 9: 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.