Budget 2016 - Social Welfare

This table outlines the New Zealand Government's planned social welfare spending for the 2015/16 budget year.

Actual spending for the previous four years is on the left.

The numbers are drawn together from the Vote Social Development.

Links to the primary sources used, from Treasury's website, can be found at the bottom of the page.

Please note that some of the allocation titles have been shortened for the sake of space.  Included in the previous year's totals were ACC and Senior Citizen items which in the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 budgets are no longer included in the Social Welfare pool.

Also note that some welfare and benefits are delivered through the tax system, and the costs of those items are set out here >> 

Figures for each allocation are in millions of NZ$.

Actual 2012/13 Actual 2013/14 Actual 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Social Welfare: Budget 2016/17 %
NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m        
1,737.981 62.916 0.000 0.000 Domestic purposes benefit    
93.639 43.900 0.000 0.000 Employment assistance    
14.268 15.262 0.000 0.000 Employment related training assistance    
0.000 6.450 0.000 0.000 Forecast, modelling, information monitoring & analysis    
0.000 0.850 0.000 0.000 Income related rent subsidy for community housing providers    
1328.821 52.355 0.000 0.000 Invalid's benefit    
3.946 3.546 0.000 0.000 Mainstream supported employment program    
0.000 144.667 0.000 0.000 Provision of housing & related services for tenants paying income related rent    
782.435 29.209 0.000 0.000 Sickness benefit    
0.000 9.545 0.000 0.000 Social housing services    
33.852 0.000 0.000 0.000 Social policy advice    
18.140 18.237 0.000 0.000 Support for disengaged young people    
7.681 14.964 0.000 0.000 Support for youth and young parent recipients    
452.270 226.604 0.000 0.000 Tailored Sets of Services to Help People into Work or Achieve Independence    
20.362 25.600 0.000 0.000 Transition to work    
805.759 28.546 0.000 0.000 Unemployment benefit and emergency benefit    
89.634 0.000 0.000 0.000 Vocational services for people with disabilities    
54.635 23.392 0.000 0.000 Vocational skills training    
71.188 2.223 0.000 0.000 Widow's Benefit    
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Youth transition services    
1.450 0.950 0.950 0.000 Assistance to disadvantaged persons    
1.407 1.403 1.400 0.000 Management of SuperGold card    
2.382 2.382 2.382 0.000 Strengthening providers and communities    
0.000 1.382 2.867 0.000 New approaches to social sector change    
5.274 5.251 5.229 0.000 Administration of Community Services Card    
15.079 14.047 7.477 0.000 Connected Communities    
8.227 8.329 7.660 0.000 Development and funding of community services    
4.045 4.040 4.035 0.000 Prevention Services    
14.084 13.711 13.943 0.000 Collection of balances owed by former clients and non-beneficiaries    
0.000 0.000 15.262 0.000 Improving work readiness - assistance    
0.000 1.000 25.483 0.000 Improving employment outcomes - assistance    
35.316 35.892 37.951 0.000 Services to protect the integrity of the benefit system    
35.746 35.892 37.951 0.000 Family and community services    
0.000 88.902 73.282 0.000 Participation & inclusion for disabled persons    
6.246 5.244 5.744 8.594 Services for young people    
1.792 4.835 5.310 0.000 Trialing New Approaches to Social Sector Change    
21.707 18.560 15.344 39.941 Benefits paid in Australia    
0.889 0.889 0.889 0.439 Youth development partnership fund    
2.651 3.855 2.755 4.836 Property Management Centre of Expertise    
2.974 2.953 2.932 2.932 Youth development    
      0.065 Transitional assistance 0.250 0.0
0.269 0.269 0.269 0.269 Other advice 0.269 0.0
    0.269 0.269 Policy advice 0.269 0.0
        Services related to the provision of social housing 0.400 0.0
      2.985 National Leadership & Admin of Social Sector Trials programme, Individual-led Social Sector Trials 0.401 0.0
0.443 0.000 0.438 0.438 Processing and payment of veterans' pensions 0.438 0.0
0.705 0.705 0.705 0.705 Family Start/NGO awards 0.705 0.0
      1.010 Promoting positive outcomes for seniors 1.010 0.0
      5.373 NGO Social Sector Teams & Contracted Programmes & Services 1.139 0.0
      2.000 Designing and implementing social invesmtent 1.500 0.0
2.157 2.157 2.157 2.157 Children's Commissioner 2.157 0.0
0.000 0.000 2.475 3.108 Extraordinary care fund 2.308 0.0
        Adminstering youth development 2.312 0.0
0.000 0.000 1.000 1.800 Housing support package 2.600 0.0
3.340 3.337 3.512

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Student placement services 3.512 0.0
0.000 0.000 4.737 3.616 Work assistance 3.768 0.0
2.210 5.785 7.085 5.779 Promoting positive outcomes for disabled people 4.045 0.0
5.554 5.554 5.554 6.154 Planning, Correspondence & Monitoring 5.554 0.0
      6.279 Management of service card 6.629 0.0
7.142 6.814 7.088 7.177 Adoption services 7.183 0.0
      2.738 Emergency housing response 7.945 0.0
        Increasing youth development opportunties 8.203 0.0
8.678 8.562 8.428 8.427 Education and prevention services 8.680 0.0
0.000 0.000 11.420 11.380 Data, Analytics and Evidence 11.420 0.0
12.441 12.349 12.549 11.399 Special circumstance assistance 11.615 0.0
2.535 5.690 16.350 12.894 Children's Action Plan 12.020 0.0
      20.000 Support for the provision of social housing supply 13.550 0.1
      3.000 Transformation Programme: Investing in New Zealand Children and their Families 14.500 0.1
16.489 16.237 15.502 15.045 Management of Student Loans 15.545 0.1
7.124 10.305 9.869 12.331 Families commission 15.618 0.1
15.470 17.102 15.431 15.704 Management of student support 16.056 0.1
17.814 17.677 17.677 18.773 Counselling and rehabilitation services 16.899 0.1
24.218 21.467 20.145 18.910 Study scholarships and awards 19.167 0.1
0.269 18.389 18.277 20.722 Policy Advice 19.395 0.1
16.953 19.603 16.903 19.045 Out of school care programs 19.410 0.1
0.000 0.000 17.268 28.266 Services to support people to access accommodation 30.090 0.01
36.557 37.828 36.426 36.902 Income support and assistance to seniors 36.866 0.1
30.916 39.005 38.858 41.035 Youth & Young Parent Payment 41.785 0.2
      45.786 Investing in Communities 43.938 0.2
      49.350 Investigation of Overpayments and fraud 49.390 0.2
80.087 83.983 84.302 75.825 Debt write-downs 74.999 0.3
      78.441 Community Participation Services 83.908 0.3
78.462 84.903 84.734 84.734 Family wellbeing services 84.913 0.3
0.000 9.724 51.867 75.709 Improving work readiness 89.039 0.4
57.439 68.962 80.190 120.838 MSD - CapEx 97.143 0.4
110.005 108.496 106.590 113.751 Strong Families & Connected Families 107.833 0.4
129.940 129.546 131.380 130.876 Youth justice services 132.310 0.5
146.301 143.366 145.413 146.159 Recoverable assistance 147.256 0.6
114.536 121.193 128.398 142.065 Orphan's/unsupported child's benefit 148.356 0.6
171.319 0.000 156.403 186.044 Veterans' pension 177.452 0.7
185.724 185.402 182.784 186.585 Childcare Assistance 211.420 0.9
0.000 146.291 306.818 302.471 Adminstering income support 276.500 1.1
0.000 123.049 239.571 295.719 Improving employment outcomes 299.240 1.2
273.376 269.410 260.806 288.249 Hardship Assistance 299.514 1.2
384.647 378.569 373.460 376.856 Disability Assistance 376.368 1.5
345.765 349.306 362.315 396.205 Care and Protection Services 406.364 1.6
592.027 541.791 531.011 496.334 Student allowances 510.046 2.1
0.000 0.000 718.428 766.141 Part payment of rent to social housing providers 826.520 3.3
1,178.202 1,149.002 1,140.782 1,134.979 Accommodation assistance 1,149.046 4.6
0.000 1224.578 1,243.285 1,150.717 Sole Parent Support 1,199.351 4.8
0.000 1422.187 1,517.852 1,523.917 Supported Living Payment 1,514.521 6.1
0.000 1,693.031 1,647.600 1,674.256 Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit 1,676.898 6.7
1,553.100 1,641.145 1,684.384 1,637.736 Student loans 1,682.436 6.8
10,234.628 10,902.665 11,590.323 12,260.531 New Zealand Superannuation 12,911.646 52.0
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$21,522.4 $21,987.5 $23,325.3 $24,146.3 Totals: $24,941.6 100%

Note that some welfare and benefits are delivered through the tax system, and the costs of those items are set out here >>

You can get back to the main page that summarises all government spending here >> 

Sources:

Social Development: http://www.budget.govt.nz/budget/2016/by/vote/index.htm

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