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
Year 2017 2018
% 1.70 2.17

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, 2016/17 and 2017/18 included the payment of one additional month of CSSA standard rates to CSSA recipients and one additional month of allowance to SSA recipients. As for 2008/09, the expenditure included the payment of two additional months of CSSA standard rates 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. The expenditure of 2015/16 included the payment of two additional months of CSSA standard rates to CSSA recipients and two additional months of allowance to SSA recipients. The expenditure of 2018/19 included (1) the payment of two additional months of CSSA standard rates to CSSA recipients and two additional months of allowance to SSA recipients, and the top-up payment to make up to $4,000 under the Caring and Sharing Scheme; and (2) a one-off grant of $2,000 to each needy student.

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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