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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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
City of Adelaide2018/192000/01Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2000/01 to 2018/19
Food$9,0377.5%$10,40510.6%$8,3977.7%$7,3579.9%+$640
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9514.1%$4,1604.2%$12,66011.5%$6,0748.2%-$7,709
Clothing & Footwear$3,4652.9%$2,6132.7%$1,6771.5%$1,4361.9%+$1,788
Furnishings & equipment $6,6445.5%$4,4774.6%$3,4003.1%$2,7703.7%+$3,244
Health$10,8679.0%$7,0807.2%$5,1724.7%$3,7705.1%+$5,695
Transport$8,5677.1%$8,6538.8%$8,0097.3%$7,37010.0%+$557
Communications$3,3002.7%$2,2572.3%$5670.5%$9341.3%+$2,733
Recreation & Culture$16,15813.4%$9,7409.9%$6,5836.0%$5,6177.6%+$9,575
Education $3,2542.7%$4,5314.6%$12,38911.3%$3,4984.7%-$9,135
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $13,88111.5%$7,4887.6%$20,51018.7%$6,2148.4%-$6,629
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,91518.2%$15,93316.2%$10,0669.2%$11,16815.1%+$11,849
Housing$14,22711.8%$17,51117.8%$17,34615.8%$13,92018.8%-$3,119
Utilities$4,1473.4%$3,4983.6%$2,9022.6%$3,8185.2%+$1,245
Total Expenditure$120,413100.0%$98,346100.0%$109,679100.0%$73,946100.0%+$10,733
Net Savings$1,1771.0%$22,67718.7%$2,6242.3%$10,06912.0%-$1,447
Total Disposable Income$121,590%$121,023%$112,303%$84,016%+$9,287

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, South Australia: 10.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, South Australia: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, South Australia: 2.7% Furnishings & equipment , South Australia: 4.6% Health, South Australia: 7.2% Transport, South Australia: 8.8% Communications, South Australia: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, South Australia: 9.9% Education , South Australia: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , South Australia: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , South Australia: 16.2% Housing, South Australia: 17.8% Utilities, South Australia: 3.6% Food, City of Adelaide: 7.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: 4.1% Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: 2.9% Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: 5.5% Health, City of Adelaide: 9.0% Transport, City of Adelaide: 7.1% Communications, City of Adelaide: 2.7% Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: 13.4% Education , City of Adelaide: 2.7% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: 11.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: 18.2% Housing, City of Adelaide: 11.8% Utilities, City of Adelaide: 3.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2000/01 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2000/01 to 2018/19 Food, City of Adelaide: +$640 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: -$7,709 Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: +$1,788 Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: +$3,244 Health, City of Adelaide: +$5,695 Transport, City of Adelaide: +$557 Communications, City of Adelaide: +$2,733 Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: +$9,575 Education , City of Adelaide: -$9,135 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: -$6,629 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: +$11,849 Housing, City of Adelaide: -$3,119 Utilities, City of Adelaide: +$1,245
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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