South Africa - Public spending on education

Expenditure on primary education (% of government expenditure on education)

Expenditure on primary education (% of government expenditure on education) in South Africa was 38.75 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 45.93 in 2000, while its lowest value was 38.75 in 2018.

Definition: Expenditure on primary education is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on education. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1999 44.99
2000 45.93
2001 44.26
2002 44.15
2003 41.70
2004 40.45
2005 42.95
2006 45.11
2007 42.29
2008 40.73
2009 41.09
2010 42.46
2011 40.49
2012 39.92
2014 38.80
2017 38.89
2018 38.75

Expenditure on secondary education (% of government expenditure on education)

Expenditure on secondary education (% of government expenditure on education) in South Africa was 30.76 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 35.63 in 2004, while its lowest value was 29.41 in 2017.

Definition: Expenditure on secondary education is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on education. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1999 33.69
2000 31.33
2001 31.12
2002 31.26
2003 35.28
2004 35.63
2005 32.58
2006 31.09
2007 33.68
2008 31.12
2009 30.88
2010 31.45
2011 32.92
2012 30.26
2014 30.72
2015 30.67
2017 29.41
2018 30.76

Expenditure on tertiary education (% of government expenditure on education)

Expenditure on tertiary education (% of government expenditure on education) in South Africa was 15.25 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 31 years was 26.52 in 1990, while its lowest value was 11.71 in 2011.

Definition: Expenditure on tertiary education is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on education. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1987 26.42
1988 25.31
1989 26.32
1990 26.52
1991 23.98
1993 15.59
1994 16.62
1996 17.07
1999 15.24
2000 14.55
2001 14.51
2002 14.65
2003 14.11
2004 13.32
2005 15.05
2006 12.85
2007 13.10
2008 13.01
2009 12.53
2010 11.88
2011 11.71
2012 11.91
2013 12.41
2014 12.19
2015 12.55
2017 14.36
2018 15.25

Government expenditure on education, total (% of government expenditure)

Government expenditure on education, total (% of government expenditure) in South Africa was 18.87 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 17 years was 20.64 in 2012, while its lowest value was 17.91 in 2008.

Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
2001 20.47
2002 20.10
2003 19.59
2004 19.93
2005 19.92
2006 18.00
2007 18.03
2008 17.91
2009 18.31
2010 18.04
2011 18.96
2012 20.64
2013 19.17
2014 19.14
2015 18.70
2016 18.05
2017 18.72
2018 18.87

Government expenditure on education, total (% of GDP)

Government expenditure on education, total (% of GDP) in South Africa was 6.16 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 31 years was 6.37 in 2012, while its lowest value was 4.85 in 1989.

Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1987 5.16
1988 5.29
1989 4.85
1990 5.13
1991 5.74
1993 5.89
1994 5.81
1996 5.58
1999 5.88
2000 5.44
2001 5.16
2002 5.07
2003 4.86
2004 5.07
2005 5.06
2006 5.07
2007 4.97
2008 4.87
2009 5.25
2010 5.72
2011 5.96
2012 6.37
2013 6.01
2014 6.05
2015 5.96
2016 5.94
2017 6.13
2018 6.16

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Inputs