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Armidale Regional Council

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,293 in the Armidale Regional Council, higher compared to New South Wales.

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
Armidale Regional Council2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$9,5339.3%$10,6348.8%$7,9749.1%$9,7918.6%+$1,559
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,2364.1%$4,3233.6%$4,0274.6%$4,8124.2%+$209
Clothing & Footwear$5,0394.9%$4,7053.9%$3,1163.6%$3,6853.2%+$1,923
Furnishings & equipment $5,8755.7%$5,5334.6%$3,8174.4%$4,5124.0%+$2,058
Health$6,3666.2%$6,6195.5%$4,8435.6%$6,3025.5%+$1,523
Transport$11,83411.5%$12,71410.5%$11,47413.2%$13,33811.7%+$360
Communications$2,8912.8%$2,6312.2%$1,5571.8%$1,7411.5%+$1,334
Recreation & Culture$13,81813.5%$12,97610.7%$10,20711.7%$11,91410.5%+$3,612
Education $4,5924.5%$5,4274.5%$4,0134.6%$5,4594.8%+$578
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,4268.2%$9,1627.6%$6,9327.9%$8,4187.4%+$1,495
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,67317.2%$18,10415.0%$13,60215.6%$16,59314.6%+$4,071
Housing$9,1148.9%$24,74020.5%$12,68314.5%$24,11021.2%-$3,569
Utilities$3,2933.2%$3,2432.7%$2,9923.4%$3,2712.9%+$301
Total Expenditure$102,689100.0%$120,810100.0%$87,236100.0%$113,946100.0%+$15,453
Net Savings$7,9797.2%$17,76012.8%$16,25215.7%$20,04415.0%-$8,273
Total Disposable Income$110,669%$138,571%$103,488%$133,990%+$7,181

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, New South Wales: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.6% Health, New South Wales: 5.5% Transport, New South Wales: 10.5% Communications, New South Wales: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.5% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Armidale Regional Council: 9.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Armidale Regional Council: 4.1% Clothing & Footwear, Armidale Regional Council: 4.9% Furnishings & equipment , Armidale Regional Council: 5.7% Health, Armidale Regional Council: 6.2% Transport, Armidale Regional Council: 11.5% Communications, Armidale Regional Council: 2.8% Recreation & Culture, Armidale Regional Council: 13.5% Education , Armidale Regional Council: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Armidale Regional Council: 8.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Armidale Regional Council: 17.2% Housing, Armidale Regional Council: 8.9% Utilities, Armidale Regional Council: 3.2%
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, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, Armidale Regional Council: +$1,559 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Armidale Regional Council: +$209 Clothing & Footwear, Armidale Regional Council: +$1,923 Furnishings & equipment , Armidale Regional Council: +$2,058 Health, Armidale Regional Council: +$1,523 Transport, Armidale Regional Council: +$360 Communications, Armidale Regional Council: +$1,334 Recreation & Culture, Armidale Regional Council: +$3,612 Education , Armidale Regional Council: +$578 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Armidale Regional Council: +$1,495 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Armidale Regional Council: +$4,071 Housing, Armidale Regional Council: -$3,569 Utilities, Armidale Regional Council: +$301
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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