Australia - Outstanding Public Debt

Australia: Outstanding Public Debt

Mnemonic GDBT.IAUS
Unit AUD Bil., SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.49 %
Data Nov 2022 3,497
Oct 2022 3,480

Series Information

Source Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)
Release Financial Aggregates
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1990
End Date 11/30/2022

Release Information

For Australia, the financial aggregates include credit aggregates (kinds of lending) and monetary aggregates (components of money supply). Compiled by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) from data primarily supplied by banks and non-banks, and also incorporate data supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

  • Measurements:
    • Billions of Australia dollars (Bil. AUD)
    • Month-over-month percent change (% M/M)
    • Year-over-year percent change (% Y/Y)
  • Adjustments:
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: As early as 1959m7

Prior to January 1989, figures for savings bank deposits are averages of end-month or near end-month figures for the current and previous months.

Up to and including June 2000, figures for banks are averages of weekly (Wednesday) figures and figures for NBFIs are averages of end-month figures for the current and previous months.

From July 2000 figures for both banks and NBFIs are end-month.

The data have breaks due to changes from time to time in the number of reporting institutions and other reporting changes.

Seasonal adjustment is by the RBA. 


Australian Bureau of Statistics
Authorized deposit-taking institution
All financial intermediaries
Authorized money market dealer
Credit unions and building societies
Non-bank financial institution
Registered financial corporation
Specialist credit card institution
Holdings of notes and coins by the private non-bank sector.
Bank deposits
Exclude Australian and State Government and inter-bank deposits.
Currency plus bank current deposits of the private non-bank sector.
Deposits with non-bank ADIs
Deposits with CUBS and SCCIs, less currency and deposits with other ADIs.
M1 plus all other ADI deposits of the private non-ADI sector plus certificates of deposit issued by banks.
Other borrowings from private sector by AFIs
Non-deposit borrowings (other than from AFIs) by ADIs, RFCs (money market corporations, finance companies, pastoral finance companies and general financiers) and cash management trusts. Prior to August 1996, when AMMDs’ accreditation was revoked, these data include borrowings by AMMDs from the private sector and exclude borrowings by other AFIs from AMMDs.
Broad money
M3 plus other borrowings from the private sector by AFIs, less the holdings of currency and bank deposits by RFCs and cash management trusts.
Money base
Holdings of notes and coins by the private sector plus deposits of banks with the Reserve Bank and other Reserve Bank liabilities to the private non-bank sector.
Offshore borrowings by AFIs
Net foreign currency and Euro-A$ borrowings. Prior to April 2003, this series excluded EUR-AUD borrowings by NBFIs.

Moody's Analytics supplements

For the credit aggregates, we produce monthly break-adjusted seasonally-adjusted levels, by growing back the the final level using the monthly break-adjusted growth rates. This is the same method as the G.19 in the U.S.

Data is revised when new data becomes available.

From July 2019, the financial aggregates are compiled using an improved conceptual framework and a new data collection. This is referred to as the Economic and Financial Statistics Collection. Various movements from the June 2019 to July 2019 reporting periods are sizable, in part because the new data collection more consistently classifies loans according to their purpose. For more information, see Updates to Australia’s Financial Aggregates (available here <>).