South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


96. Public research expenditure:

Public expenditure on research and development, as a proportion of Gross State Product, to be maintained at 1.2% to 2020

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

Commonwealth research funding to SA as reported through HERD dropped markedly in 2014 and 2015 (see also SASP T97). Commonwealth funding is the largest single source of public expenditure on R&D.

Data for this measure lags by two years.  

Lead Agency

Department of State Development