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Keywords: government, social spending
20 Dec 2013
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Social issues: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-3904 - © OECD 2013

Government social spending
Total public social expenditure as a percentage of GDP
‌‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
Australia
16.5
 
16.4
 
17.8
 
17.8
 
17.9
 
18.2
 
18.8
 
19.5
 
Austria
26.8
 
26.3
 
26.8
 
29.1
 
28.9
 
27.9
 
27.9
 
28.3
 
Belgium
26.0
 
26.0
 
27.3
 
29.7
 
29.5
 
29.7
 
30.5
 
30.7
 
Canada
16.9
 
16.8
 
17.6
 
19.2
 
18.7
 
18.1
 
18.1
 
18.2
 
Chile
9.3
 
9.4
 
9.6
 
11.3
 
10.8
 
10.4
 
10.2
 
..
 
Czech Republic
18.3
 
18.1
 
18.1
 
20.7
 
20.8
 
20.8
 
21.0
 
21.8
 
Denmark
27.1
 
26.5
 
26.8
 
30.2
 
30.6
 
30.6
 
30.8
 
30.8
 
Estonia
12.7
 
12.7
 
15.8
 
20.0
 
20.1
 
18.2
 
17.6
 
17.7
 
Finland
25.8
 
24.7
 
25.3
 
29.4
 
29.6
 
29.2
 
30.0
 
30.5
 
France
29.8
 
29.7
 
29.8
 
32.1
 
32.4
 
32.0
 
32.5
 
33.0
 
Germany
26.1
 
25.1
 
25.2
 
27.8
 
27.1
 
25.9
 
25.9
 
26.2
 
Greece
21.3
 
21.6
 
22.2
 
23.9
 
23.3
 
24.4
 
24.1
 
22.0
 
Hungary
22.8
 
23.0
 
23.1
 
23.9
 
22.9
 
21.9
 
21.6
 
21.6
 
Iceland
15.9
 
15.3
 
15.8
 
18.5
 
18.0
 
18.1
 
17.6
 
17.2
 
Ireland
16.1
 
16.7
 
19.7
 
23.6
 
23.7
 
23.3
 
22.4
 
21.6
 
Israel 1
15.8
 
15.5
 
15.5
 
16.0
 
16.0
 
15.8
 
15.8
 
15.8
 
Italy
25.0
 
24.7
 
25.8
 
27.8
 
27.7
 
27.5
 
28.0
 
28.4
 
Japan
18.5
 
18.8
 
19.8
 
22.2
 
22.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Korea
7.5
 
7.7
 
8.4
 
9.6
 
9.2
 
9.1
 
9.3
 
..
 
Luxembourg
21.8
 
20.3
 
20.8
 
23.6
 
23.0
 
22.6
 
23.2
 
23.4
 
Mexico
7.0
 
6.9
 
7.4
 
8.2
 
8.1
 
7.7
 
7.4
 
..
 
Netherlands
21.7
 
21.1
 
20.9
 
23.2
 
23.4
 
23.4
 
24.0
 
24.3
 
New Zealand
18.9
 
18.6
 
19.8
 
21.2
 
21.3
 
21.4
 
22.0
 
22.4
 
Norway
20.3
 
20.5
 
19.8
 
23.3
 
23.0
 
22.4
 
22.3
 
22.9
 
Poland
20.8
 
19.7
 
20.3
 
21.5
 
21.8
 
20.5
 
20.6
 
20.9
 
Portugal
23.0
 
22.7
 
23.1
 
25.6
 
25.4
 
25.0
 
25.0
 
26.4
 
Slovak Republic
16.0
 
15.7
 
15.7
 
18.7
 
19.1
 
18.1
 
18.3
 
17.9
 
Slovenia
20.8
 
19.5
 
19.7
 
22.6
 
23.6
 
23.7
 
23.7
 
23.8
 
Spain
21.1
 
21.3
 
22.9
 
26.0
 
26.7
 
26.4
 
26.8
 
27.4
 
Sweden
28.4
 
27.3
 
27.5
 
29.8
 
28.3
 
27.6
 
28.1
 
28.6
 
Switzerland
19.3
 
18.6
 
18.5
 
..
 
20.6
 
19.5
 
18.8
 
19.1
 
Turkey
10.0
 
10.5
 
10.7
 
12.8
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
United Kingdom
20.3
 
20.4
 
21.8
 
24.1
 
23.8
 
23.6
 
23.9
 
23.8
 
United States
16.1
 
16.3
 
17.0
 
19.2
 
19.8
 
19.6
 
19.7
 
20.0
 
OECD - Total 2
19.5
 
19.2
 
19.9
 
22.1
 
22.1
 
21.7
 
21.8
 
21.9
 
Last updated: 20 December 2013; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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1.
The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
2.
Refers to an unweighted average of 33 OECD countries and Estonia
Source: Social expenditure: Aggregated data, OECD Social Expenditure Statistics (database)
 

This table includes data on total government social spending as a percentage of GDP. The table is part of the key table collection on social issues.

Years covered:
2005-2012

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