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Ballina Shire

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $2,895 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 Shire2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$9,0029.7%$9,1378.5%$8,2989.5%$8,5988.5%+$704
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,6784.0%$3,8833.6%$3,6664.2%$4,4234.4%+$12
Clothing & Footwear$3,7354.0%$4,0863.8%$2,7463.2%$3,1043.1%+$989
Furnishings & equipment $5,0045.4%$4,8404.5%$3,7834.3%$3,8833.8%+$1,221
Health$5,4745.9%$5,9595.6%$4,6805.4%$5,1905.1%+$793
Transport$10,00710.8%$11,48510.7%$9,34710.7%$11,71411.6%+$660
Communications$2,3392.5%$2,3002.1%$1,5641.8%$1,5711.5%+$775
Recreation & Culture$12,73313.8%$11,55310.8%$11,41513.1%$10,96210.8%+$1,318
Education $3,2983.6%$4,8484.5%$3,1713.6%$4,8174.7%+$128
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,5387.1%$8,0287.5%$5,9616.8%$7,7527.6%+$577
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,00316.2%$16,02615.0%$13,91316.0%$14,89814.7%+$1,090
Housing$12,78313.8%$22,08720.6%$15,54217.8%$21,42921.1%-$2,759
Utilities$2,8953.1%$2,8832.7%$2,9913.4%$3,0703.0%-$96
Total Expenditure$92,488100.0%$107,115100.0%$87,076100.0%$101,411100.0%+$5,412
Net Savings$22,28919.4%$34,30324.3%$24,09121.7%$34,31125.3%-$1,802
Total Disposable Income$114,777%$141,418%$111,167%$135,722%+$3,610

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, New South Wales: 8.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.5% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.7% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.8% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.6% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Ballina Shire: 9.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Ballina Shire: 4.0% Clothing & Footwear, Ballina Shire: 4.0% Furnishings & equipment , Ballina Shire: 5.4% Health, Ballina Shire: 5.9% Transport, Ballina Shire: 10.8% Communications, Ballina Shire: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Ballina Shire: 13.8% Education , Ballina Shire: 3.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Ballina Shire: 7.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Ballina Shire: 16.2% Housing, Ballina Shire: 13.8% Utilities, Ballina Shire: 3.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, Ballina Shire: +$704 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Ballina Shire: +$12 Clothing & Footwear, Ballina Shire: +$989 Furnishings & equipment , Ballina Shire: +$1,221 Health, Ballina Shire: +$793 Transport, Ballina Shire: +$660 Communications, Ballina Shire: +$775 Recreation & Culture, Ballina Shire: +$1,318 Education , Ballina Shire: +$128 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Ballina Shire: +$577 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Ballina Shire: +$1,090 Housing, Ballina Shire: -$2,759 Utilities, Ballina Shire: -$96
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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