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Government Expenditure on Education


     
Financial year (April - March)
     
     
2008-09
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
Revised Estimates
 

Total expenditure on education (HK$ million)
74,995
 
76,600
 
76,856
 
  As percentage of total government expenditure (%)
24.0
 
20.3
 
17.6
 
  As percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (%)
4.4
 
3.8
@
3.6
@
             
Recurrent expenditure on education under General Revenue Account (HK$ million)
49,863
 
60,449
 
63,752
 
  Spent on (%)            
    Primary education
21.7
 
21.2
 
21.2
 
    Secondary education
37.8
 
37.4
 
36.1
 
    Post-secondary education(1)(2)
25.8
 
26.2
 
27.5
 
    Others(1)(2)(3)
14.7
 
15.2
 
15.2
 

 

Notes : (1) In 2014-15, expenditure on post-secondary education (renamed from higher education to better reflect the nature of the programmes covered) covers provision for degree or above and sub-degree education (excluding vocational education) and related student financial assistance schemes administered by the Student Financial Assistance Agency.  The expenditure is reclassified to exclude the self-financing operation of the Vocational Training Council as it is considered more appropriate to cover such provision under vocational education given the nature of the programmes.
  (2) Figures for 2013-14 and before for post-secondary education and vocational education have been adjusted to align with the classifications adopted in the 2014-15 estimate.
  (3) Figures include government recurrent expenditure on pre-primary education, special education, vocational education and bureau support.
  @ Figures are subject to revision later on.
     

 

Source : Resource Management Section, Education Bureau
(Enquiry Telephone No. : 2892 6267, Email : aoirm@edb.gov.hk )
Last revision date: 29 April 2014
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