Key Fiscal and Macroeconomic Data Text Description

Shares of Commonwealth expenses by function, 2011–12

This pie chart shows the shares of Commonwealth expenses by function for the 2011–12 financial year sourced from the Final Budget Outcome 2011–12. Social security and welfare represented the largest share of Commonwealth expenses in 2011–12 (33.5 per cent), followed by health (16.4 per cent), education (7.7 per cent), general public services (6.1 per cent), and defence (5.7 per cent). Other expenses represented the remaining 30.5 per cent.​

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