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Core Crown Expense Tables

($millions) 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Social security and welfare 21,185 22,005 22,028 22,741 23,281 23,842 24,639 25,161 25,928 26,855
GSF pension expenses 328 305 192 278 282 359 355 318 305 294
Health 13,128 13,753 14,160 14,498 14,898 15,075 15,581 15,621 15,673 15,743
Education 11,724 11,650 11,654 12,504 12,300 13,021 13,134 13,211 13,255 13,249
Core government services 2,974 5,563 5,428 4,294 4,502 4,401 4,811 4,598 4,630 4,660
Law and order 3,191 3,382 3,403 3,456 3,501 3,606 3,622 3,576 3,572 3,572
Defence 1,814 1,809 1,736 1,804 1,811 1,927 2,087 2,118 2,108 2,108
Transport and communications 2,345 2,281 2,232 2,255 2,237 2,328 2,214 2,259 2,320 2,361
Economic and industrial services 2,806 2,542 2,073 1,978 2,058 2,268 2,262 2,178 2,242 2,188
Heritage, culture and recreation 630 741 863 804 842 779 808 784 769 754
Primary services 507 706 648 659 676 735 742 660 647 670
Housing and community development 339 943 ( 46) 283 347 357 582 497 477 472
Environmental protection 651 1,225 769 530 533 678 605 571 573 577
Other 80 479 425 603 579 285 537 595 595 591
Finance costs 2,311 3,066 3,511 3,619 3,620 3,977 3,676 4,080 4,217 4,254
Forecast for future new spending1  ..   ..   ..   ..   ..  7 305 1,403 3,965 5,526
Top-down expense adjustment  ..   ..   ..   ..   ..  ( 555) ( 1,025) ( 520) ( 445) ( 430)
Core Crown expenses 64,013 70,450 69,076 70,306 71,467 73,090 74,935 77,110 80,831 83,444
  1. The classifications of the functions of the Government reflect current approved baselines. Forecast new operating spending is shown as a separate line item in the above analysis and will be allocated to functions of the Government once decisions are made in future Budgets.

Source: The Treasury

Table 6.1 - Social security and welfare expenses
($millions) 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
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2019
Forecast
Welfare benefits (see below) 18,961 19,781 20,375 20,789 21,187 21,699 22,492 23,263 24,069 25,034
Social rehabilitation and compensation 331 119 81 107 173 142 151 157 163 176
Departmental expenses 1,130 1,127 1,122 1,168 1,204 1,340 1,370 1,270 1,258 1,257
Child support impairment 371 281 72 282 255 222 353 204 171 123
Other non-departmental expenses1 392 697 378 395 462 439 273 267 267 265
Social security and welfare expenses 21,185 22,005 22,028 22,741 23,281 23,842 24,639 25,161 25,928 26,855
  1. Other non-departmental expenses and other expenses include costs associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.

Source: The Treasury

Table 6.2 - Welfare benefit expenses
($millions) 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
New Zealand Superannuation 8,290 8,830 9,584 10,235 10,913 11,589 12,256 12,861 13,571 14,383
Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit ..  ..  ..  ..  1,691 1,686 1,616 1,574 1,531 1,519
Supported living payment ..  ..  ..  ..  1,422 1,512 1,519 1,530 1,536 1,564
Sole parent support ..  ..  ..  ..  1,222 1,186 1,187 1,242 1,218 1,224
Domestic Purposes Benefit 1,693 1,757 1,811 1,738 63 ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Invalid's Benefit 1,303 1,306 1,325 1,330 52 ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Sickness Benefit 710 743 775 782 29 ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Unemployment Benefit 930 943 883 812 29 ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Family Tax Credit 2,159 2,130 2,071 2,018 1,965 1,857 1,837 1,835 1,916 1,983
Other working for families tax credits 629 616 599 575 567 550 577 655 648 639
Accommodation Assistance 1,154 1,197 1,195 1,177 1,146 1,128 1,137 1,151 1,169 1,174
Income-Related Rents 522 553 580 611 660 718 774 818 872 927
Disability Assistance 411 409 401 384 379 377 379 378 379 380
Benefits paid in Australia 45 40 37 22 19 15 40 ..  ..  .. 
Paid Parental Leave 154 154 158 165 165 184 233 254 265 274
Childcare Assistance 178 188 188 186 186 184 193 226 227 230
Veterans Support Entitlement2 137 135 128 123 119 116 111 102 98 94
Veteran's Pension 179 178 177 171 165 178 193 189 181 173
Other benefits 467 602 463 460 395 419 440 448 458 470
Benefit expenses 18,961 19,781 20,375 20,789 21,187 21,699 22,492 23,263 24,069 25,034

Source: The Treasury

Beneficiary numbers
(Thousands)
2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
New Zealand Superannuation 540 561 585 612 640 665 691 717 743 768
Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit1 ..  ..  ..  ..  138 133 126 121 117 113
Supported living payment1 ..  ..  ..  ..  96 98 98 98 98 98
Sole parent support1 ..  ..  ..  ..  78 72 70 68 67 65
Domestic Purposes Benefit1 110 114 114 109 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Invalid's Benefit1 88 88 87 87 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Sickness Benefit1 58 60 60 60 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Unemployment Benefit1 78 80 73 67 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Accommodation Assistance 312 320 311 305 297 292 292 293 296 295

Source: Ministry of Social Development

  1. From July 2013, changes to the benefit system and existing benefit categories took place. Three new categories of benefit; Supported living payment, Sole parent support and Jobseeker support; have replaced the following existing categories: Domestic Purposes Benefit, Invalid's Benefit, Unemployment Benefit, Sickness Benefit and Widow's Benefit. Owing to the changes, there is no historical data for the new benefit categories and no forecast data for the previous categories beyond July 2013.
  2. From 2015, War Disablement Pensions have been renamed Veterans Support Entitlements.
Table 6.3 - Health expenses
($millions) 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Departmental outputs 211 199 186 171 183 188 187 186 185 185
Health services purchasing (see below) 12,077 12,530 13,018 13,348 13,648 13,939 14,351 14,304 14,271 14,254
Other non-departmental outputs 106 120 119 234 330 326 322 326 340 356
Health payments to ACC 691 849 744 715 694 589 694 774 848 919
Other expenses 43 55 93 30 43 33 27 31 29 29
Health expenses 13,128 13,753 14,160 14,498 14,898 15,075 15,581 15,621 15,673 15,743

Source: The Treasury

Table 6.4 - Health services purchasing
($millions) 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Payments to District Health Boards 10,670 11,133 11,542 11,946 12,165 12,432 12,766 12,771 12,752 12,738
National disability support services 930 971 1,029 1,028 1,087 1,109 1,158 1,159 1,153 1,153
Public health services purchasing 477 426 447 374 396 398 427 374 366 363
Health services purchasing 12,077 12,530 13,018 13,348 13,648 13,939 14,351 14,304 14,271 14,254

Source: The Treasury

Table 6.5 - Education expenses
($millions) 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Early childhood education 1,184 1,340 1,355 1,436 1,545 1,628 1,681 1,710 1,732 1,757
Primary and secondary schools (see below) 5,157 5,354 5,443 5,590 5,550 5,848 6,010 6,034 6,039 5,999
Tertiary funding (see below) 4,465 3,991 3,795 4,370 4,027 4,295 4,250 4,285 4,302 4,319
Departmental expenses 898 923 988 1,039 1,107 1,141 1,114 1,110 1,109 1,107
Other education expenses 20 42 73 69 71 109 79 72 73 67
Education expenses 11,724 11,650 11,654 12,504 12,300 13,021 13,134 13,211 13,255 13,249

Source: The Treasury

Number of places provided1 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Early childhood education 152,877 159,997 166,434 174,782 183,843 191,229 195,570 197,954 200,674 203,769
  1. Full-time equivalent based on 1,000 funded child hours per calendar year. Note that historical place numbers have been revised so may differ from previous published Economic and Fiscal Update numbers.

Source: Ministry of Education

Table 6.6 - Primary and secondary schools
($millions) 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Primary 2,622 2,731 2,771 2,845 2,812 2,974 3,078 3,100 3,104 3,091
Secondary 1,972 2,051 2,085 2,148 2,146 2,241 2,287 2,290 2,286 2,268
School transport 160 163 172 175 177 187 187 190 197 192
Special needs support 297 310 323 332 322 340 352 354 355 350
Professional development 95 90 85 84 87 100 100 94 91 92
Schooling improvement 11 9 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Primary and secondary education expenses 5,157 5,354 5,443 5,590 5,550 5,848 6,010 6,034 6,039 5,999

Source: The Treasury

Number of places provided1 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Primary 489,904 489,275 489,799 493,025 497,765 505,162 510,705 513,881 516,227 516,286
Secondary 275,343 274,518 271,078 267,627 266,734 269,874 267,814 267,892 266,563 267,115
  1. These are snapshots based as at 1 July for primary year levels (years 1 to 8) and 1 March for secondary year levels (years 9 to 13). These numbers exclude special school rolls, health camps, hospital schools and home schooling (prior published tables included special school rolls). These estimates include a new entrant adjustment to make provision for the number of new entrants likely to be enrolled between 1 March and 10 October. Actual numbers have been restated to include this adjustment so may differ from previous published Economic and Fiscal Update numbers.

Source: Ministry of Education

Table 6.7 - Tertiary funding
($millions) 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Tuition 2,398 2,354 2,306 2,322 2,383 2,423 2,474 2,481 2,472 2,472
Other tertiary funding 489 429 430 432 463 493 501 504 502 502
Student allowances 570 620 644 596 539 520 529 548 560 558
Student loans 1,008 588 415 1,020 642 859 746 752 768 787
Tertiary education expenses 4,465 3,991 3,795 4,370 4,027 4,295 4,250 4,285 4,302 4,319

Source: The Treasury

Number of places provided1 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Actual delivered and estimated funded places 250,440 240,529 245,784 240,472 237,898 238,729 237,929 236,629 236,529 236,929
  1. Tertiary places are the number of equivalent full time (EFT) students in: student achievement component; adult and community education; and youth guarantee programmes. Note that historical place numbers have been revised so may differ from previous published Economic and Fiscal Update numbers. Place numbers are based on calendar years rather than fiscal years.

Source: Ministry of Education

Table 6.8 - Core government service expenses
($millions) 2010
Actual
2011
Actual
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Forecast
2016
Forecast
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
Official development assistance 435 495 510 437 533 531 542 573 586 586
Indemnity and guarantee expenses 7 319 59 27 29 38 36 36 36 36
Departmental expenses 1,324 1,492 1,518 1,576 1,635 1,743 1,831 1,689 1,730 1,693
Non-departmental expenses1 236 471 524 330 689 507 507 574 602 599
Tax receivable write-down and impairments 590 1,010 1,003 925 1,069 887 1,179 1,232 1,275 1,326
Science expenses 191 174 116 115 118 121 120 112 113 128
Other expenses1 191 1,602 1,698 884 429 574 596 382 288 292
Core government service expenses 2,974 5,563 5,428 4,294 4,502 4,401 4,811 4,598 4,630 4,660
  1. Non-departmental expenses and other expenses include costs associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.

Source: The Treasury

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