The budget volume of Territorial Authorities for 2019 was € 215,6 bn. With 64.2% the Federal Government had the largest share, followed by the State Governments excluding Vienna with 17.0 %, the Local Governments excluding Vienna with 10.9 %, Vienna with 6.6 % and the Local Authorities with 1.3 %.
In 2019, the Federal Government’s surplus from the General Budget was € 1.5 bn - a € 2.6 bn difference to the previous years deficit; expenditures increased 1.1 %, revenues increased 4.5 % during the reporting year (referring to general public accounting “Allgemeine Gebarung des Finanzierungshaushalts”). With € 9.8 bn, personnel expenditures constituted about 13.2 % of the whole budget-volume of general public accounting. Expenses and receipts (cash flow statement) “Ausgaben und Einnahmen des Geldflusses aus der Finanzierungstätigkeit” increased by about 5.9 % and 1.3 % respectively.
Regarding the State Governments excluding Vienna,
Lower Austria had the greatest total expenditure (€ 10.1 bn or 27.5 %
of total expenditure of all State Governments excluding Vienna) in 2019,
followed by Styria (€ 7.2 bn or 19.6 %). In the reporting year 2019 the
budgets of Carinthia and Salzburg decreased by 9.61 % and 0.08 % respectively.
Consequently, the budgets of the remainder of all State Governments
increased during that period. In the reference year 2019, debt levels
of State Governments excluding Vienna decreased by 0.03 %. The highest
per-capita-figures for debt at the State Government-level were those
in Carinthia with € 4 555
In the reporting year 2019, Vienna’s expenditures and revenues were € 14.2 bn, which means an increase of 1.55 %. € 2 959 m - 20.8 % - of the whole budget was spent on personnel, which represents an increase of 0.4 % compared to financial year 2018. Debt decreased in the reference year by 0.1 % to € 6.7 bn (2018: € 6.7 bn) - in absolute figures this implies a decrease of € 9 m.
Local Governments excluding Vienna
In 2019, the accounting figure “Maastricht-result” according to
Voranschlags- und Rechnungsabschlussverordnung (VRV) considerably improved
by € 282 m, so that the Local Governments ended up with a deficit of
€ 153 m (2018:
30.3 % (€ 7.090 m) of total expenditure (€ 23.441 m) was spent on
salaries, wages and on investments. 7 % (€ 1.636 m) was spent on amortization
and interest payments. In comparison with the previous year, the Local
Governments’ investment activities – excluding the purchase of property
and investment subsidies – increased by € 219 m (+ 8 %) The increase
in this item varied between
Regarding the total revenue of € 23.497 m, 46.4 % was generated
by tax revenues of Local Governments (€ 3.868 m) and shares of the
yields out of joint federal taxes (€ 7.044 m). The tax revenues of
Local Governments excluding Vienna grew by 4.5 % (€ 166 m); the yields
out of joint federal taxes increased by
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