COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Austria/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.2 Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

The following Table provides an overall breakdown of public cultural expenditure (excluding intergovernmental transfer payments) by the level of government in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in million EUR and a comparison with the figures from 2001.

Table 1:    Public cultural expenditure: by level of government, in million EUR, in %, 2001, 2011-2013

Level ofgovernment

2001

2011

2012

2013

State (Bund)

699.77

38.17%

782.26

34.03%

804.55

33.38%

800.97

32.8%

Regional (Länder)

704.76

38.45%

865.67

37.66%

914.22

37.93%

911.49

37.4%

Local (Gemeinden)

428.62

23.38%

650.31

28.29%

691.39

28.69%

726.80

29.8%

Total

1 833.15

100%

2 298.25

100%

2 410.16

100%

2 439.27

100%

Source:    Statistik Austria. Kulturstatistik, Calculations Anja Lungstraß.

The cultural budget of the federal government, provincial and municipal authorities as a whole rose by 31% between 2001 and 2012; for the municipalities it was significantly higher (more than 60%; with a slight decrease 2010) than the federal government (15%) and the provincial governments (30%). In comparison to the preceding year, public cultural expenditure of the national and Länder governments 2013 slightly decreased, whereas those of the municipalities increased.


Chapter published: 02-02-2016

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