Canada Education Spending 1981-2021

General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.
  • Canada education spending for 2011 was 12.22%, a 0.12% decline from 2010.
  • Canada education spending for 2010 was 12.34%, a 0.15% decline from 2009.
  • Canada education spending for 2009 was 12.48%, a 0.47% increase from 2008.
  • Canada education spending for 2008 was 12.01%, a 0.32% decline from 2007.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Singapore 28.86%
Aruba 21.75%
Hong Kong 20.15%
Malta 18.90%
Chile 17.75%
Macao 17.34%
New Zealand 15.78%
Switzerland 15.55%
Cyprus 15.50%
Iceland 15.42%
Uruguay 15.16%
Argentina 15.16%
Denmark 15.04%
Norway 14.96%
Israel 13.99%
Australia 13.49%
Estonia 13.41%
Sweden 13.18%
Qatar 13.11%
Panama 13.02%
Latvia 12.72%
United Kingdom 12.70%
Ireland 12.57%
Lithuania 12.34%
Canada 12.22%
Slovenia 12.07%
Finland 11.92%
Netherlands 11.89%
Belgium 11.70%
Austria 10.99%
Poland 10.98%
Germany 10.67%
San Marino 10.64%
Spain 10.62%
Seychelles 10.39%
Portugal 10.24%
Czech Republic 9.93%
Slovak Republic 9.71%
Japan 9.45%
Hungary 9.29%
Brunei 9.18%
Croatia 8.55%
Italy 8.39%
Monaco 8.08%
Canada Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2011 12.22% -0.12%
2010 12.34% -0.15%
2009 12.48% 0.47%
2008 12.01% -0.32%
2007 12.33% 0.15%
2005 12.18% 0.03%
2002 12.15% -0.06%
2001 12.21% -0.77%
2000 12.98% 0.24%
1999 12.74% 0.10%
1998 12.64% -0.22%
1995 12.86% -0.07%
1994 12.93% -1.69%
1993 14.62% 1.51%
1992 13.12% -1.15%
1991 14.26% 1.07%
1990 13.19% -0.38%
1989 13.57% 0.03%
1988 13.54% 0.08%
1987 13.46% 0.77%
1986 12.68% -0.55%
1985 13.24% -0.85%
1984 14.09% -0.68%
1983 14.78% -0.76%
1982 15.53% -0.05%
1981 15.58% -0.05%