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Macarthur Region

Household expenditure

In 2015/16, household expenditure on housing & utilities was $22,228 in the Macarthur Region, lower compared to Greater Sydney.

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
Macarthur Region2015/162010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Sydney $Greater Sydney %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Sydney $Greater Sydney %2010/11 to 2015/16
Food$10,3519.7%$10,2588.8%$10,65210.7%$9,8029.1%-$301
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,7723.5%$3,3282.8%$4,4834.5%$3,5763.3%-$711
Clothing & Footwear$4,0263.8%$3,3742.9%$3,3673.4%$3,3243.1%+$659
Housing & utilities $22,22820.9%$32,21927.5%$18,82618.9%$28,31526.2%+$3,401
Furnishings & equipment $4,1633.9%$4,5343.9%$3,8213.8%$4,1953.9%+$342
Health$5,7875.4%$6,5495.6%$5,1205.2%$5,3705.0%+$668
Transport$12,12711.4%$11,5969.9%$12,41612.5%$11,70410.8%-$289
Communications$2,4652.3%$2,1371.8%$2,6312.6%$2,3492.2%-$166
Recreation & Culture$10,75610.1%$11,73710.0%$11,08511.2%$11,23310.4%-$329
Education $4,2644.0%$5,7954.9%$3,6913.7%$4,7674.4%+$572
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,9697.5%$8,5207.3%$6,1416.2%$8,1637.5%+$1,827
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,42517.3%$17,13114.6%$17,12017.2%$15,37514.2%+$1,305
Total Expenditure$106,333100.0%$117,178100.0%$99,354100.0%$108,173100.0%+$6,979
Net Savings$25,55619.4%$32,78821.9%$28,51322.3%$32,68523.2%-$2,957
Total Disposable Income$131,889%$149,967%$127,867%$140,857%+$4,022

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 Sydney: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Sydney: 2.9% Housing & utilities , Greater Sydney: 27.5% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Sydney: 3.9% Health, Greater Sydney: 5.6% Transport, Greater Sydney: 9.9% Communications, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Recreation & Culture, Greater Sydney: 10.0% Education , Greater Sydney: 4.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Sydney: 7.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Sydney: 14.6% Food, Macarthur Region: 9.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Macarthur Region: 3.5% Clothing & Footwear, Macarthur Region: 3.8% Housing & utilities , Macarthur Region: 20.9% Furnishings & equipment , Macarthur Region: 3.9% Health, Macarthur Region: 5.4% Transport, Macarthur Region: 11.4% Communications, Macarthur Region: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Macarthur Region: 10.1% Education , Macarthur Region: 4.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Macarthur Region: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Macarthur Region: 17.3%
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, Macarthur Region: -$301 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Macarthur Region: -$711 Clothing & Footwear, Macarthur Region: +$659 Housing & utilities , Macarthur Region: +$3,401 Furnishings & equipment , Macarthur Region: +$342 Health, Macarthur Region: +$668 Transport, Macarthur Region: -$289 Communications, Macarthur Region: -$166 Recreation & Culture, Macarthur Region: -$329 Education , Macarthur Region: +$572 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Macarthur Region: +$1,827 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Macarthur Region: +$1,305
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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