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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,746 in the Armidale Regional Council, lower compared to 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.

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Household expenditure
Armidale Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustraliaAustralia$$ per household% of expenditureAustraliaAustralia$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$10,62010.4%$10,9939.6%$9,00910.2%$10,5479.5%+1,612
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,6434.5%$4,0263.5%$4,7395.3%$4,8384.3%-95
Clothing & Footwear$5,6105.5%$4,1753.6%$3,7384.2%$3,7633.4%+1,872
Furnishings & equipment $6,2336.1%$5,2254.6%$4,3384.9%$4,8564.4%+1,895
Health$6,6676.5%$7,5496.6%$5,4196.1%$6,9686.3%+1,248
Transport$4,6764.6%$11,50910.1%$4,9915.6%$12,14110.9%-315
Communications$3,0623.0%$2,5222.2%$1,7552.0%$1,7781.6%+1,308
Recreation & Culture$15,39315.1%$11,59010.1%$11,78913.3%$11,14110.0%+3,604
Education $4,9474.8%$5,3824.7%$4,3284.9%$5,4304.9%+619
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,2118.0%$7,8206.8%$6,7067.6%$7,6056.8%+1,505
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,59718.2%$17,63015.4%$15,49317.5%$16,73815.0%+3,104
Housing$9,8529.6%$20,55218.0%$13,04514.7%$20,75918.6%-3,193
Utilities$3,7463.7%$5,4934.8%$3,3323.8%$4,8724.4%+414
Total Expenditure$102,258100.0%$114,466100.0%$88,682100.0%$111,436100.0%+13,576
Net Savings$8,9288.0%$16,11812.3%$18,22217.0%$21,32916.1%-9,294
Total Disposable Income$111,1860%$130,5840%$106,9040%$132,7650%+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

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