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Expenses of an organisation consisting mainly of wages, salaries and supplements, superannuation employer contributions, and workers compensation premiums and payouts, in Australian currency.


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Data are collected and nationally collated for the reporting period - the financial year ending 30th June each year.

Employee related expenses are to be reported in millions to the nearest 100,000 e.g. $4,064,000 should be reported as $4.1 million.

When revenue from transactions are offset against expenses from transactions, the result equates to the net operating balance in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards Board 1049 (September 2006).


  • Salaries, wages and supplements for all employees of the organisation (including contract staff employed by an agency, provided staffing data is also available). This is to include all paid leave (recreation, sick and long-service) and salary and wage payments relating to workers compensation leave.
  • Superannuation employer contributions paid or, for an emerging cost scheme, that should be paid (as determined by an actuary) on behalf of establishment employees either by the establishment or a central administration such as a state health authority, to a superannuation fund providing retirement and related benefits to establishment employees, for a financial year.
  • Workers compensation premiums and payments


Australian Bureau of Statistics: Government Finance Statistics 1998, Cat. No. 5514.0.

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006. Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, sources and methods, 2005. Cat. no. 5514.0.55.001 Canberra: ABS.

Australian Accounting Standards Board 1049, September 2006, <>

In accounting terms, expenses are consumptions or losses of future economic benefits in the form of reductions in assets or increases in liabilities of the entity (other than those relating to distributions to owners) that result in a decrease in equity or net worth during the reporting period.


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