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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 Adelaide2017/182003/04Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Adelaide $Greater Adelaide %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Adelaide $Greater Adelaide %2003/04 to 2017/18
Food$10,27510.1%$8,98610.1%$11,2629.2%$7,53110.1%-$986
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,5944.5%$3,5824.0%$12,93610.6%$4,1375.6%-$8,342
Clothing & Footwear$1,8791.8%$2,5802.9%$2,5472.1%$1,4311.9%-$667
Furnishings & equipment $5,6945.6%$3,4963.9%$4,7433.9%$3,0114.0%+$951
Health$9,6679.5%$6,1286.9%$6,2005.1%$3,7325.0%+$3,467
Transport$6,4666.4%$7,4448.3%$7,6016.2%$6,5228.8%-$1,135
Communications$2,6652.6%$2,1192.4%$1,1160.9%$1,0451.4%+$1,549
Recreation & Culture$12,09311.9%$8,0039.0%$10,4768.6%$6,7569.1%+$1,616
Education $3,9283.9%$4,1054.6%$10,1428.3%$3,4474.6%-$6,214
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,8957.8%$6,1136.9%$20,11316.4%$5,7287.7%-$12,218
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,63018.3%$14,02015.7%$14,22911.6%$10,62114.3%+$4,401
Housing$13,79013.5%$19,23521.6%$16,94613.8%$17,09823.0%-$3,156
Utilities$4,2324.2%$3,3913.8%$4,2003.4%$3,3644.5%+$32
Total Expenditure$101,810100.0%$89,202100.0%$122,511100.0%$74,423100.0%-$20,701
Net Savings$-2,096-2.1%$16,90315.9%$-12,308-11.2%$13,39015.2%+$10,213
Total Disposable Income$99,714%$106,105%$110,202%$87,812%-$10,488

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, 2003/04 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2003/04 to 2017/18 Food, City of Adelaide: -$986 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: -$8,342 Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: -$667 Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: +$951 Health, City of Adelaide: +$3,467 Transport, City of Adelaide: -$1,135 Communications, City of Adelaide: +$1,549 Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: +$1,616 Education , City of Adelaide: -$6,214 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: -$12,218 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: +$4,401 Housing, City of Adelaide: -$3,156 Utilities, City of Adelaide: +$32
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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