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5519.0.55.001 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, September Quarter 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2011   
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SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2011 KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT


In the September quarter 2011 –

  • Taxation revenue decreased 15.4% to $83,035m.
  • General government sector expenditure exceeded revenue resulting in a GFS net operating balance of –$20,866m.
  • The GFS net lending(+)/borrowing(–) position for the general government sector was –$24,381m.

GFS KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, ORIGINAL

June Qtr 2011
Sept Qtr 2011
June Qtr 2011 to
Sept Qtr 2011
$m
$m
% change

Current Prices
Taxation revenue
General government
98 157
83 035
–15.4
Total revenue
General government
122 587
105 089
–14.3
Public Non–Financial corporations
20 029
18 838
– 5.9
Total expenses
General government
127 510
125 955
– 1.2
Public Non–Financial corporations
21 752
18 379
–15.5
GFS Net operating balance
General government
– 4 922
–20 866
..
Public Non–Financial corporations
–1 723
459
..
GFS Net lending(+)/borrowing(–)
General government
–14 395
– 24 381
..
Public Non–Financial corporations
– 5 556
– 2 784
..



QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES – KEY FIGURES

The table below includes the key public sector aggregates for the Sept quarter 2011 which will be included in the Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). The key figures shown include Government Final Consumption Expenditure and Gross Fixed Capital Formation for general government and public corporations, seasonally adjusted in current prices and chain volume terms.

In the Sept quarter 2011:
  • In seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, total general government final consumption expenditure decreased by $705m, a decrease of 1.2% compared with June quarter 2011.
  • General government gross fixed capital formation, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, decreased by 7.3%.
QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES – KEY FIGURES, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Dec Qtr
2010
Mar Qtr
2011
Jun Qtr
2011
Sep Qtr
2011
Jun Qtr 2011 to
Sep Qtr 2011
$m
$m
$m
$m
% change

Current Prices
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
5 733
6 098
6 236
5 963
-4.4
National – defence
18 603
18 495
18 492
17 845
-3.5
National – non-defence
24 336
24 593
24 728
23 807
-3.7
Total national
37 841
37 639
38 544
38 300
-0.6
State and local
Total general government final consumption expenditure
62 177
62 231
63 272
62 108
-1.8
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National – defence
1 948
1 645
2 229
1 924
-13.7
National – non–defence
2 381
3 040
2 228
2 527
13.4
Total national
4 329
4 685
4 457
4 452
-0.1
State and local
10 457
9 963
10 027
8 783
-12.4
Total general government
14 787
14 648
14 484
13 234
-8.6
Public corporations
Commonwealth
374
547
548
619
13.0
State and local
5 835
5 521
5 451
5 063
-7.1
Total public corporations
6 209
6 068
5 999
5 682
-5.3
Total public gross fixed capital formation
20 995
20 716
20 483
18 916
-7.7
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second–hand assets by public sector
-60
-61
-344
-125
..

Chain Volume (b)
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National – defence
5 668
5 991
6 096
5 851
-4.0
National – non-defence
18 045
18 053
18 035
17 722
-1.7
Total national
23 714
24 044
24 131
23 573
-2.3
State and local
36 074
36 140
36 608
36 461
-0.4
Total general government final consumption expenditure
59 788
60 184
60 739
60 034
-1.2
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National – defence
2 093
1 778
2 448
2 140
-12.6
National – non-defence
2 361
2 999
2 190
2 605
18.9
Total national
4 453
4 777
4 638
4 745
2.3
State and local
10 285
9 782
9 703
8 548
-11.9
Total general government
14 738
14 559
14 341
13 293
-7.3
Public corporations
Commonwealth
380
554
557
633
13.5
State and local
5 772
5 435
5 327
4 952
-7.0
Total public corporations
6 151
5 989
5 884
5 585
-5.1
Total public gross fixed capital formation
20 890
20 548
20 225
18 877
-6.7
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second–hand assets by public sector
-61
-62
-346
-130
..

(a) See paragraph 37 of the Explanatory Notes for the relationship between general government final consumption expenditure and GFS aggregates.
(b) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2009–10.


SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2011 GFS RELEASE

This release presents quarterly government finance statistics on an accrual accounting basis. All tables are presented in GFS operating statement format and are for the general government sector, with the exception of Table 2 which presents data for the public non–financial corporations sector.

Quarterly GFS are released for the current financial year only, other than in the September quarter, when the quarters of the previous financial year are presented. Users requiring data for earlier periods should consult Government Finance Statistics, Australia (cat. no. 5512.0). The latest issue (2009–10) was released on 5 July 2011. Final annual GFS results for 2010–11 are scheduled for release by the ABS on 17 April 2012.

RELEASE OF QUARTERLY GFS THIS ISSUE

Table
Sep 10
Dec 10
Mar 11
Jun 11
Sep 11
Table 1 All Levels of Government – General Government
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Table 2 All Levels of Government – Public Non–Financial Corporations
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Table 3 Commonwealth Government
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*
*
*
*
Table 4 Total State & Local
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*
*
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Table 5 New South Wales
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*
*
Table 6 Victoria
*
*
*
*
Table 7 Queensland
*
*
*
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Table 8 South Australia
*
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*
*
Table 9 Western Australia
*
*
*
*
Table 10 Tasmania
*
*
*
*
Table 11 Northern Territory
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Table 12 Australian Capital Territory
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IMPACT OF THE FLOODS

Flooding began in late December 2010 in Queensland and was more extensive in Queensland and other states in January 2011. In the March quarter 2011 the Commonwealth Government grant payments to the states under the National Disaster Relief Recovery Arrangements were offset by a fall in the other grant payments to the states.


PRIVATISATIONS

Privatisations of some activities occurred during the March quarter 2011. Prior to privatisation these activities were included in the Public Non–Financial Corporations sector in Government Finance Statistics. From the privatisation date, these activities are in–scope of the relevant ABS surveys of the private sector.


FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The release of GFS quarterly data is usually coordinated to be the day before the respective issue of Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). The scheduled release dates for the next two issues are:

Issue5519.0.55.0015206.0
December 2011
March 2012
6 March 2012
5 June 2012
7 March 2012
6 June 2012
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email <client.services@abs.gov.au> or Larissa Fischer on Canberra (02) 6252 5392, email <public.finance@abs.gov.au>



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