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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 Adelaide2018/192012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2012/13 to 2018/19
Food$9,0377.5%$10,40510.6%$7,0238.1%$9,57110.3%+$2,014
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9514.1%$4,1604.2%$3,3523.9%$5,1435.5%+$1,599
Clothing & Footwear$3,4652.9%$2,6132.7%$2,0202.3%$2,5572.7%+$1,445
Furnishings & equipment $6,6445.5%$4,4774.6%$4,0454.7%$3,7904.1%+$2,599
Health$10,8679.0%$7,0807.2%$7,4968.6%$5,8766.3%+$3,371
Transport$8,5677.1%$8,6538.8%$7,3498.5%$9,1719.9%+$1,218
Communications$3,3002.7%$2,2572.3%$1,5941.8%$1,4231.5%+$1,705
Recreation & Culture$16,15813.4%$9,7409.9%$9,29110.7%$9,1039.8%+$6,867
Education $3,2542.7%$4,5314.6%$3,5924.1%$4,6535.0%-$338
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $13,88111.5%$7,4887.6%$5,6886.6%$6,7597.3%+$8,193
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,91518.2%$15,93316.2%$14,40616.6%$14,31315.4%+$7,509
Housing$14,22711.8%$17,51117.8%$17,01619.6%$16,90918.2%-$2,788
Utilities$4,1473.4%$3,4983.6%$3,8934.5%$3,7284.0%+$254
Total Expenditure$120,413100.0%$98,346100.0%$86,763100.0%$92,995100.0%+$33,650
Net Savings$1,1771.0%$22,67718.7%$14,72614.5%$16,93015.4%-$13,549
Total Disposable Income$121,590%$121,023%$101,489%$109,925%+$20,101

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, 2012/13 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2018/19 Food, City of Adelaide: +$2,014 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Adelaide: +$1,599 Clothing & Footwear, City of Adelaide: +$1,445 Furnishings & equipment , City of Adelaide: +$2,599 Health, City of Adelaide: +$3,371 Transport, City of Adelaide: +$1,218 Communications, City of Adelaide: +$1,705 Recreation & Culture, City of Adelaide: +$6,867 Education , City of Adelaide: -$338 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Adelaide: +$8,193 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Adelaide: +$7,509 Housing, City of Adelaide: -$2,788 Utilities, City of Adelaide: +$254
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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