Share of public expenditure in Sweden 2017, by function

Share of public expenditure in Sweden in 2017, by function

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 24, 2019
Share of public expenditure in Sweden 2017, by function The largest share of public expenditure in Sweden in 2017 was distributed to social protection. Social protection includes benefits such as pensions and unemployment benefits. Social protection also covers services such as healthcare and childcare. In 2017, the expenditure on social protection reached an amount of almost 373 billion Swedish kronor.
Public administration, and enterprise and economic development

     The second and third largest share of the public expenditure was on public administration, and enterprise and economic development. Public administration expenditure composed 25 percent of the total public expenditure in 2017 and enterprise and economic development made up 11 percent.  

Largest expenses on elderly care

   The largest share of the expenditure on social protection was spent on elderly care. In 2017, this amount was around 172.5 billion Swedish kronor. The highest share of expenses regarding elderly care went to special housing, which is housing for elderly in need of more care, who cannot manage to live on their own.
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Share of public expenditure in Sweden in 2017, by function

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Share of expenditure
Social protection40%
Public administration25%
Enterprise and economic development11%
Education7%
Defense5%
Public order and safety5%
Health care4%
Recreation, culture and religion1%
Environment protection1%
Housing and community development1%
Share of expenditure
Social protection40%
Public administration25%
Enterprise and economic development11%
Education7%
Defense5%
Public order and safety5%
Health care4%
Recreation, culture and religion1%
Environment protection1%
Housing and community development1%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited May 24, 2019
The largest share of public expenditure in Sweden in 2017 was distributed to social protection. Social protection includes benefits such as pensions and unemployment benefits. Social protection also covers services such as healthcare and childcare. In 2017, the expenditure on social protection reached an amount of almost 373 billion Swedish kronor.
Public administration, and enterprise and economic development

     The second and third largest share of the public expenditure was on public administration, and enterprise and economic development. Public administration expenditure composed 25 percent of the total public expenditure in 2017 and enterprise and economic development made up 11 percent.  

Largest expenses on elderly care

   The largest share of the expenditure on social protection was spent on elderly care. In 2017, this amount was around 172.5 billion Swedish kronor. The highest share of expenses regarding elderly care went to special housing, which is housing for elderly in need of more care, who cannot manage to live on their own.
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