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Table C.4.19. OECD: Percentage of total and current expenditure by primary and secondary educational institutions, by level of education, resource category, and country: 2008

Country Primary education   Secondary education  
Percentage of total expenditure   Percentage of current expenditure   Percentage of total expenditure   Percentage of current expenditure  
Current Capital   Compensation of teachers Compensation of other staff Compensation of all staff   Other current expenditure   Current   Capital   Compensation of teachers Compensation of other staff Compensation of all staff   Other current expenditure  
OECD average 91.9 8.1   63.4 16.3 80.1   19.9   92.4   7.6   62.8 15.2 78.5   21.5  
OECD countries                                      
Australia 90.5 9.5   63.7 14.2 77.8   22.2   89.2   10.8   60.0 16.2 76.2   23.8  
Austria 97.7 2.3   61.5 12.4 74.0   26.0   98.0   2.0   72.2 5.1 77.3   22.7  
Belgium 95.0 5.0   66.1 20.2 86.3   13.7   97.0   3.1   69.7 16.3 86.0   14.0  
Canada1 93.9 6.1   62.4 15.5 77.8   22.2   93.9   6.1   62.4 15.5 77.8   22.2  
Chile2,3 97.9 2.1   - - 88.2 4 11.8   97.7   2.3   - - 86.6 5 13.4  
Czech Republic 90.4 9.6   47.0 18.6 65.6   34.4   92.5   7.5   43.7 17.0 60.7   39.3  
Denmark 91.9 8.1   52.0 28.0 80.0   20.0   95.7   4.3   54.8 26.2 80.9   19.1  
Estonia - -   - - -   -   -   -   - - -   -  
Finland 91.2 8.8   57.1 9.0 66.1   33.9   91.6   8.4   51.7 12.2 63.9   36.1  
France 93.1 6.9   54.3 23.1 77.3   22.7   89.4   10.6   59.2 23.0 82.2   17.8  
Germany 92.4 7.6   - - 83.0 4 17.0   90.7   9.3   - - 81.2 5 18.8  
Greece - -   - - -   -   -   -   - - -   -  
Hungary2 96.4 3.6   - - 79.2 4 20.8   94.3   5.7   - - 78.5 5 21.5  
Iceland 89.5 10.5   - - 76.5 4 23.5   93.3   6.7   - - 73.8 5 26.2  
Ireland2 86.3 13.7   76.3 13.2 89.4   10.6   95.4   4.6   67.0 9.0 76.1   23.9  
Israel 91.2 8.8   - - 81.8 4 18.2   93.1   6.9   - - 84.9 5 15.1  
Italy2 94.9 5.1   66.4 16.9 83.3   16.7   95.8   4.2   67.5 16.0 83.5   16.5  
Japan 90.6 9.4   - - 87.3 4 12.7   90.4   9.6   - - 86.8 5 13.2  
Korea 87.5 12.5   64.1 11.8 75.9   24.1   89.7   10.3   59.0 8.5 67.6   32.4  
Luxembourg 81.9 18.1   87.7 6.4 94.1   5.9   82.2   17.8   73.6 13.3 86.9   13.1  
Mexico2 98.1 1.9   85.5 8.6 94.0   6.0   95.9   4.1   74.3 17.2 91.5   8.5  
Netherlands 87.7 12.3   - - 84.1 4 15.9   87.6   12.4   - - 81.3 5 18.7  
New Zealand - -   - - -   -   -   -   - - -   -  
Norway 87.1 12.9   - - 78.3 4 21.7   87.3   12.7   - - 77.4 5 22.6  
Poland2 92.3 7.7   - - 68.9 4 31.1   93.8   6.2   - - 65.5 5 34.5  
Portugal2 98.6 1.4   81.5 13.6 95.2   4.8   96.8   3.2   82.8 10.5 93.3   6.7  
Slovak Republic 97.0 3.0   50.3 14.2 64.5   35.5   96.9   3.1   50.7 14.1 64.8   35.2  
Slovenia - -   - - -   -   89.6 6 10.4 7 - - 77.2 8 22.8 9
Spain2 91.3 8.7   70.8 10.9 81.7   18.3   89.9   10.1   74.9 8.5 83.5   16.5  
Sweden 93.5 6.5   52.9 17.7 70.6   29.4   92.8   7.2   50.2 17.2 67.4   32.6  
Switzerland2 90.3 9.7   68.6 14.8 83.4   16.6   93.2   6.8   69.7 16.8 86.6   13.4  
Turkey - -   - - -   -   -   -   - - -   -  
United Kingdom 88.1 11.9   45.7 31.0 76.7   23.3   90.0   10.0   58.2 15.7 73.9   26.1  
United States 88.4 11.6   55.0 26.1 81.1   18.9   88.4   11.6   55.0 26.1 81.1   18.9  
Non-OECD member countries                                      
Argentina2 94.9 5.1   68.8 22.0 90.7   9.3   96.0   4.0   67.4 23.6 91.0   9.0  
Brazil2 93.2 6.8   - - 72.0 4 28.0   92.9   7.1   - - 73.0 5 27.0  
China2 98.8 1.2   - - -   -   97.2   2.8   - - -   -  
India - -   - - -   -   -   -   - - -   -  
Indonesia1,2 85.0 15.0   80.8 10.7 91.5   8.5   77.3   22.7   77.6 9.7 87.3   12.7  
Russian Federation - -   - - -   -   -   -   - - -   -  
Saudi Arabia - -   - - -   -   -   -   - - -   -  
South Africa - -   - - -   -   -   -   - - -   -  
— Not available.
1 Year of reference 2007 instead of 2008.
2 Public institutions only (for Canada, at the tertiary level only; for Italy, except in tertiary education).
3 Year of reference 2009 instead of 2008.
4 "Primary education-Compensation of all staff" includes data for "Compensation of teachers" and "Compensation of other staff".
5 "Secondary education-Compensation of all staff" includes data for "Compensation of teachers" and "Compensation of other staff".
6 "Seconday education-Current Percentage of total expenditure" includes data for "Primary education-Current Percentage of total expenditure".
7 "Seconday education-Capital Percentage of total expenditure" includes data for "Primary education-Capital Percentage of total expenditure".
8 "Secondary education-Compensation of all staff" includes data for "Primary education-Compensation of teachers," "Primary education-Compensation of other staff," "Primary education-Compensation of all staff," "Secondary education-Compensation of teachers," and "Secondary education-Compensation of other staff".
9 "Secondary education-Other current expenditure" includes data for "Primary education-Other current expenditure".
NOTE: Educational institutions are defined as entities that provide instructional services to individuals or education-related services to individuals and other educational institutions. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table B6.2a. Paris: Author.
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