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Analysis of Expenses by Functional Classification
for the year ended 30 June 2017

Total Crown expenses
2017 Forecast Actual
Budget
2016
$m
Budget
2017
$m
30 June
2017
$m
30 June
2016
$m
Total Crown expenses  
30,120 30,658 Social security and welfare 30,599 28,901
15,567 15,726 Health 15,645 15,160
14,235 14,203 Education 14,112 13,809
4,874 3,957 Core government services 3,762 3,950
4,062 4,255 Law and order 4,161 3,894
7,551 8,475 Economic and industrial services 8,452 7,428
9,641 9,340 Transport and communications 9,360 9,400
2,149 2,137 Defence 2,145 2,013
2,401 2,512 Heritage, culture and recreation 2,433 2,210
1,961 1,949 Primary services 1,886 1,852
719 891 Environmental protection 863 580
1,694 1,987 Housing and community development 1,820 1,600
231 233 GSF pension expenses 231 286
439 444 Other 181 461
4,566 4,297 Finance costs 4,162 4,336
534 230 Forecast new operating spending
(1,025) (450) Top-down expense adjustment
99,719 100,844 Total Crown expenses (excluding losses) 99,812 95,880

Below is an analysis of core Crown expenses by functional classification. Core Crown expenses include expenses incurred by Ministers, Departments, Office 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 117 to 121.

Core Crown expenses
2017 Forecast Actual
Budget
2016
$m
Budget
2017
$m
30 June
2017
$m
30 June
2016
$m
Core Crown expenses  
25,224 25,412 Social security and welfare 25,294 24,081
16,214 16,202 Health 16,223 15,626
13,478 13,441 Education 13,281 13,158
4,943 4,135 Core government services 3,957 4,102
3,811 3,985 Law and order 3,882 3,648
2,493 2,777 Economic and industrial services 2,544 2,107
2,358 2,233 Transport and communications 2,176 2,178
2,177 2,144 Defence 2,146 2,026
855 861 Heritage, culture and recreation 850 787
709 715 Primary services 644 749
716 893 Environmental protection 871 587
568 640 Housing and community development 539 558
212 214 GSF pension expenses 217 271
439 444 Other 181 461
3,682 3,588 Finance costs 3,534 3,590
534 230 Forecast new operating spending
(1,025) (450) Top-down expense adjustment
77,388 77,464 Total core Crown expenses (excluding losses) 76,339 73,929

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

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