Services traditionally provided by local government, including water and sewer, roads, parks, schools, and police and fire.
Those services primarily provided by government agencies, including public administration, education, and health and social services.
Services that are wholly or partly funded through taxation. They include national, regional and local government and statutory agencies.
Includes reference, user assistance and instruction, and other functions not generally considered to fall within technical services.
Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services. The term is associated with a social consensus (usually expressed through democratic elections) that certain services should be available to all, regardless of income. Even where public services are neither publicly provided nor publicly financed, for social and political reasons they are usually subject to regulation going beyond that applying to most economic sectors.