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07 Aug 2009
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Social issues: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-3904 - © OECD 2009

 Government social spending per head
 Total public social expenditure per head, at current prices and PPPs
 US dollars
 
 
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
 
Australia
4 221
 
4 431
 
4 856
 
4 894
 
5 174
 
5 528
 
5 742
 
5 807
 
 
Austria
6 982
 
7 328
 
7 683
 
7 793
 
8 236
 
8 666
 
9 039
 
9 277
 
 
Belgium
6 359
 
6 586
 
6 963
 
7 328
 
7 849
 
7 994
 
8 270
 
8 469
 
 
Canada
4 620
 
4 653
 
4 728
 
5 036
 
5 172
 
5 439
 
5 526
 
5 858
 
 
Czech Republic
2 662
 
2 797
 
2 964
 
3 200
 
3 473
 
3 734
 
3 814
 
3 954
 
 
Denmark
6 962
 
7 155
 
7 431
 
7 679
 
8 232
 
8 483
 
8 946
 
9 084
 
 
Finland
5 951
 
6 093
 
6 237
 
6 450
 
6 886
 
7 160
 
7 772
 
7 953
 
 
France
6 596
 
6 843
 
7 030
 
7 432
 
7 932
 
7 950
 
8 241
 
8 648
 
 
Germany
6 369
 
6 616
 
6 785
 
7 063
 
7 438
 
7 813
 
7 982
 
8 157
 
 
Greece
3 064
 
3 262
 
3 523
 
4 096
 
4 340
 
4 491
 
4 788
 
5 234
 
 
Hungary
..
 
2 383
 
2 459
 
2 735
 
3 149
 
3 452
 
3 525
 
3 835
 
 
Iceland
4 107
 
4 396
 
4 393
 
4 654
 
5 236
 
5 602
 
6 029
 
6 015
 
 
Ireland
3 135
 
3 663
 
3 886
 
4 406
 
5 064
 
5 434
 
5 895
 
6 366
 
 
Italy
5 444
 
5 639
 
5 947
 
6 383
 
6 427
 
6 623
 
6 771
 
6 957
 
 
Japan
3 694
 
3 920
 
4 221
 
4 548
 
4 774
 
4 991
 
5 298
 
5 651
 
 
Korea
714
 
948
 
814
 
944
 
992
 
1 068
 
1 294
 
1 465
 
 
Luxembourg
9 013
 
9 960
 
10 529
 
11 199
 
12 659
 
14 172
 
15 537
 
16 236
 
 
Mexico
406
 
482
 
532
 
603
 
648
 
726
 
761
 
840
 
 
Netherlands
5 442
 
5 511
 
5 813
 
6 079
 
6 534
 
6 719
 
7 005
 
7 249
 
 
New Zealand
3 792
 
3 903
 
4 017
 
4 056
 
4 221
 
4 233
 
4 386
 
4 621
 
 
Norway
6 473
 
7 033
 
7 688
 
8 242
 
8 745
 
9 405
 
9 830
 
10 307
 
 
Poland
2 023
 
2 159
 
2 164
 
2 404
 
2 580
 
2 675
 
2 788
 
2 854
 
 
Portugal
2 710
 
2 944
 
3 343
 
3 542
 
3 922
 
4 313
 
4 433
 
..
 
 
Slovak Republic
1 864
 
1 938
 
1 964
 
2 123
 
2 301
 
2 305
 
2 408
 
2 638
 
 
Spain
3 899
 
4 018
 
4 326
 
4 527
 
4 904
 
5 201
 
5 496
 
5 792
 
 
Sweden
7 373
 
7 690
 
7 913
 
8 083
 
8 568
 
9 135
 
9 585
 
9 645
 
 
Switzerland
5 535
 
5 578
 
5 648
 
5 906
 
6 407
 
6 757
 
7 015
 
7 193
 
 
Turkey
698
 
786
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
1 065
 
 
United Kingdom
4 503
 
4 598
 
4 963
 
5 508
 
5 766
 
6 102
 
6 672
 
6 816
 
 
United States
4 583
 
4 713
 
4 943
 
5 288
 
5 699
 
5 985
 
6 254
 
6 531
 
 
OECD - Total
4 395
 
4 601
 
4 820
 
5 103
 
5 475
 
5 771
 
6 071
 
6 298
 
Last updated: 7 August 2009
Source: Social expenditure: Aggregated data, OECD Social Expenditure Statistics (database)
 

This table includes data on total government social spending per head at current prices and PPP. The table is part of the key table collection on social issues.

Years covered: :
1998-2005

Countries covered: 

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
 
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