Budget 2019

The Treasury's Economic and Fiscal Forecasts

Forecast analysis of total Crown expenses

Table 17 - Forecast analysis of total Crown expenses by functional classification

Year ending 30 June
$million
2018
Actual
2019
Forecast
2020
Forecast
2021
Forecast
2022
Forecast
2023
Forecast
By functional classification            
Social security and welfare 30,195 33,777 36,183 37,642 39,173 40,660
Health 16,746 17,850 18,975 18,936 19,040 19,072
Education 14,607 15,235 15,868 16,260 16,398 16,591
Core government services 4,495 4,914 5,587 5,054 4,617 4,560
Law and order 4,494 5,182 5,369 5,366 5,432 5,554
Transport and communications 9,940 11,205 11,263 12,313 12,030 12,439
Economic and industrial services 8,928 9,982 10,184 9,860 9,166 9,242
Defence 2,239 2,410 2,532 2,565 2,530 2,490
Heritage, culture and recreation 2,518 2,582 2,772 2,757 2,825 2,838
Primary services 2,134 2,428 2,500 2,312 2,085 2,132
Housing and community development 1,878 2,132 2,339 3,017 3,146 3,022
Environmental protection 1,227 1,123 1,279 1,253 1,476 1,445
GSF pension expenses 163 173 178 160 165 182
Other 299 114 341 412 412 412
Finance costs 4,151 3,987 3,906 4,136 4,115 4,352
Forecast new operating spending - 265 1,266 4,275 6,964 9,318
Top-down expense adjustment - (800) (1,400) (500) (500) (500)
Total Crown expenses excluding losses 104,014 112,559 119,142 125,818 129,074 133,809

Source: The Treasury

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