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Analysis of Expenses by Functional Classification
for the year ended 30 June 2016

Total Crown expenses
2016 Forecast Actual
Budget
2015
$m
Budget
2016
$m
30 June
2016
$m
30 June
2015
$m
Total Crown expenses  
29,231 29,036 Social security and welfare 28,901 28,231
15,103 15,156 Health 15,160 14,696
13,894 13,968 Education 13,809 13,537
4,385 4,236 Core government services 3,950 3,898
3,841 3,926 Law and order 3,894 3,730
9,437 9,435 Transport and communications 9,400 9,279
7,657 7,481 Economic and industrial services 7,428 7,734
2,036 2,033 Defence 2,013 1,917
2,304 2,208 Heritage, culture and recreation 2,210 2,198
1,896 1,908 Primary services 1,852 1,740
569 687 Environmental protection 580 616
1,547 1,593 Housing and community development 1,600 1,114
371 290 GSF pension expenses 286 373
537 512 Other 461 145
4,687 4,472 Finance costs 4,336 4,563
305 2 Forecast new operating spending
(1,025) (600) Top-down expense adjustment
96,775 96,343 Total Crown expenses (excluding losses) 95,880 93,771

Below is an analysis of core Crown expenses by functional classification. Core Crown expenses include expenses incurred by Ministers, Departments, Offices of Parliament, the NZS Fund and the Reserve Bank, but not Crown entities and State-owned Enterprises. Details of unappropriated expenditure can be found on pages 141 to 146.

Core Crown expenses
2016 Forecast Actual
Budget
2015
$m
Budget
2016
$m
30 June
2016
$m
30 June
2015
$m
Core Crown expenses  
24,275 24,296 Social security and welfare 24,081 23,523
15,581 15,635 Health 15,626 15,058
13,134 13,215 Education 13,158 12,879
4,811 4,446 Core government services 4,102 4,134
3,582 3,691 Law and order 3,648 3,515
2,214 2,246 Transport and communications 2,178 2,291
2,262 2,134 Economic and industrial services 2,107 2,228
2,087 2,047 Defence 2,026 1,961
808 794 Heritage, culture and recreation 787 778
742 777 Primary services 749 667
605 685 Environmental protection 587 723
582 583 Housing and community development 558 320
355 272 GSF pension expenses 271 358
537 512 Other 461 145
3,676 3,647 Finance costs 3,590 3,783
305 2 Forecast new operating spending
(1,025) (600) Top-down expense adjustment
74,531 74,382 Total core Crown expenses (excluding losses) 73,929 72,363

The accompanying notes (including accounting policies) are an integral part of these statements.

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