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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 Adelaide2018/192001/02Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2001/02 to 2018/19
Food$9,0377.5%$10,40510.6%$9,6708.2%$7,77110.2%-$634
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9514.1%$4,1604.2%$13,91211.9%$6,0337.9%-$8,961
Clothing & Footwear$3,4652.9%$2,6132.7%$1,9271.6%$1,5422.0%+$1,538
Furnishings & equipment $6,6445.5%$4,4774.6%$3,9553.4%$3,0624.0%+$2,689
Health$10,8679.0%$7,0807.2%$5,9115.0%$4,0425.3%+$4,957
Transport$8,5677.1%$8,6538.8%$9,1857.8%$7,5589.9%-$619
Communications$3,3002.7%$2,2572.3%$6990.6%$9791.3%+$2,600
Recreation & Culture$16,15813.4%$9,7409.9%$7,6006.5%$5,9657.8%+$8,557
Education $3,2542.7%$4,5314.6%$8,8307.5%$3,7114.9%-$5,576
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $13,88111.5%$7,4887.6%$22,15018.9%$6,4908.5%-$8,269
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,91518.2%$15,93316.2%$11,5269.8%$11,38714.9%+$10,389
Housing$14,22711.8%$17,51117.8%$18,77416.0%$14,21918.6%-$4,546
Utilities$4,1473.4%$3,4983.6%$3,2312.8%$3,6824.8%+$916
Total Expenditure$120,413100.0%$98,346100.0%$117,372100.0%$76,441100.0%+$3,041
Net Savings$1,1771.0%$22,67718.7%$-7,186-6.5%$12,58514.1%+$8,363
Total Disposable Income$121,590%$121,023%$110,186%$89,026%+$11,404

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, 2001/02 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2001/02 to 2018/19 Food, City of Adelaide: -$634 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: -$8,961 Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: +$1,538 Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: +$2,689 Health, City of Adelaide: +$4,957 Transport, City of Adelaide: -$619 Communications, City of Adelaide: +$2,600 Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: +$8,557 Education , City of Adelaide: -$5,576 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: -$8,269 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: +$10,389 Housing, City of Adelaide: -$4,546 Utilities, City of Adelaide: +$916
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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