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Ballina Shire

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,493 in Ballina Shire, 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
Ballina Shire2017/182012/13Change
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$10,8209.4%$10,6348.8%$8,7529.1%$9,7918.6%+$2,067
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,4563.9%$4,3233.6%$3,8984.0%$4,8124.2%+$558
Clothing & Footwear$5,0114.4%$4,7053.9%$3,0903.2%$3,6853.2%+$1,921
Furnishings & equipment $6,1315.4%$5,5334.6%$4,0034.2%$4,5124.0%+$2,128
Health$6,4265.6%$6,6195.5%$5,0345.2%$6,3025.5%+$1,392
Transport$12,11310.6%$12,71410.5%$10,44610.8%$13,33811.7%+$1,667
Communications$2,8182.5%$2,6312.2%$1,5791.6%$1,7411.5%+$1,239
Recreation & Culture$14,97213.1%$12,97610.7%$11,04511.5%$11,91410.5%+$3,928
Education $3,9123.4%$5,4274.5%$3,3663.5%$5,4594.8%+$546
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,0307.9%$9,1627.6%$6,8767.1%$8,4187.4%+$2,155
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,49016.1%$18,10415.0%$14,30314.8%$16,59314.6%+$4,187
Housing$16,86714.7%$24,74020.5%$20,95321.7%$24,11021.2%-$4,086
Utilities$3,4933.1%$3,2432.7%$3,0403.2%$3,2712.9%+$453
Total Expenditure$114,539100.0%$120,810100.0%$96,384100.0%$113,946100.0%+$18,155
Net Savings$6,9435.7%$17,76012.8%$12,99811.9%$20,04415.0%-$6,055
Total Disposable Income$121,482%$138,571%$109,382%$133,990%+$12,100

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, Ballina Shire: 9.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Ballina Shire: 3.9% Clothing & Footwear, Ballina Shire: 4.4% Furnishings & equipment , Ballina Shire: 5.4% Health, Ballina Shire: 5.6% Transport, Ballina Shire: 10.6% Communications, Ballina Shire: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Ballina Shire: 13.1% Education , Ballina Shire: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Ballina Shire: 7.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Ballina Shire: 16.1% Housing, Ballina Shire: 14.7% Utilities, Ballina Shire: 3.1%
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, Ballina Shire: +$2,067 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Ballina Shire: +$558 Clothing & Footwear, Ballina Shire: +$1,921 Furnishings & equipment , Ballina Shire: +$2,128 Health, Ballina Shire: +$1,392 Transport, Ballina Shire: +$1,667 Communications, Ballina Shire: +$1,239 Recreation & Culture, Ballina Shire: +$3,928 Education , Ballina Shire: +$546 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Ballina Shire: +$2,155 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Ballina Shire: +$4,187 Housing, Ballina Shire: -$4,086 Utilities, Ballina Shire: +$453
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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