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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 Adelaide2018/192003/04Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2003/04 to 2018/19
Food$9,0377.5%$10,40510.6%$10,4698.6%$8,11510.1%-$1,432
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9514.1%$4,1604.2%$14,29411.8%$5,8987.3%-$9,343
Clothing & Footwear$3,4652.9%$2,6132.7%$2,3952.0%$1,8032.2%+$1,070
Furnishings & equipment $6,6445.5%$4,4774.6%$4,3353.6%$3,4224.3%+$2,309
Health$10,8679.0%$7,0807.2%$5,7634.8%$3,9124.9%+$5,104
Transport$8,5677.1%$8,6538.8%$9,3307.7%$7,7149.6%-$764
Communications$3,3002.7%$2,2572.3%$8800.7%$1,0641.3%+$2,419
Recreation & Culture$16,15813.4%$9,7409.9%$9,0587.5%$7,2719.0%+$7,100
Education $3,2542.7%$4,5314.6%$10,2518.5%$3,6544.5%-$6,997
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $13,88111.5%$7,4887.6%$20,76917.2%$6,7918.4%-$6,887
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,91518.2%$15,93316.2%$13,05910.8%$12,04415.0%+$8,856
Housing$14,22711.8%$17,51117.8%$16,79413.9%$15,02618.7%-$2,567
Utilities$4,1473.4%$3,4983.6%$3,6403.0%$3,7764.7%+$507
Total Expenditure$120,413100.0%$98,346100.0%$121,037100.0%$80,488100.0%-$625
Net Savings$1,1771.0%$22,67718.7%$-10,195-9.2%$11,06512.1%+$11,372
Total Disposable Income$121,590%$121,023%$110,842%$91,554%+$10,748

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, 2003/04 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2003/04 to 2018/19 Food, City of Adelaide: -$1,432 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: -$9,343 Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: +$1,070 Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: +$2,309 Health, City of Adelaide: +$5,104 Transport, City of Adelaide: -$764 Communications, City of Adelaide: +$2,419 Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: +$7,100 Education , City of Adelaide: -$6,997 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: -$6,887 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: +$8,856 Housing, City of Adelaide: -$2,567 Utilities, City of Adelaide: +$507
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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