Government recurrent expenditure on government and non-government schools

Government recurrent expenditure for school education, Australia
Australian and state/territory government recurrent expenditure for schools, time series
Government recurrent expenditure on government and non-government schools dataset
Notes and caveats

The following tables and charts show the government recurrent expenditure on both government and non-government schools on a financial year basis.



Government recurrent expenditure on government and non-government schools dataset

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Notes and caveats

    • Depreciation and user cost of capital expenses relating to government schools have been attributed to states/territories based on ownership of the underlying assets. A portion of these assets will be acquired through Australian Government capital contributions, with states and territories responsible for maintenance costs. Australian Government expenditure data in this table include only Australian Government specific purpose payments. Other Australian Government funding for schools and students is not included.
    • Student numbers are the average full-time equivalent (FTE) student populations for the years being reported. 
    • Australian Government specific purpose payments include recurrent, targeted and Indigenous program expenditure, until 2008/09. From 2009/10 onwards, these categories are not separately reported but funds expended on these purposes are included in the total specific purpose payment provision. 

Source: Australian Government Department of Education and Training (unpublished); Education Council National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC) (unpublished); State and Territory governments (unpublished) as published in SCRGSP (Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision) 2018, Report on Government Services 2018, Productivity Commission, Canberra

This information relates to Part 1 of the National Report on Schooling in Australia.


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