Government expenditure by function

General government expenditure on social protection

88.8 bn euro
Gone up +2.1 bn euro vs. 2020

Share of general government expenditure on social protection

39.4 %
Sunk -0.7 percentage points vs. 2020


Government expenditure is calculated and published also by functions. The COFOG classification (Classification of Functions of Government) is to be used for the functions of government. The COFOG classification includes ten COFOG divisions, which are divided into 69 COFOG groups. According to the ESA 2010 regulation, data on government expenditure by function has to be sent to the Commission every year.

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General government expenditure by function (Table)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Public Finance. Compiled on 1 April 2022. – Rounding differences were not settled.

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