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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,232 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 Adelaide2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$10,27510.1%$10,32910.6%$7,1698.4%$9,48110.3%+$3,107
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,5944.5%$4,1204.2%$3,2673.8%$4,7545.2%+$1,327
Clothing & Footwear$1,8791.8%$2,7872.9%$1,9682.3%$2,6192.8%-$89
Furnishings & equipment $5,6945.6%$4,4124.5%$4,1024.8%$3,8044.1%+$1,592
Health$9,6679.5%$6,8607.0%$7,4328.7%$5,8336.3%+$2,235
Transport$6,4666.4%$8,8459.1%$7,1998.5%$9,19710.0%-$733
Communications$2,6652.6%$2,3232.4%$1,6962.0%$1,5581.7%+$969
Recreation & Culture$12,09311.9%$9,4839.7%$8,85610.4%$9,1349.9%+$3,237
Education $3,9283.9%$4,4064.5%$3,0003.5%$4,5554.9%+$928
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,8957.8%$7,3527.5%$5,3726.3%$6,6877.3%+$2,523
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,63018.3%$15,90716.3%$14,46417.0%$14,09515.3%+$4,166
Housing$13,79013.5%$17,05417.5%$16,42119.3%$16,64518.1%-$2,631
Utilities$4,2324.2%$3,7703.9%$4,1204.8%$3,7244.0%+$112
Total Expenditure$101,810100.0%$97,645100.0%$85,066100.0%$92,085100.0%+$16,744
Net Savings$-2,096-2.1%$10,99210.1%$12,79613.1%$15,20914.2%-$14,892
Total Disposable Income$99,714%$108,637%$97,862%$107,294%+$1,852

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2016-17 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 2017/18
Household expenditure 2017/18 Food, South Australia: 10.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, South Australia: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, South Australia: 2.9% Furnishings & equipment , South Australia: 4.5% Health, South Australia: 7.0% Transport, South Australia: 9.1% Communications, South Australia: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, South Australia: 9.7% Education , South Australia: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , South Australia: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , South Australia: 16.3% Housing, South Australia: 17.5% Utilities, South Australia: 3.9% Food, City of Adelaide: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: 4.5% Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: 5.6% Health, City of Adelaide: 9.5% Transport, City of Adelaide: 6.4% Communications, City of Adelaide: 2.6% Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: 11.9% Education , City of Adelaide: 3.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: 7.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: 18.3% Housing, City of Adelaide: 13.5% Utilities, City of Adelaide: 4.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, City of Adelaide: +$3,107 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: +$1,327 Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: -$89 Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: +$1,592 Health, City of Adelaide: +$2,235 Transport, City of Adelaide: -$733 Communications, City of Adelaide: +$969 Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: +$3,237 Education , City of Adelaide: +$928 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: +$2,523 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: +$4,166 Housing, City of Adelaide: -$2,631 Utilities, City of Adelaide: +$112
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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