Shire of Ashburton

Household expenditure

In 2022/23, household expenditure on utilities was $6,105 in the Shire of Ashburton, higher compared to Western 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Shire of Ashburton2022/232016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$2016/17 - 2022/23
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,9723.8%$4,0563.3%$24,9175.7%$5,5064.6%-16,946
Clothing & Footwear$8,4644.1%$4,2803.5%$16,4453.8%$3,6033.0%-7,982
Furnishings & equipment $10,8995.2%$5,5614.6%$26,2276.1%$5,8274.9%-15,328
Recreation & Culture$21,57610.3%$11,2749.3%$44,45110.3%$10,3418.6%-22,875
Education $10,0444.8%$3,9343.2%$17,8394.1%$3,7433.1%-7,794
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $17,2818.3%$8,3136.8%$31,7417.3%$8,0916.8%-14,460
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $31,06114.9%$17,21914.2%$67,69715.6%$17,09114.3%-36,636
Total Expenditure$208,853100.0%$121,537100.0%$433,379100.0%$119,675100.0%-224,526
Net Savings$51,08519.7%$34,64622.2%$99,83818.7%$35,35022.8%-48,753
Total Disposable Income$259,9380%$156,1830%$533,2170%$155,0250%-273,279

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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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Shire of Ashburton

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