Total public expenditure on education

Table 1: Government expenditure on education in New Zealand (1996/97 to 2012/13)
Year Expenditure on Education Total Government Expenditure GDP Percent of GDP Percent of Total Government Expenses
1996/97 4,817 31,368 99,289 4.9 15.4
1997/98 5,162 32,982 103,004 5.0 15.7
1998/99 5,337 33,939 104,890 5.1 15.7
1999/00 5,712 34,829 111,202 5.1 16.4
2000/01 6,136 36,559 117,540 5.2 16.8
2001/02 6,473 37,513 126,355 5.1 17.3
2002/03 7,016 39,897 132,847 5.3 17.6
2003/04 7,585 41,882 142,046 5.3 18.1
2004/05 7,930 44,895 152,079 5.2 17.7
2005/06 9,914 49,320 160,582 6.2 20.1
2006/07 9,269 54,004 168,768 5.5 17.2
2007/08 9,551 56,997 182,966 5.2 16.8
2008/09 11,455 64,002 184,298 6.2 17.9
2009/10 11,724 64,013 187,060 6.3 18.3
2010/11 11,650 70,450 195,899 5.9 16.5
2011/12 11,654 69,076 202,504 5.8 16.9
2012/2013 12,504 70,306 211,522 5.9 17.8
Note:
  1. Source: The Treasury and Statistics New Zealand.

Table 2: Total public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP (2010)
Country Primary, secondary &
post-secondary non-tertiary
Tertiary Total
Australia 3.9 1.1 5.2
Ireland 4.9 1.4 6.5
New Zealand 4.7 2.0 7.2
United Kingdom 4.9 1.0 6.3
United States 3.7 1.4 5.5
OECD Average 3.8 1.4 5.8
Notes:
  1. Public expenditure presented in this table includes public subsidies to households for living costs (scholarships and grants to students/households and student loans), which are not spent on educational institutions. Thus the figures presented here exceed those on public spending on institutions.
  2. Source: OECD Education at a Glance 2013  (Table B 4.1).

Table 3: Public expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP (2010)
Country Primary, secondary &
post-secondary non-tertiary
Tertiary Total
Australia 3.6 0.7 4.5
Ireland 4.6 1.4 6.0
New Zealand 4.5 1.1 6.1
United Kingdom 4.5 0.6 5.3
United States 3.9 1.0 5.3
OECD Average 3.3 1.0 4.8
Note:
  1. Source: OECD Education at a Glance 2012 (Table B2.3).