The yearly operating budget of Luleå kommun is about 4.8 billion SEK. The revenues of the municipality come from three sources: taxes, government grants and external revenues. The costs are mainly salaries for the employees and purchasing of material and service.
The budget is affected by the development of population, political ambitions for the extent and quality of the activities and by legislation. When it comes to the development of population, it includes the total population number and what the age pyramid looks like. Every new citizen increases the tax revenue of the municipality by approximately 50,000 SEK per year.
In order to live up to the municipal law demands of good economy, the aim is among other things to have a balanced budget and a plan covering several years without increase in taxation.
Luleå kommun is growing and has made big investments for a long period of time. During the three year period 2015-2017, the municipality will by estimate invest two billion SEK in, above all, new residential and workplace areas, drainage and water supply, streets and roads, real estate and facilities.
Examples of tax funded areas
Care of the disabled 100%
Fire and Rescue Services 100%
Care of senior citizens 94%
Public baths 50%
Examples of charge funded areas
Drainage and water supply 100%
Where does the money come from?
Government grants 9%
External revenues 18%
This is how the taxpayers’ money is used!
Childcare and Education Department 40%
Social Services Department 36%
Infrastructure, protection 7%
Sports, Leisure and Recreation Department 5%
City Executive Department 4%
Culture Department 3%
Labour Market Department 2%
Public transport 2%
Financial management 1%
This is how the costs are distributed
Salaries, pensions 62%
Material, service 25%
Allowance payments 6%
Financial costs 1%