Share of public expenditure in Sweden 2018, by function

The largest share of public expenditure in Sweden in 2018 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 2018, the expenditure on social protection reached an amount of 356 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 26 percent of the total public expenditure in 2018 and enterprise and economic development made up 12 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.

Share of public expenditure in Sweden in 2018, by function

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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2018

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