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Armidale Regional Council

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,746 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 Council2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$10,62010.4%$10,8638.9%$9,00910.2%$10,1698.7%+$1,612
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,6434.5%$4,3223.6%$4,7395.3%$5,0284.3%-$95
Clothing & Footwear$5,6105.5%$4,6533.8%$3,7384.2%$4,0413.4%+$1,872
Furnishings & equipment $6,2336.1%$5,3094.4%$4,3384.9%$4,6213.9%+$1,895
Health$6,6676.5%$6,7675.6%$5,4196.1%$6,4655.5%+$1,248
Transport$4,6764.6%$12,55310.3%$4,9915.6%$13,12211.2%-$315
Communications$3,0623.0%$2,5442.1%$1,7552.0%$1,7731.5%+$1,308
Recreation & Culture$15,39315.1%$12,73210.5%$11,78913.3%$11,99410.2%+$3,604
Education $4,9474.8%$5,5504.6%$4,3284.9%$5,6584.8%+$619
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,2118.0%$9,3097.7%$6,7067.6%$8,8227.5%+$1,505
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,59718.2%$18,25515.0%$15,49317.5%$17,44414.9%+$3,104
Housing$9,8529.6%$25,23720.8%$13,04514.7%$24,56620.9%-$3,193
Utilities$3,7463.7%$3,4692.9%$3,3323.8%$3,5613.0%+$414
Total Expenditure$102,258100.0%$121,562100.0%$88,682100.0%$117,265100.0%+$13,576
Net Savings$8,9288.0%$16,63712.0%$18,22217.0%$23,36116.6%-$9,294
Total Disposable Income$111,186%$138,199%$106,904%$140,626%+$4,282

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, New South Wales: 8.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.4% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.3% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.5% Education , New South Wales: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.8% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.9% Food, Armidale Regional Council: 10.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Armidale Regional Council: 4.5% Clothing & Footwear, Armidale Regional Council: 5.5% Furnishings & equipment , Armidale Regional Council: 6.1% Health, Armidale Regional Council: 6.5% Transport, Armidale Regional Council: 4.6% Communications, Armidale Regional Council: 3.0% Recreation & Culture, Armidale Regional Council: 15.1% Education , Armidale Regional Council: 4.8% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Armidale Regional Council: 8.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Armidale Regional Council: 18.2% Housing, Armidale Regional Council: 9.6% Utilities, Armidale Regional Council: 3.7%
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, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Food, Armidale Regional Council: +$1,612 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Armidale Regional Council: -$95 Clothing & Footwear, Armidale Regional Council: +$1,872 Furnishings & equipment , Armidale Regional Council: +$1,895 Health, Armidale Regional Council: +$1,248 Transport, Armidale Regional Council: -$315 Communications, Armidale Regional Council: +$1,308 Recreation & Culture, Armidale Regional Council: +$3,604 Education , Armidale Regional Council: +$619 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Armidale Regional Council: +$1,505 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Armidale Regional Council: +$3,104 Housing, Armidale Regional Council: -$3,193 Utilities, Armidale Regional Council: +$414
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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