The Australian Bureau of Statistics will receive a $40.4 million shot in the arm next year, after its outgoing boss warned it would have to pare back on key reports due to years of budget cuts.
The funding, foreshadowed in the mid year economic and financial outlook released on Monday, would help the bureau deliver on "key statistical outputs".
It will be delivered in 2020-21 and be a one-off injection.
Retiring chief statistician David Kalisch used his last annual report to warn its economic, labour market and population statistics were at risk from future funding cuts.
The bureau's funding has been slashed by 30 per cent in real terms over the last decade.
Social statistics like the Australian Health Survey, the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers and Indigenous-specific surveys are now being funded by third parties, due to the cut-backs.
"While the ABS is more efficient and effective than it was previously, funding cuts of this level inevitably reduce the service we can provide for governments, businesses and the community," Dr Kalisch said.