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Appendix B: Total payments to the States by Government Finance Statistics function

The tables in this Appendix provide information on key fiscal indicators at the Commonwealth, State and local levels, and together at the consolidated level.

Table B.1: Total payments to the States by GFS function
$'000 NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total(a)
2015‑16                  
General public services - - 11,980 - - - - - 19,980
Public order and safety 84,798 63,090 54,846 31,064 21,053 8,007 11,239 79,344 353,441
Education 5,552,769 4,519,652 3,789,919 1,826,629 1,300,646 419,800 303,401 359,973 18,074,262
Health 5,681,858 4,414,760 3,625,301 1,888,234 1,254,507 430,959 331,316 279,455 17,906,390
Social security and welfare 929,874 850,045 354,339 429,771 124,199 36,771 29,496 32,581 2,787,076
Housing and community amenities 521,913 369,870 457,499 271,539 135,376 32,074 31,935 296,755 2,129,964
Recreation and culture - - - - - 5,170 - - 5,170
Fuel and energy - - - - - - - - -
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 86,442 256,519 49,138 2,677 104,475 12,420 3,679 9,973 525,323
Mining, manufacturing and construction - - - - - - - - -
Transport and communication 1,975,606 504,516 1,542,703 972,891 296,743 124,663 28,680 168,036 6,945,538
Other economic affairs 380 1,660 5,166 3,440 989 5,155 775 775 18,340
Other purposes 17,905,122 13,169,995 13,303,106 2,054,320 5,649,968 2,301,662 1,104,599 3,296,784 59,429,124
Total payments to the States 32,738,762 24,150,107 23,193,997 7,480,565 8,887,956 3,376,681 1,845,120 4,523,676 108,194,608
less payments 'through' the States 3,243,771 2,704,486 2,198,677 1,083,913 800,702 221,168 210,391 171,345 10,635,926
less financial assistance grants for local government 355,861 269,997 225,274 140,375 76,078 35,923 24,283 16,433 1,144,224
less payments direct 'to' local government 267,175 210,127 221,867 153,078 75,657 32,693 - 16,811 977,408
equals total payments 'to' the States for own‑purpose expenses 28,871,955 20,965,497 20,548,179 6,103,199 7,935,519 3,086,897 1,610,446 4,319,087 95,437,050
2016‑17                  
General public services - - - - - - - - 8,000
Public order and safety 86,417 66,271 54,281 32,203 21,330 7,957 11,369 76,574 356,402
Education 6,033,238 4,858,024 4,162,301 1,945,132 1,373,147 451,362 320,513 383,634 19,528,870
Health 5,786,259 4,431,558 3,683,800 2,058,486 1,280,270 418,636 343,822 304,801 18,723,248
Social security and welfare 771,464 543,070 417,922 459,554 175,357 52,329 70,815 34,949 2,525,460
Housing and community amenities 488,098 374,337 464,910 297,840 124,457 34,090 26,157 228,780 2,058,168
Recreation and culture 5,000 - - - - 1,780 - - 6,780
Fuel and energy - - - - - - - - -
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 149,610 201,299 60,879 1,472 129,466 22,105 27,348 2,876 600,198
Mining, manufacturing and construction - - - - - - - - -
Transport and communication 3,197,863 739,841 2,170,333 841,846 668,314 172,440 24,137 124,134 9,141,895
Other economic affairs 4,831 2,779 2,920 1,388 989 775 775 775 15,232
Other purposes 18,396,806 14,453,744 14,771,169 2,321,279 6,252,093 2,378,426 1,242,062 3,296,306 63,580,617
Total payments to the States 34,919,586 25,670,923 25,788,515 7,959,200 10,025,423 3,539,900 2,066,998 4,452,829 116,544,870
less payments 'through' the States 3,443,507 2,920,480 2,381,161 1,181,902 836,685 238,308 220,186 182,737 11,406,485
less financial assistance grants for local government 712,232 541,819 450,095 280,220 151,505 71,546 48,611 32,649 2,288,677
less payments direct 'to' local government 234,809 163,763 174,982 117,836 57,676 26,226 - 12,931 788,223
equals total payments 'to' the States for own‑purpose expenses 30,529,038 22,044,861 22,782,277 6,379,242 8,979,557 3,203,820 1,798,201 4,224,512 102,061,485
2017‑18                  
General public services - - - - - - - - -
Public order and safety 81,687 59,340 52,101 29,507 19,530 7,080 10,991 71,648 331,884
Education 6,139,592 4,931,330 4,214,647 2,062,995 1,398,215 449,594 324,791 374,466 19,897,171
Health 6,068,575 4,632,177 3,895,165 2,174,951 1,335,948 395,866 368,142 265,800 19,552,256
Social security and welfare 929,205 639,716 470,685 459,228 210,720 59,956 19,071 37,714 2,826,295
Housing and community amenities 438,159 342,662 394,470 234,204 108,292 28,697 22,314 198,275 1,792,073
Recreation and culture 5,000 - - - - 1,663 - - 6,663
Fuel and energy - - - - - - - - -
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 199,521 96,340 53,779 1,472 46,944 23,105 30,348 2,445 463,954
Mining, manufacturing and construction - - - - - - - - -
Transport and communication 2,506,642 811,977 2,498,555 1,075,732 917,546 95,108 21,258 69,078 8,748,596
Other economic affairs 4,378 2,779 1,951 1,387 989 775 775 775 13,809
Other purposes 19,389,879 15,274,591 15,554,369 2,454,849 6,555,985 2,476,303 1,305,885 3,457,528 66,921,261
Total payments to the States 35,762,638 26,790,912 27,135,722 8,494,325 10,594,169 3,538,147 2,103,575 4,477,729 120,553,962
less payments 'through' the States 3,548,844 3,031,668 2,477,777 1,229,209 849,063 244,641 219,589 187,702 11,790,034
less financial assistance grants for local government 740,819 564,713 468,113 292,389 156,944 73,982 50,530 33,878 2,381,368
less payments direct 'to' local government 195,350 142,400 145,650 102,400 48,280 22,800 - 11,200 668,080
equals total payments 'to' the States for own‑purpose expenses 31,277,625 23,052,131 24,044,182 6,870,327 9,539,882 3,196,724 1,833,456 4,244,949 105,714,480
2018-19                  
General public services - - - - - - - - -
Public order and safety 82,357 60,207 53,016 30,150 19,751 7,148 11,251 62,492 326,372
Education 6,234,316 5,073,572 4,276,326 2,217,638 1,443,067 448,132 337,976 356,214 20,388,805
Health 6,385,703 4,864,570 4,127,889 2,325,642 1,396,012 405,214 394,257 278,256 20,597,767
Social security and welfare 1,081,446 1,480,790 1,221,359 606,740 256,092 137,885 19,932 42,301 4,846,545
Housing and community amenities 442,797 348,608 282,110 152,720 96,718 28,735 22,598 13,882 1,445,168
Recreation and culture - - - - - - - - -
Fuel and energy - - - - - - - - -
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 12,356 56,541 38,319 1,222 12,377 10,105 18,019 2,259 171,198
Mining, manufacturing and construction - - - - - - - - -
Transport and communication 1,473,093 410,661 1,534,196 859,449 550,777 111,867 9,961 39,821 5,040,925
Other economic affairs - - - - - - - - -
Other purposes 20,424,130 16,133,041 16,368,743 2,591,628 6,869,546 2,575,346 1,371,740 3,625,541 70,368,233
Total payments to the States 36,136,198 28,427,990 27,901,958 8,785,189 10,644,340 3,724,432 2,185,734 4,420,766 123,185,013
less payments 'through' the States 3,593,512 3,105,697 2,505,451 1,246,904 848,457 246,194 216,545 187,197 11,951,521
less financial assistance grants for local government 769,542 587,772 486,176 304,669 162,363 76,397 52,452 35,109 2,474,480
less payments direct 'to' local government 96,980 72,643 84,423 55,383 25,426 11,532 - 6,474 352,861
equals total payments 'to' the States for own‑purpose expenses 31,676,164 24,661,878 24,825,908 7,178,233 9,608,094 3,390,309 1,916,737 4,191,986 108,406,151
2019-20                  
General public services - - - - - - - - -
Public order and safety 85,040 61,010 53,883 30,763 19,953 7,209 11,523 53,369 322,750
Education 6,491,702 5,323,699 4,518,333 2,328,758 1,502,251 462,140 355,931 375,012 21,359,415
Health 6,719,473 5,109,278 4,376,919 2,488,958 1,458,804 410,522 422,384 287,887 21,711,737
Social security and welfare 363,995 335,422 263,906 338,246 91,985 30,578 21,336 54,059 1,499,527
Housing and community amenities 449,753 355,012 281,260 155,871 97,677 28,792 22,903 14,031 1,485,299
Recreation and culture - - - - - - - - -
Fuel and energy - - - - - - - - -
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 9,679 7,184 19,517 - 1,586 - 327 2,000 70,293
Mining, manufacturing and construction - - - - - - - - -
Transport and communication 1,072,589 517,825 1,366,118 574,567 283,999 82,694 30,073 28,316 3,956,181
Other economic affairs - - - - - - - - -
Other purposes 21,350,324 16,909,096 17,101,313 2,720,970 7,141,604 2,656,700 1,429,951 3,772,394 73,497,484
Total payments to the States 36,542,555 28,618,526 27,981,249 8,638,133 10,597,859 3,678,635 2,294,428 4,587,068 123,902,686
less payments 'through' the States 3,747,305 3,275,260 2,587,425 1,278,945 886,573 256,182 230,047 193,937 12,457,263
less financial assistance grants for local government 800,732 612,793 505,699 317,995 168,240 79,006 54,527 36,446 2,575,438
less payments direct 'to' local government 110,628 81,371 81,371 58,514 27,589 13,028 - 6,400 378,901
equals total payments 'to' the States for own‑purpose expenses 31,883,890 24,649,102 24,806,754 6,982,679 9,515,457 3,330,419 2,009,854 4,350,285 108,491,084

(a) Total column may not equal sum of State totals. There is no basis on which to estimate State allocations for a number of payments, which are not reflected in State totals.