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Public expenditures on social welfare services as percentage of Gross Domestic Product

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
% 0.71 0.82 0.95 1.46 1.58 2.02 2.15 2.11
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
% 2.28 2.45 2.65 2.53 2.36 2.23 2.11 2.30
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% 2.44 2.28 2.24 2.25 2.59 2.58 2.71 2.75
Operational Definitions
Public Expenditures on Social Welfare Services as Percentage of Gross Domestic Product
The public expenditures on social welfare services as percentage of Gross Domestic Product. Public expenditure, also known as Consolidated Public Sector expenditure, includes government expenditure, total expenditure of the trading funds, the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the (Provisional) Urban and Regional Councils, and payments from the Lotteries Fund. Public expenditure for social welfare therefore includes any of these expenditures for social welfare.
Footnote
All figures are collected from Information Services Department and Finance Bureau since 1981. Figure for 1998 is a provisional figure subject to further refinement by Controlling Officers.
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