Australian Government, 2011‑12 Budget
Budget

Appendix A: Expenses by Function and
Sub‑function

Table A1 sets out Australian Government general government sector expenses by function and sub-function for 2011‑12.

Table A1: Australian Government general government sector expenses by function and sub-function

2010-11
Outcome


$m
2011-12
Estimate at
2012-13
Budget
$m
2011-12
Outcome


$m
General public services      
Legislative and executive affairs 1,039 1,010 1,003
Financial and fiscal affairs 7,834 7,663 7,982
Foreign affairs and economic aid 5,564 5,798 5,878
General research 2,687 2,789 2,764
General services 1,208 841 1,432
Government superannuation benefits 4,150 3,843 4,094
Total general public services 22,481 21,944 23,153
Defence 20,408 21,656 21,692
Public order and safety      
Courts and legal services 803 869 829
Other public order and safety 3,020 3,203 3,170
Total public order and safety 3,823 4,072 3,999
Education      
Higher education 7,722 8,579 8,533
Vocational and other education 1,887 1,997 1,998
Schools 11,188 12,308 12,243
Non-government schools 7,261 7,734 7,737
Government schools 3,926 4,574 4,505
Student assistance 4,567 4,121 4,110
General administration 387 314 263
School education - specific funding 6,355 1,940 1,903
Total education 32,106 29,259 29,050
Health      
Medical services and benefits 23,247 24,199 25,081
Hospital services 2,627 2,890 2,944
National Health Reform Payment 12,063 12,694 12,544
Pharmaceutical benefits and services 10,040 10,539 10,188
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 650 742 736
Health services 5,627 6,974 7,359
General administration 1,817 3,130 3,159
Total health 56,070 61,168 62,012
Social security and welfare      
Assistance to the aged 44,493 48,675 48,231
Assistance to veterans and dependants 7,022 7,071 7,090
Assistance to people with disabilities 20,734 22,951 23,016
Assistance to families with children 31,286 34,589 34,919

Table A1: Australian Government general government sector expenses by function and sub-function (continued)

2010-11
Outcome


$m
2011-12
Estimate at
2012-13
Budget
$m
2011-12
Outcome


$m
Social security and welfare (continued)      
Assistance to the unemployed and the sick 6,965 7,449 7,448
Other welfare programs 2,174 974 992
Assistance for Indigenous Australians nec 1,180 1,366 1,162
General administration 3,241 3,804 3,889
Total social security and welfare 117,093 126,879 126,747
Housing and community amenities      
Housing 4,352 3,336 3,387
Urban and regional development 354 585 595
Environment protection 837 2,316 2,197
Total housing and community amenities 5,543 6,238 6,180
Recreation and culture      
Broadcasting 1,489 1,660 1,608
Arts and cultural heritage 1,081 1,153 1,221
Sport and recreation 349 519 523
National estate and parks 333 373 457
Total recreation and culture 3,252 3,705 3,809
Fuel and energy 5,914 6,633 6,464
Agriculture, forestry and fishing      
Wool industry 57 64 62
Grains industry 156 170 169
Dairy industry 48 49 51
Cattle, sheep and pig industry 166 180 170
Fishing, horticulture and other agriculture 225 243 228
General assistance not allocated to specific industries 21 26 24
Rural assistance 498 281 256
Natural resources development 769 1,581 1,327
General administration 606 662 667
Total agriculture, forestry and fishing 2,546 3,255 2,953
Mining, manufacturing and construction 1,456 2,114 2,245
Transport and communication      
Communication 428 892 861
Rail transport 539 1,066 1,045
Air transport 196 247 228
Road transport 2,980 6,294 6,341
Sea transport 282 305 290
Other transport and communication 239 373 364
Total transport and communication 4,664 9,178 9,129

Table A1: Australian Government general government sector expenses by function and sub-function (continued)

2010-11
Outcome


$m
2011-12
Estimate at
2012-13
Budget
$m
2011-12
Outcome


$m
Other economic affairs      
Tourism and area promotion 158 171 177
Total labour and employment affairs 4,669 4,765 4,783
Vocational and industry training 1,726 1,982 1,977
Labour market assistance to job seekers and industry 2,320 2,088 2,109
Industrial relations 623 694 698
Immigration 2,206 2,475 2,740
Other economic affairs nec 2,013 2,347 2,354
Total other economic affairs 9,046 9,758 10,054
Other purposes      
Public debt interest 9,273 11,510 11,421
Interest on Australian Government's behalf 9,273 11,510 11,421
Nominal superannuation interest 6,997 7,358 7,376
General purpose inter-government transactions 49,298 49,555 49,940
General revenue assistance - States and Territories 46,964 46,714 47,149
Local government assistance 2,334 2,841 2,791
Natural disaster relief 6,129 815 1,516
Contingency reserve 0 -1,426 0
Total other purposes 71,696 67,812 70,253
Total expenses 356,100 373,671 377,739

 

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