City of Adelaide

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,051 in the City of Adelaide, lower 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Adelaide2019/202012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2012/13 - 2019/20
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5124.1%$4,6334.7%$4,8175.2%$6,1586.4%-1,305
Clothing & Footwear$1,7442.0%$2,2862.3%$2,1342.3%$2,4412.5%-390
Furnishings & equipment $3,5024.1%$4,6234.7%$3,3233.6%$3,7203.9%+178
Recreation & Culture$6,8557.9%$9,3169.5%$9,0499.8%$9,0949.4%-2,195
Education $2,5252.9%$4,7654.9%$2,8893.1%$4,8195.0%-365
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,5177.5%$6,5636.7%$6,0096.5%$7,0167.3%+508
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,58313.4%$15,64416.0%$12,83813.9%$14,79915.4%-1,255
Total Expenditure$86,426100.0%$97,660100.0%$92,505100.0%$96,330100.0%-6,079
Net Savings$19,22118.2%$16,05814.1%$14,21713.3%$17,19115.1%+5,004
Total Disposable Income$105,6470%$113,7180%$106,7220%$113,5210%-1,075

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). 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

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