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Household expenditure

In 2015/16, household expenditure on housing & utilities was $21,089 in the City of Adelaide, lower compared to Greater Adelaide.

Household Expenditure is modelled based on a set of expenditure items collected every 5 years in the ABS Household Expenditure Survey. Household Expenditure is a useful measure of the economic resources available to households in the area and where their income is spent. Areas with good public transport infrastructure and access to jobs may spend less on transport and more on discretionary spending such as entertainment. More disadvantaged areas may spend a higher proportion of their income on food and transport. An examination of the distribution of household spending per household may provide insights into the socio-economic status of the area.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
City of Adelaide2015/162010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Adelaide $Greater Adelaide %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Adelaide $Greater Adelaide %2010/11 to 2015/16
Food$6,1639.0%$9,57510.8%$5,5056.9%$9,25010.9%+$658
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$1,0531.5%$3,6894.2%$1,3761.7%$3,7304.4%-$322
Clothing & Footwear$1,5052.2%$2,4152.7%$3,0473.8%$3,1253.7%-$1,541
Housing & utilities $21,08930.9%$22,22425.0%$20,51425.8%$19,64323.1%+$575
Furnishings & equipment $3,1554.6%$3,4613.9%$4,2065.3%$3,8484.5%-$1,051
Health$5,1377.5%$5,8576.6%$6,0567.6%$4,6835.5%-$919
Transport$4,4186.5%$7,2028.1%$5,6157.1%$7,3808.7%-$1,197
Communications$1,5482.3%$2,1402.4%$2,0152.5%$2,1802.6%-$467
Recreation & Culture$6,0238.8%$8,1339.2%$10,73713.5%$8,67210.2%-$4,714
Education $2,2973.4%$3,8744.4%$4,2405.3%$3,4494.1%-$1,943
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,1217.5%$5,5126.2%$5,4216.8%$5,6306.6%-$300
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $10,72715.7%$14,77516.6%$10,70313.5%$13,38315.7%+$24
Total Expenditure$68,238100.0%$88,857100.0%$79,434100.0%$84,973100.0%-$11,196
Net Savings$14,94018.0%$22,42920.2%$20,77320.7%$22,24320.7%-$5,834
Total Disposable Income$83,177%$111,286%$100,207%$107,217%-$17,030

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Household expenditure 2015/16
Household expenditure 2015/16 Food, Greater Adelaide: 10.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Adelaide: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% Housing & utilities , Greater Adelaide: 25.0% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Adelaide: 3.9% Health, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% Transport, Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Communications, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Greater Adelaide: 9.2% Education , Greater Adelaide: 4.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Adelaide: 6.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Adelaide: 16.6% Food, City of Adelaide: 9.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: 1.5% Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: 2.2% Housing & utilities , City of Adelaide: 30.9% Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: 4.6% Health, City of Adelaide: 7.5% Transport, City of Adelaide: 6.5% Communications, City of Adelaide: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: 8.8% Education , City of Adelaide: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: 15.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts update
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Food, City of Adelaide: +$658 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: -$322 Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: -$1,541 Housing & utilities , City of Adelaide: +$575 Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: -$1,051 Health, City of Adelaide: -$919 Transport, City of Adelaide: -$1,197 Communications, City of Adelaide: -$467 Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: -$4,714 Education , City of Adelaide: -$1,943 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: -$300 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: +$24
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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