Accounting of Territorial Authorities

2018 results

The budget volume of Territorial Authorities for 2018 was € 208.9 bn. With 64.2% the Federal Government had the largest share, followed by the State Governments excluding Vienna with 17.1 %, the Local Governments excluding Vienna with 10.7 %, Vienna with 6.7 % and the Local Authorities with 1.3 %.

Federal Government

In 2018, the Federal Government’s deficit from the General Budget was € 1.1 bn - about € 5.8 bn less than in the previous year; expenditures decreased 3.3 %, revenues increased 4.2 % during the reporting year (referring to general public accounting “Allgemeine Gebarung des Finanzierungshaushalts”). With € 9.5 bn, personnel expenditures constituted about 13.1 % of the whole budget-volume of general public accounting. Expenses and receipts (cash flow statement) “Ausgaben und Einnahmen des Geldflusses aus der Finanzierungstätigkeit” decreased by about 14.0 % and 20.7 % respectively.

State Governments excluding Vienna

Regarding the State Governments excluding Vienna Lower Austria had the greatest total expenditure (€ 9.7 bn or 27.3 % of total expenditure of all State Governments excluding Vienna) in 2018, followed by Styria (€ 6.6 bn or 18.6 %). In the reporting year 2018 the budgets of Carinthia and Salzburg decreased by 10.23 % and 3.24 % respectively. Consequently, the budgets of the remainder of all State Governments increased during that period. In the reference year 2018, debt levels of State Governments excluding Vienna increased by 2.41 %. The highest per-capita-figures for debt at the State Government-level were those in Carinthia with € 4 571 (-3.1 % in comparison to 2017) and Styria with €3 593. The lowest figure with respect to this figure can be seen in Vorarlberg with a per-capita-figure of € 251.

Vienna

In the reporting year 2018, Vienna’s expenditures and revenues were € 14.0 bn, which means a decrease of 4.74 %. € 2 860 m - 20.4 % - of the whole budget was spent on personnel, which represents an increase of 1.4 % compared to financial year 2017. Debt increased in the reference year by 4.5 % to € 6.7 bn (2017: € 6.4 bn) - in absolute figures this implies an increase of € 289 m.

Local Governments excluding Vienna

In 2018, the accounting figure “Maastricht-result” according to Voranschlags- und Rechnungsabschlussverordnung (VRV) considerably deteriorated by € 447 m, so that the Local Governments ended up with a deficit of € 435 m (2017:+12 m; 2016: +142 m; 2015: +287 m). All Local Governments realized a surplus in 2018 except for Styria (€-585 m), Tyrol (€-34 m) and Vorarlberg (€-27 m); amongst the capital cities, all except for Linz, Graz and Bregenz closed the financial year 2018 with a surplus.

29.7 % (€ 6.644 m) of total expenditure (€ 22.404 m) was spent on salaries, wages and on investments. 5.7 % (€ 1.275 m) was spent on amortization and interest payments. In comparison with the previous year, the Local Governments’ investment activities – excluding the purchase of property and investment subsidies – increased by € 279 m (+ 11.3 %) The increase in this item varied between -14.6 % (Burgenland) and +26.9 % (Styria).

Regarding the total revenue of € 22.592 m, 45.9 % was generated by tax revenues of Local Governments (€ 3.702 m) and shares of the yields out of joint federal taxes (€ 6.669 m). The tax revenues of Local Governments excluding Vienna grew by 5.2 % (€ 184 m); the yields out of joint federal taxes increased by +4.6 %.

Total Revenue 2015 - 2018
Total Expenditures 2015 - 2018

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