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Follow the Education Money ...

For official information on how the tax-take is spent, the following is sourced from the 2005 Budget presented to Parliament in May 2005. It is available online at the official Treasury website from where all the following has been sourced.

Education: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05educ.pdf
ERO: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05edrev.pdf


The education spending has been split into a number of categories, so you can easily see where the money is going.

This category covers both Vote Education and Vote ERO.

Actual 2000/01
Actual 2001/02
Actual 2002/03
Actual 2003/04
Actual 2004/05
 
Budget 2005/06
 
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
Issue
NZ$ million
%
1.9
2.2
2.2
2.2
1.6
UNESCO membership fee
2.1
0.0
19.4
29.1
24.5
17.0
10.0
Whare Wananga
5.0
0.1
4.6
5.1
5.4
5.4
5.4
Home Schooling
5.4
0.1
104.9
135.6
33.8
100.6
0.0
Capital investment
12.4
0.1
10.6
12.9
13.9
16.5
17.9
Low income grants and entitlements
15.1
0.2
20.3
18.4
21.5
21.8
17.5
Community and adult education
17.5
0.2
32.4
56.5
9.3
6.0
13.5
Specific institution funding
19.8
0.2
23.5
26.0
26.3
23.3
19.4
Supporting parenting
21.3
0.2
14.9
19.5
19.9
27.9
19.0
School furniture and equipment
21.6
0.3
20.3
21.1
21.8
24.1
25.3
Education review office
28.4
0.3
36.5
34.5
31.2
132.5
124.2

Teacher and caretaker housing

31.9
0.4
13.9
12.7
17.9
37.1
31.4
NZQA
37.9
0.4
48.6
47.9
50.6
56.8
52.6
Policy advice and purchasing
55.1
0.6
1.2
15.8
45.3
47.2
42.4
Education restructuring and improvement
56.5
0.7
93.5
36.2
48.1
77.1
81.8
Curriculum support
66.5
0.8
31.3
40.0
49.0
60.7
61.4
Scholarships and awards
73.3
0.9
50.3
57.0
81.6
80.2
86.6
Administration
88.8
1.0
53.9
54.6
60.6
67.4
74.0
Information and advisory services
89.8
1.1
0.0
86.7
100.3
103.0
99.6
Professional development and support
103.9
1.2
104.1
109.7
117.1
120.1
110.1
School transport
114.0
1.3
0.0
8.4
43.7
153.8
163.7
Research Initiatives
189.4
2.2
149.4
167.4
190.5
205.4
202.9
Training for designated groups
224.3
2.6
354.0
368.1
398.3
423.8
391.7
Special education
416.2
4.9
331.4
362.3
396.5
420.7
428.4
Early Childhood education
501.6
5.9
906.1
869.7
979.4
1,070.5
1,017.2
Managing School Property
1,050.0
12.3
1,280.6
1,251.7
1,377.4
1,479.9
1,445.0
Secondary education
1,536.4
18.0
1,336.6
1,529.1
1,717.7
1,778.9
1,657.4
Tertiary education
1,775.3
20.8
1,841.4
1,858.1
1,912.6
2,053.0
1,887.5
Primary education
1,988.2
23.3
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Total Spending
100.0

Sources:
Education: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05educ.pdf
ERO: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05edrev.pdf



 
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