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Household expenditure

In 2015/16, household expenditure on housing & utilities was $8,284 in the Hilltops Council area, lower compared to Regional 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
Hilltops Council area2015/162010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional NSW $Regional NSW %$ per household% of expenditureRegional NSW $Regional NSW %2010/11 to 2015/16
Food$4,7337.2%$8,4019.3%$6,2189.1%$8,4349.6%-$1,485
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,2956.6%$4,1744.6%$3,1814.7%$4,2354.8%+$1,114
Clothing & Footwear$1,8402.8%$4,1054.5%$1,5612.3%$3,6334.1%+$279
Housing & utilities $8,28412.6%$15,07316.6%$9,00913.2%$15,50117.6%-$725
Furnishings & equipment $2,8464.3%$4,1444.6%$3,2404.7%$3,9154.4%-$394
Health$3,0064.6%$4,9575.5%$2,9674.3%$4,3625.0%+$39
Transport$10,52716.1%$11,29712.5%$11,38316.7%$11,28012.8%-$856
Communications$1,1171.7%$2,2342.5%$1,4562.1%$2,3332.6%-$339
Recreation & Culture$8,72813.3%$11,17512.3%$8,31212.2%$10,62712.1%+$417
Education $3,3045.0%$3,3633.7%$2,9694.3%$2,7593.1%+$336
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,42214.4%$7,4898.3%$9,15413.4%$7,1008.1%+$269
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $7,45811.4%$14,24715.7%$8,84413.0%$13,88515.8%-$1,386
Total Expenditure$65,562100.0%$90,657100.0%$68,294100.0%$88,065100.0%-$2,732
Net Savings$43,69540.0%$29,46824.5%$32,95432.5%$23,33320.9%+$10,741
Total Disposable Income$109,256%$120,125%$101,248%$111,398%+$8,008

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, Regional NSW: 9.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional NSW: 4.6% Clothing & Footwear, Regional NSW: 4.5% Housing & utilities , Regional NSW: 16.6% Furnishings & equipment , Regional NSW: 4.6% Health, Regional NSW: 5.5% Transport, Regional NSW: 12.5% Communications, Regional NSW: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Regional NSW: 12.3% Education , Regional NSW: 3.7% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional NSW: 8.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional NSW: 15.7% Food, Hilltops Council area: 7.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Hilltops Council area: 6.6% Clothing & Footwear, Hilltops Council area: 2.8% Housing & utilities , Hilltops Council area: 12.6% Furnishings & equipment , Hilltops Council area: 4.3% Health, Hilltops Council area: 4.6% Transport, Hilltops Council area: 16.1% Communications, Hilltops Council area: 1.7% Recreation & Culture, Hilltops Council area: 13.3% Education , Hilltops Council area: 5.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Hilltops Council area: 14.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Hilltops Council area: 11.4%
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, Hilltops Council area: -$1,485 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Hilltops Council area: +$1,114 Clothing & Footwear, Hilltops Council area: +$279 Housing & utilities , Hilltops Council area: -$725 Furnishings & equipment , Hilltops Council area: -$394 Health, Hilltops Council area: +$39 Transport, Hilltops Council area: -$856 Communications, Hilltops Council area: -$339 Recreation & Culture, Hilltops Council area: +$417 Education , Hilltops Council area: +$336 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Hilltops Council area: +$269 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Hilltops Council area: -$1,386
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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