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Tuesday, 29 May 1973
Page: 2822


Mr Garland asked the Minister for Educa tion, upon notice:

(1)   Will he tabulate the expenditure by the (a) Commonwealth Government, (b) State Governments and (c) private sector on (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) tertiary education during the latest financial year for which figures are available.

(2)   In the case of tertiary education, will he also analyse the expenditure on (a) universities, (b) colleges of advanced education, (c) technical colleges, (d) military colleges and (c) teachers colleges.


Mr Beazley - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The latest year for which comparable figures are available for (a), (b) and (c) is 1971-72. Details of the outlay and expenditure of (a), (b) and (c) are shown in the following table.

 

Discrepancies between totals and sums of their components are due to rounding.

p.   Preliminary.

Source: Bureau of Census and Statistics (Reference No. 5.44).

Although comparable figures are not available which show the outlays of sectors (a), (b) and (c) on the levels (i), (ii) and (iii) some information is available which may partly answer your question.

In tables 1 and 2 of the publication 'Expenditure on Education: 1971-1972', Ref. 5.44, the Commonwealth Statistician shows details of Australian Government outlays on education. Comparable dissections of State education expenditures by level are not available. A dissection is available, which dissects some current State outlays by level, and is shown in table 7 of the above publication for the years 1966- 67 to 1970-71. Details are also available for 1970-71 from 'Public Authority Finance - State Governments: Social Services 1970-71' Reference 5.37 published by the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics. Dissections of private sector expenditures by level are not available.

(2)   In the functional classification of government expenditures, expenditures on military colleges are classified to 'defence' and so have not been included in the education expenditures shown in part 1 of this reply. In 1970-71 $6.3m was spent by the Australian Government on military colleges. Details of expenditures by the Australian Government on (a), (b), (c) and (e) and some expenditures by the States on (a), (b) and (c) combined, and (e) are contained in the references listed in part 1 of this reply. Again, however, the data available are not comparable.







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