National mental health report 2013

Per capita spending by state and territory governments

Page last updated: 2013

Different population sizes and rates of growth need to be taken into account when reviewing trends in resourcing of mental health services. Higher population growth in some jurisdictions places greater demands upon the resources available for mental health care. Adjusting for this growth is necessary given that this report covers an 18 year period during which significant population shifts occurred

When population growth is taken into account, growth in mental health spending becomes more conservative than the 145% suggested in Table 2.

Figure 8 shows that per capita adjusted growth over the 18 years was 94%, or an annual average of 5%. Figure 9 shows that the relative positions of the states and territories have shifted over time with, for example, Victoria investing the highest amount per capita in 1992-93 and the lowest amount in 2010-11. Additional detail on jurisdictions' growth is provided in Part 4.

Figure 8: Average per capita expenditure by state and territory governments, 1992-93 to 2010-11 ($)

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Average per capita spending ($), 2010-11 constant prices:
  • 1992-93 - $97
  • 1993-94 - $95
  • 1994-95 - $99
  • 1995-96 - $101
  • 1996-97 - $108
  • 1997-98 - $112
  • 1998-99 - $115
  • 1999-2000 - $119
  • 2000-01 - $123
  • 2001-02 - $127
  • 2002-03 - $133
  • 2003-04 - $138
  • 2004-05 - $145
  • 2005-06 - $153
  • 2006-07 - $160
  • 2007-08 - $168
  • 2008-09 - $172
  • 2009-10 - $181
  • 2010-11 - $189 Top of page

Figure 9: Per capita expenditure by state and territory governments, 1992-93 and 2010-11 ($)

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State1992-932010-11
NSW94182
Vic111177
Qld82187
WA98225
SA103200
Tas99227
ACT79198
NT82187
National97189