Government Expenditure on Education

     
Financial year (April - March)
     
     
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
Revised Estimates
 

Total expenditure on education (HK$ million)
76,600
 
76,392
 
73,724
 
78,968
 
82,436
 
88,507
 
  As percentage of total government expenditure (%)
20.3
 
 17.6
 
 18.6
 
18.1
 
 17.8
 
18.7  
  As percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (%)
3.8
 
 3.6
 
 3.3
 
3.3
 
 3.3
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3.3
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Recurrent expenditure on education (HK$ million)
60,449
 
 63,458
 
 67,803
 
72,352
 
 75,533
 
 80,141
 
  Spent on (%)                        
    Primary education
21.2
 
 21.2
 
 21.8
 
22.1
 
22.6
 
 22.8  
    Secondary education
37.4
 
 36.1
 
 35.8
 
34.8
 
 34.3
 
33.2
 
    Post-secondary education
26.2
 
 27.5
 
 27.0
 
27.3
 
 27.3
 
 26.8  
    Others*
15.2
 
 15.2
 
 15.4
 
15.8
 
 15.8
 
17.2
 

 

 

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.

 

Source : Resource Management Section, Education Bureau
(Enquiry Telephone No. : 2892 6267, Email : aoirm@edb.gov.hk )

 

 

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