Data portal

The PBO data portal includes datasets published as part of research publications.  These have been consolidated below for ease of access and to support transparency around fiscal and budget policy issues.

If you find this data portal useful, have suggestions for improvement or additional data you would like to see in this portal, please provide your feedback to feedback@pbo.gov.au.

Regular PBO publications

Data for the PBO’s regular annual publications (Medium-term fiscal projections, National fiscal outlook, Budget chart pack, and Budget and Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) snapshots) are available below.

Medium-term fiscal projections

Provides detailed analysis and projections of Commonwealth Government receipts and payments over the forward estimates and the medium-term period.  Data for each of the editions are available below.

Publication Data download Date issued
2019­–20 Medium-term fiscal projections MS Excel (58 KB) 26 September 2019
2018–19 Medium-term fiscal projections MS Excel (53 KB) 6 September 2018 
2017–18 Medium-term fiscal projections MS Excel (694 KB) 5 July 2017 
2015–16 Medium-term fiscal projections MS Excel (18 KB) 24 June 2015

Data from other medium-term fiscal projections reports are available below.

Publication Data download Date issued
Updated medium-term fiscal scenarios: impact of COVID-19 pandemic and response MS Excel (21 KB) 21 August 2020
Medium-term fiscal projections: Impact of COVID-19 pandemic and response MS Excel (19 KB) 5 June 2020
Medium-term fiscal projections: 2017–18 economic scenario analysis MS Excel (169 KB) 7 December 2017
Medium-term fiscal projections: Sensitivity of budget projections to changes in economic parameters from 2014–15 to 2024–25 MS Excel (79 KB) 26 November 2014

National fiscal outlook and National fiscal outlook: At a glance

Examines the revenue, expenditure, net capital investment, net financial worth and net debt position across all levels of Australian government over the forward estimates period, and provides an update to the national fiscal outlook based on Commonwealth and state government budget updates. Data for multiple editions are available below.

A complementary product, the National Fiscal Outlook: At a Glance provides a graphical snapshot of each of the Commonwealth, state and territory budgets.

Publication Data download Date issued
As at 2019–20 budgets MS Excel (76 KB) 27 November 2019
      2019–20 at a glance MS Excel (1,677 KB) 27 November 2019
As at 2018–19 budgets MS Excel (37 KB) 29 November 2018
      2018–19 at a glance MS Excel (31 KB) 29 November 2018
As at 2017–18 budgets MS Excel (1,637 KB) 19 October 2017
As at 2016–17 budgets MS Excel (26 KB) 2 November 2016
As at 2015–16 mid-year fiscal update MS Excel (22 KB) 3 February 2016

Budget chart packs

Budget chart packs summarise the key drivers of the change in the budget estimates between budget updates.

Publication Data download Date issued
2019–20  MS Excel (20 KB) 24 September 2019
2018–19 MS Excel (17 KB) 1 June 2018

Budget snapshots and Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) snapshots

Graphical A3 summaries of budget releases, including the impacts of policy decisions and parameter changes.

Publication Data download Date issued
July 2020 EFU MS Excel (62 KB) 24 July 2020
MYEFO 2019–20 MS Excel (107 KB) 17 December 2019
Budget 2019–20 MS Excel (113 KB) 3 April 2019
MYEFO 2018–19 MS Excel (67 KB) 17 December 2018
Budget 2018–19 MS Excel (390 KB) 9 May 2018
MYEFO 2016–17 MS Excel (24 KB) 12 January 2017

Additional PBO publications

Publication Data download Date issued

Structural trends in GST

Examines the trends in GST relative to the size of the economy over the last twenty years, including the impact of demographic change, and possible trajectories for future GST collections.

MS Excel (178 KB) 4 September 2020 

Government finances

Presents the effect of COVID-19 and the associated policy response on the Commonwealth Government's fiscal position, using data from the Australian Government’s Monthly Financial Statements.

    May 2020

    April 2020

    March 2020

 

 

 

MS Excel (440 KB)

MS Excel (439 KB)

MS Excel (438 KB)

 

 

 

8 July 2020

9 June 2020

8 May 2020

Alternative financing of government policies – Understanding the fiscal costs and risks of loans, equity injections and guarantees

Examines trends in the use of alternative financing arrangements and how these arrangements relate to the Commonwealth Government’s budget.
MS Excel (436 KB)
 19 March 2020
Australia's ageing population – Understanding the fiscal impacts over the next decade

Builds on the 2015 Intergenerational Report by providing a detailed analysis of the impacts of an ageing population on revenue and spending over the next decade.
MS Excel (39 KB) 1 April 2019 
Net debt and investment funds – Trends and balance sheet implications

Examines the impact of growth in government investment funds on net debt.
MS Excel (461 KB)  14 March 2019 
Trends affecting the sustainability of Commonwealth taxes

Examines broad trends within the Commonwealth Government tax system over the period 2001–02 to 2016–17.
MS Excel (54 KB) 18 July 2018 
Disability Support Pension – Historical and projected trends

Examines the factors underlying the recent decline in Disability Support Pension (DSP) expenditure, highlighting the impacts of changes in government policy.  It uses analysis of historical trends to update projections of DSP expenditure over the medium term to 2027–28.
MS Excel (705 KB) 20 February 2018
Changes in average personal income tax rates: distributional impacts

Examines trends in average tax rates using historical data from 2000–01 and projections to 2021–22.  Also analyses the expected increase in average tax rates for individuals in different parts of the taxable income distribution. 
MS Excel (33 KB) 11 October 2017 
Future Fund drawdown scenarios: Budget implications

Examines budget implications of scenarios for the drawdown of funds from the Future Fund to meet unfunded superannuation cash payments.
MS Excel (547 KB) 8 February 2017 
National Broadband Network: Impact on the Budget

Examines the budget impact of the Commonwealth Government’s equity and debt financing of the National Broadband Network. 
MS Excel (24 KB) 14 December 2016
Higher Education Loan Programme

Examines the size and cost of the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) and provides an estimate of the impact on the underlying cash balance to 2025–26.

Supplementary analysis projects budget impacts of major policy decisions affecting HELP and related policy decisions that reduce the level of subsidies.

Impact on the Budget
 MS Excel (548 KB)

Supplementary analysis
MS Excel (512 KB)

6 April 2016



20 April 2016

Goods and Services Tax: Distributional analysis and indicative reform scenarios

Examines the revenue and distributional impacts of five indicative reform scenarios canvassed in public policy discussions.
MS Excel (680 KB)
9 December 2015
Medicare Benefits Schedule: Spending trends and projections

Examines historical spending over the period 1993–94 to 2014–15 and presents projections over the decade 2015–16 to 2025–26.  The impact of major policies on Medicare Benefits Schedule spending is also presented over 1993–94 to 2014–15.
MS Excel (28 KB) 25 November 2015 
Trends in Australian Government receipts: 1982–83 to 2012–13

Examines historical trends in Commonwealth Government receipts over the past three decades; from 1982–83 to 2012–13.
MS Excel (1,486 KB)  15 April 2014
Australian Government spending – Part 1: Historical trends from 2002–03 to 2012–13

Examines historical trends in Commonwealth Government spending over the period 2002–03 to 2012–13.
MS Excel (41 KB) 10 December 2013

PO Box 6010
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

02 6277 9500

pbo@pbo.gov.au