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West Coast Council area

Household expenditure

In 2015/16, household expenditure on housing & utilities was $5,711 in West Coast Council area, lower compared to Greater Hobart.

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
West Coast Council area2015/162010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %2010/11 to 2015/16
Food$5,7839.9%$9,16410.1%$7,45310.4%$9,05610.6%-$1,670
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,5427.8%$3,4153.8%$4,8166.7%$3,6704.3%-$274
Clothing & Footwear$2,0023.4%$2,8433.1%$3,3994.7%$2,9923.5%-$1,397
Housing & utilities $5,7119.8%$20,68822.7%$7,47910.4%$19,31622.6%-$1,768
Furnishings & equipment $2,1973.8%$3,5803.9%$2,9834.2%$3,3743.9%-$786
Health$3,0135.2%$6,4237.1%$3,7715.3%$5,2086.1%-$758
Transport$11,23219.3%$10,40511.4%$12,41117.3%$10,26812.0%-$1,178
Communications$1,7743.0%$2,2492.5%$2,4893.5%$2,1362.5%-$715
Recreation & Culture$4,8418.3%$6,5577.2%$5,6347.9%$6,7297.9%-$792
Education $1,8603.2%$3,0193.3%$1,9372.7%$2,7333.2%-$78
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,11810.5%$5,3245.8%$6,6919.3%$5,5196.5%-$574
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $9,09915.6%$17,36819.1%$12,59717.6%$14,53717.0%-$3,497
Total Expenditure$58,171100.0%$91,037100.0%$71,659100.0%$85,538100.0%-$13,488
Net Savings$21,70527.2%$8,7208.7%$12,69315.0%$13,89514.0%+$9,012
Total Disposable Income$79,875%$99,757%$84,352%$99,433%-$4,477

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 Hobart: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Hobart: 3.8% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Hobart: 3.1% Housing & utilities , Greater Hobart: 22.7% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Hobart: 3.9% Health, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Transport, Greater Hobart: 11.4% Communications, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Greater Hobart: 7.2% Education , Greater Hobart: 3.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Hobart: 5.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Hobart: 19.1% Food, West Coast Council area: 9.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, West Coast Council area: 7.8% Clothing & Footwear, West Coast Council area: 3.4% Housing & utilities , West Coast Council area: 9.8% Furnishings & equipment , West Coast Council area: 3.8% Health, West Coast Council area: 5.2% Transport, West Coast Council area: 19.3% Communications, West Coast Council area: 3.0% Recreation & Culture, West Coast Council area: 8.3% Education , West Coast Council area: 3.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , West Coast Council area: 10.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , West Coast Council area: 15.6%
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, West Coast Council area: -$1,670 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, West Coast Council area: -$274 Clothing & Footwear, West Coast Council area: -$1,397 Housing & utilities , West Coast Council area: -$1,768 Furnishings & equipment , West Coast Council area: -$786 Health, West Coast Council area: -$758 Transport, West Coast Council area: -$1,178 Communications, West Coast Council area: -$715 Recreation & Culture, West Coast Council area: -$792 Education , West Coast Council area: -$78 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , West Coast Council area: -$574 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , West Coast Council area: -$3,497
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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