For that indicator, we provide data for Australia from 1960 to 2018. The average value for Australia during that period was 16.64 percent with a minimum of 11.11 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 19.04 percent in 1992.
The latest value from 2018 is 18.68 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 153
countries is 16.29 percent.
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The government size of Australia and other countries is calculated as the total government spending as percent of GDP.
Definition: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation.