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Canberra Region

Household expenditure

In 2015/16, household expenditure on housing & utilities was $15,279 in the Canberra Region, lower compared to NSW.

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
Canberra Region2015/162010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNSW $NSW %$ per household% of expenditureNSW $NSW %2010/11 to 2015/16
Food$7,9518.6%$9,5718.9%$8,0339.0%$9,2829.2%-$82
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,0344.4%$3,6413.4%$3,8334.3%$3,8273.8%+$201
Clothing & Footwear$4,5675.0%$3,6443.4%$4,2754.8%$3,4413.4%+$293
Housing & utilities $15,27916.6%$25,87824.1%$15,61417.4%$23,44523.3%-$336
Furnishings & equipment $4,1074.5%$4,3894.1%$3,9624.4%$4,0894.1%+$145
Health$4,8705.3%$5,9605.6%$4,4294.9%$4,9875.0%+$441
Transport$12,16713.2%$11,48510.7%$11,93913.3%$11,54311.5%+$228
Communications$2,2232.4%$2,1732.0%$2,2732.5%$2,3432.3%-$51
Recreation & Culture$10,51111.4%$11,52910.7%$10,26411.5%$11,00310.9%+$247
Education $3,3143.6%$4,8964.6%$2,7593.1%$4,0044.0%+$555
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,3159.0%$8,1397.6%$7,9848.9%$7,7597.7%+$330
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,81716.1%$16,06415.0%$14,23415.9%$14,80814.7%+$584
Total Expenditure$92,155100.0%$107,369100.0%$89,599100.0%$100,531100.0%+$2,556
Net Savings$25,33021.6%$31,56022.7%$23,15520.5%$29,13122.5%+$2,175
Total Disposable Income$117,485%$138,929%$112,754%$129,662%+$4,730

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, NSW: 8.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, NSW: 3.4% Clothing & Footwear, NSW: 3.4% Housing & utilities , NSW: 24.1% Furnishings & equipment , NSW: 4.1% Health, NSW: 5.6% Transport, NSW: 10.7% Communications, NSW: 2.0% Recreation & Culture, NSW: 10.7% Education , NSW: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , NSW: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , NSW: 15.0% Food, Canberra Region: 8.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Canberra Region: 4.4% Clothing & Footwear, Canberra Region: 5.0% Housing & utilities , Canberra Region: 16.6% Furnishings & equipment , Canberra Region: 4.5% Health, Canberra Region: 5.3% Transport, Canberra Region: 13.2% Communications, Canberra Region: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Canberra Region: 11.4% Education , Canberra Region: 3.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Canberra Region: 9.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Canberra Region: 16.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Food, Canberra Region: -$82 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Canberra Region: +$201 Clothing & Footwear, Canberra Region: +$293 Housing & utilities , Canberra Region: -$336 Furnishings & equipment , Canberra Region: +$145 Health, Canberra Region: +$441 Transport, Canberra Region: +$228 Communications, Canberra Region: -$51 Recreation & Culture, Canberra Region: +$247 Education , Canberra Region: +$555 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Canberra Region: +$330 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Canberra Region: +$584
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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