City of Adelaide

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,147 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Adelaide2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2013/14 - 2018/19
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9514.1%$4,1604.2%$3,7534.3%$4,9815.3%+1,198
Clothing & Footwear$3,4652.9%$2,6132.7%$1,7162.0%$2,4522.6%+1,749
Furnishings & equipment $6,6445.5%$4,4774.6%$3,8884.4%$3,7754.0%+2,756
Recreation & Culture$16,15813.4%$9,7409.9%$9,27310.5%$8,9239.6%+6,885
Education $3,2542.7%$4,5314.6%$3,9474.5%$4,7065.0%-693
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $13,88111.5%$7,4887.6%$6,4917.4%$6,7407.2%+7,390
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,91518.2%$15,93316.2%$14,50816.5%$14,79515.9%+7,407
Total Expenditure$120,413100.0%$98,346100.0%$87,911100.0%$93,244100.0%+32,502
Net Savings$1,1771.0%$22,67718.7%$15,68515.1%$18,40416.5%-14,508
Total Disposable Income$121,5900%$121,0230%$103,5960%$111,6480%+17,994

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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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