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Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update 2016

Core Crown Expense Tables

($millions) 2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
2020
Forecast
2021
Forecast
Social security and welfare 21,956 22,459 23,026 23,523 24,081 25,264 25,930 26,628 27,682 28,772
Health 14,160 14,498 14,898 15,058 15,626 16,490 16,332 16,414 16,409 16,409
Education 11,654 12,504 12,300 12,879 13,158 13,526 13,654 13,733 13,791 13,967
Core government services 5,428 4,294 4,502 4,134 4,102 5,096 4,619 4,505 4,423 4,257
Law and order 3,338 3,394 3,463 3,515 3,648 3,873 3,874 3,849 3,871 3,882
Transport and communications 2,232 2,255 2,237 2,291 2,178 2,266 2,267 2,275 2,315 2,306
Economic and industrial services 2,073 1,978 2,058 2,228 2,107 2,808 2,735 2,749 2,803 2,825
Defence 1,736 1,804 1,811 1,961 2,026 2,179 2,241 2,246 2,254 2,265
Heritage, culture and recreation 863 804 842 778 787 861 847 834 879 875
Primary services 648 659 676 667 749 750 636 625 621 618
Housing and community development ( 46) 283 347 320 558 650 548 572 531 545
Environmental protection 769 530 533 723 587 880 992 931 999 1,003
GSF pension expenses 192 278 282 358 271 213 168 152 146 145
Other 425 603 579 145 461 445 357 381 381 381
Finance costs 3,511 3,619 3,620 3,783 3,590 3,632 3,501 3,475 3,456 3,518
Forecast new operating spending  ..   ..   ..   ..   ..  368 1,986 3,538 5,054 6,415
Top-down expense adjustment  ..   ..   ..   ..   ..  ( 1,025) ( 575) ( 500) ( 400) ( 400)
Core Crown expenses 68,939 69,962 71,174 72,363 73,929 78,276 80,112 82,407 85,215 87,783

Source: The Treasury

Table 6.1 - Social security and welfare expenses
($millions) 2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
2020
Forecast
2021
Forecast
Welfare benefits (see below) 20,375 20,789 21,187 21,680 22,441 23,439 24,062 24,836 25,896 26,952
Social rehabilitation and compensation 81 107 173 142 151 220 163 176 176 176
Departmental expenses 1,122 1,168 1,204 1,319 1,339 1,419 1,357 1,323 1,320 1,327
Other non-departmental expenses1 378 395 462 382 150 186 348 293 290 317
Social security and welfare expenses 21,956 22,459 23,026 23,523 24,081 25,264 25,930 26,628 27,682 28,772
  1. From 2016 some non-departmental expenses spending has been reclassified to community services in housing and community development expenses.

Source: The Treasury

Table 6.2 - Welfare benefit expenses
($millions) 2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
2020
Forecast
2021
Forecast
New Zealand Superannuation 9,584 10,235 10,913 11,591 12,267 13,040 13,669 14,357 15,188 16,047
Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit1 ..  ..  1,691 1,684 1,671 1,689 1,612 1,559 1,558 1,591
Supported living payment1 ..  ..  1,422 1,515 1,523 1,529 1,532 1,552 1,580 1,597
Sole parent support1 ..  ..  1,222 1,186 1,153 1,166 1,130 1,141 1,174 1,201
Domestic Purposes Benefit1 1,811 1,738 63 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Invalid's Benefit1 1,325 1,330 52 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Sickness Benefit1 775 782 29 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Unemployment Benefit1 883 812 29 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Family Tax Credit 2,071 2,018 1,965 1,854 1,793 1,780 1,779 1,771 1,833 1,853
Other working for families tax credits 599 575 567 549 559 612 606 600 606 610
Accommodation Assistance 1,195 1,177 1,146 1,129 1,164 1,136 1,148 1,160 1,171 1,187
Income-Related Rents 580 611 660 703 755 850 901 989 1,050 1,105
Disability Assistance 401 384 379 377 377 378 379 381 384 386
Benefits paid in Australia 37 22 19 15 40 ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Paid Parental Leave 158 165 165 180 217 282 315 326 335 345
Childcare Assistance 188 186 186 183 182 197 199 201 204 207
Veterans Support Entitlement2 128 123 119 115 107 98 91 86 82 76
Veteran's Pension 177 171 165 178 186 175 165 156 148 139
Other benefits 463 460 395 421 447 507 536 557 583 608
Benefit expenses 20,375 20,789 21,187 21,680 22,441 23,439 24,062 24,836 25,896 26,952

Source: The Treasury

Beneficiary numbers
(Thousands)
2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
2020
Forecast
2021
Forecast
New Zealand Superannuation 585 612 640 665 691 718 744 771 799 827
Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit1 ..  ..  138 133 130 131 125 118 115 116
Supported living payment1 ..  ..  96 98 98 97 97 97 97 96
Sole parent support1 ..  ..  78 72 67 64 62 62 62 62
Accommodation Assistance 311 305 297 292 292 292 293 294 295 299
Domestic Purposes Benefit1 114 109 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Invalid's Benefit1 87 87 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Sickness Benefit1 60 60 ..  ..  ..   ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 
Unemployment Benefit1 73 67 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. 

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) 2012
Actual
2013
Actual
2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Forecast
2018
Forecast
2019
Forecast
2020
Forecast
2021
Forecast
Departmental outputs 186 171 183 190 188 195 193 192 192 192
Health services purchasing (see below) 13,018 13,348 13,648 13,937 14,361 14,876 14,901 14,893 14,888 14,888
Other non-departmental outputs 119 234 330 312 356 442 442 463 473 473
Health payments to ACC 744 715 694 587 694 664 769 837 827 827
Other expenses1 93 30 43 32 27 313 27 29 29 29
Health expenses 14,160 14,498 14,898 15,058 15,626 16,490 16,332 16,414 16,409 16,409
  1. The increase in other expenses in the 2017 forecast year relates to a one off restructuring of District Health Board balance sheets. These expenses are offset by additional revenue for the New Zealand Debt Management Office (excluded from these tables) and therefore have no impact on OBEGAL.

Source: The Treasury

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