This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Total government revenue as a proportion of GDP, by source
Indicator 17.1.1 supports understanding countries’ domestic revenue mobilization in the form of tax and non-tax sources.
|Unit of measurement
Revenue is an increase in net worth resulting from a transaction. It is a fiscal indicator for assessing the sustainability of fiscal activities.
Taxes are compulsory, unrequited amounts receivable by government units from institutional units.
Social contributions are actual or imputed revenue receivable by social insurance schemes to make provision for social insurance benefits payable.
Grants are transfers receivable by government units from other resident or non-resident government units or international organizations, and that do not meet the definition of a tax, subsidy, or social contribution.
Other revenue is all revenue receivable excluding taxes, social contributions, and grants. It comprises (i) property income, (ii) sales of goods and services, (iii) fines, penalties, and forfeits, (iv) transfers not elsewhere classified, and (v) premiums, fees, and claims related to non-life insurance and standardised guarantee schemes.
IMF - International Monetary Fund
Source of revenue - grants, social contributions, taxes, and other revenue. See Source 1 on the sources tab for additional disaggregations.
(General government revenue / GDP) * 100
(Revenue source/ GDP) * 100
The government revenue data used for the calculations is based on the IMF’s Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (GFSM). See the International Monetary Fund’s Government Finance Statistics framework in the public sector finances for more information. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated
|04 August 2023
|Metadata last updated
|04 August 2023