Government Finance StatisticsGeneral Government-Budget documents and annual reports; and
Public Trading Enterprises-Annual reports and special returns.
Name of Collection
Government Finance Statistics
Public Finance Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 5834
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6251 6470
To enable a valid comparison of total outlays, revenue and financing transactions of the various governments, as well as their outlays for practical purposes.
The collection provides details of the consolidated financial transactions of the non-financial public sector for all levels of government, compiled in accordance with standards promulgated by the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. Data are sourced as follows:
Outlays, revenue and financing transactions for both general government and public trading enterprises;
Components of current and capital outlays by purpose (including details of payments from one level of government to another) and inter-governmental transfers, by level of government; and
Outlays, revenue and financing transactions excluding inter-governmental transfers by level of government.
Detailed data are available for the above items for transport industries including road transport, water transport, rail transport and air transport.
Commonwealth Government, State, Territory and Local Governments, combined and separately.
Frequency of Data Availability
Data are released annually (financial year).
Data are available from 1961-62, unpublished to 1989-90.
Products and Services
Government Financial Estimates, Australia (cat. no. 5501.0)
Government Finance Statistics, Australia (cat. no. 5512.0)
Government Finance Statistics, Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5514.0)
Special data services are available on request.
Example of Information Available