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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,232 in the City of Adelaide, higher compared to Greater Adelaide.

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 Adelaide2017/182001/02Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Adelaide $Greater Adelaide %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Adelaide $Greater Adelaide %2001/02 to 2017/18
Food$10,27510.1%$8,98610.1%$8,9618.4%$7,40710.4%+$1,315
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,5944.5%$3,5824.0%$10,79210.1%$3,8395.4%-$6,197
Clothing & Footwear$1,8791.8%$2,5802.9%$1,7481.6%$1,0101.4%+$131
Furnishings & equipment $5,6945.6%$3,4963.9%$3,7753.5%$2,8294.0%+$1,919
Health$9,6679.5%$6,1286.9%$5,5275.2%$4,0105.7%+$4,140
Transport$6,4666.4%$7,4448.3%$6,2985.9%$6,0148.5%+$169
Communications$2,6652.6%$2,1192.4%$7680.7%$9261.3%+$1,897
Recreation & Culture$12,09311.9%$8,0039.0%$8,2777.8%$6,2378.8%+$3,816
Education $3,9283.9%$4,1054.6%$7,8567.4%$3,7555.3%-$3,928
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,8957.8%$6,1136.9%$18,86717.7%$5,2677.4%-$10,972
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,63018.3%$14,02015.7%$10,88010.2%$10,07714.2%+$7,750
Housing$13,79013.5%$19,23521.6%$19,61218.4%$16,47123.2%-$5,822
Utilities$4,2324.2%$3,3913.8%$3,1312.9%$3,1144.4%+$1,100
Total Expenditure$101,810100.0%$89,202100.0%$106,493100.0%$70,956100.0%-$4,683
Net Savings$-2,096-2.1%$16,90315.9%$-474-0.4%$12,71715.2%-$1,621
Total Disposable Income$99,714%$106,105%$106,019%$83,673%-$6,305

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, Greater Adelaide: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Adelaide: 3.9% Health, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Transport, Greater Adelaide: 8.3% Communications, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Education , Greater Adelaide: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Adelaide: 15.7% Housing, Greater Adelaide: 21.6% Utilities, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% 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, 2001/02 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2001/02 to 2017/18 Food, City of Adelaide: +$1,315 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: -$6,197 Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: +$131 Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: +$1,919 Health, City of Adelaide: +$4,140 Transport, City of Adelaide: +$169 Communications, City of Adelaide: +$1,897 Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: +$3,816 Education , City of Adelaide: -$3,928 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: -$10,972 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: +$7,750 Housing, City of Adelaide: -$5,822 Utilities, City of Adelaide: +$1,100
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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