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Government Expenditure on Education


     
Financial year (April - March)
     
     
2011-12
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
Revised Estimates
 

Total expenditure on education (HK$ million)
67,891
 
78,968
 
82,601
 
  As percentage of total government expenditure (%)
18.6
 
18.1
 
17.7
 
  As percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (%)
3.5
 
3.3
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3.3
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Recurrent expenditure on education (HK$ million)
55,526
 
72,352
 
75,505
 
  Spent on (%)            
    Primary education
21.2
 
22.1
 
22.6
 
    Secondary education
39.3
 
34.8
 
34.4
 
    Post-secondary education
24.1
 
27.3
 
27.3
 
    Others*
15.4
 
15.8
 
15.7
 

 

 

Notes :   *

Others include government recurrent expenditure on pre-primary education, special education, vocational and professional education and bureau support.

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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: 11 April 2017
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