Australia/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.2 Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

Table 1:     Public cultural expenditure: by level of government, Year 2011-12

Level of government

Total expenditure in Australian dollars

Total expenditure in $US [Aug 2013]

% share of total

Federal

2,355m

2,136.72

34

State/Territory

3,277

2,973.26

47

Local

1,342.3

1,217.93

19

TOTAL

6,974.3

6,328.11

100%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Cultural Funding by Government Australia 2011-12

The changes in distribution from 2008-9 indicate that Commonwealth government funding has decreased in proportion to both state/territory and local government funding.  This is possibly due to the uptake of cultural engagement by local governments throughout the country, and some major capital works completions in some states.


Chapter published: 27-12-2013


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