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Social security cash payments to individuals as percentage of Gross Domestic Product

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
% 0.43 0.53 0.55 0.91 1.02 1.39 1.49 1.42
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
% 1.51 1.68 1.82 1.77 1.67 1.57 1.49 1.63
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% 1.72 1.58 1.51 1.49 1.80 1.74 1.83 1.78
Operational Definitions
The social security cash payments to individuals as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Social security cash payments include payments of Public Assistance/Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, Special Needs Allowance/Social Security Allowance and Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation.
Footnote
Expenditure of 2007/08, 2009/10 to 2014/15 and 2016/17 (provisional figures) includes the provision of one additional month of standard rate of CSSA payment to CSSA recipients and one additional month of allowance to SSA recipients. As for 2008-09, the expenditure includes the provision of two additional months of standard rate of CSSA payment to CSSA recipients, two additional months of allowance to DA recipients, and a one-off grant of $3,000 and two additional months of allowance to OAA recipients. For 2015-16, the expenditure includes the provision of two additional months of standard rate of CSSA payment to CSSA recipient and two additional months of allowance to SSA recipients.

The figures include payments of Public Assistance/Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, Special Needs Allowance/Social Security Allowance and Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation. From 1986/87 onwards, the figures also include payments for Emergency Relief.
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