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Household expenditure

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In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $4,322 in the City of Adelaide, higher compared to South Australia.

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 Adelaide2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$7,8389.3%$9,22110.5%$4,7687.2%$8,34110.1%+$3,070
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,0652.5%$3,8084.4%$1,4262.2%$4,4055.3%+$640
Clothing & Footwear$2,5923.1%$2,5352.9%$2,2783.4%$2,5423.1%+$313
Furnishings & equipment $4,5385.4%$3,8044.3%$2,9774.5%$3,7044.5%+$1,561
Health$7,4668.9%$5,9796.8%$4,9517.5%$4,9556.0%+$2,514
Transport$5,5196.5%$8,0979.3%$4,9437.5%$8,0329.7%+$577
Communications$2,3602.8%$2,0682.4%$1,2181.8%$1,4131.7%+$1,142
Recreation & Culture$9,26711.0%$8,3149.5%$5,9909.0%$8,53710.3%+$3,277
Education $2,0702.5%$4,0194.6%$1,8342.8%$4,0014.8%+$236
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,9628.3%$6,4477.4%$5,3018.0%$5,9917.2%+$1,660
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,56117.3%$14,23016.3%$9,74214.7%$12,59415.2%+$4,819
Housing$14,72217.5%$15,44517.7%$17,40426.3%$14,86317.9%-$2,682
Utilities$4,3225.1%$3,5134.0%$3,4215.2%$3,5694.3%+$902
Total Expenditure$84,282100.0%$87,481100.0%$66,252100.0%$82,945100.0%+$18,030
Net Savings$10,30610.9%$20,67919.1%$36,66935.6%$26,19124.0%-$26,363
Total Disposable Income$94,589%$108,160%$102,921%$109,136%-$8,333

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

Data are based on a 2015-16 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

Household expenditure 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, South Australia: 10.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, South Australia: 4.4% Clothing & Footwear, South Australia: 2.9% Furnishings & equipment , South Australia: 4.3% Health, South Australia: 6.8% Transport, South Australia: 9.3% Communications, South Australia: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, South Australia: 9.5% Education , South Australia: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , South Australia: 7.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , South Australia: 16.3% Housing, South Australia: 17.7% Utilities, South Australia: 4.0% Food, City of Adelaide: 9.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: 2.5% Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: 3.1% Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: 5.4% Health, City of Adelaide: 8.9% Transport, City of Adelaide: 6.5% Communications, City of Adelaide: 2.8% Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: 11.0% Education , City of Adelaide: 2.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: 8.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: 17.3% Housing, City of Adelaide: 17.5% Utilities, City of Adelaide: 5.1%
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, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, City of Adelaide: +$3,070 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: +$640 Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: +$313 Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: +$1,561 Health, City of Adelaide: +$2,514 Transport, City of Adelaide: +$577 Communications, City of Adelaide: +$1,142 Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: +$3,277 Education , City of Adelaide: +$236 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: +$1,660 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: +$4,819 Housing, City of Adelaide: -$2,682 Utilities, City of Adelaide: +$902
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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