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Ballina Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,946 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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
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$11,50610.3%$10,8638.9%$10,30510.1%$10,1698.7%+$1,201
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7754.3%$4,3223.6%$4,8684.8%$5,0284.3%-$92
Clothing & Footwear$5,1914.7%$4,6533.8%$3,8843.8%$4,0413.4%+$1,307
Furnishings & equipment $6,0405.4%$5,3094.4%$4,7574.7%$4,6213.9%+$1,283
Health$6,4005.7%$6,7675.6%$5,9265.8%$6,4655.5%+$474
Transport$4,7874.3%$12,55310.3%$4,9594.9%$13,12211.2%-$172
Communications$2,8392.6%$2,5442.1%$1,8751.8%$1,7731.5%+$964
Recreation & Culture$15,41213.8%$12,73210.5%$13,32213.1%$11,99410.2%+$2,090
Education $3,9353.5%$5,5504.6%$3,7623.7%$5,6584.8%+$173
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,7807.9%$9,3097.7%$7,1457.0%$8,8227.5%+$1,635
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,60116.7%$18,25515.0%$16,95716.6%$17,44414.9%+$1,645
Housing$19,09817.2%$25,23720.8%$20,50320.1%$24,56620.9%-$1,405
Utilities$3,9463.5%$3,4692.9%$3,6083.5%$3,5613.0%+$338
Total Expenditure$111,311100.0%$121,562100.0%$101,870100.0%$117,265100.0%+$9,440
Net Savings$8,6967.2%$16,63712.0%$16,74214.1%$23,36116.6%-$8,046
Total Disposable Income$120,007%$138,199%$118,613%$140,626%+$1,395

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, Ballina Shire: 10.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Ballina Shire: 4.3% Clothing & Footwear, Ballina Shire: 4.7% Furnishings & equipment , Ballina Shire: 5.4% Health, Ballina Shire: 5.7% Transport, Ballina Shire: 4.3% Communications, Ballina Shire: 2.6% Recreation & Culture, Ballina Shire: 13.8% Education , Ballina Shire: 3.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Ballina Shire: 7.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Ballina Shire: 16.7% Housing, Ballina Shire: 17.2% Utilities, Ballina Shire: 3.5%
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, Ballina Shire: +$1,201 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Ballina Shire: -$92 Clothing & Footwear, Ballina Shire: +$1,307 Furnishings & equipment , Ballina Shire: +$1,283 Health, Ballina Shire: +$474 Transport, Ballina Shire: -$172 Communications, Ballina Shire: +$964 Recreation & Culture, Ballina Shire: +$2,090 Education , Ballina Shire: +$173 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Ballina Shire: +$1,635 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Ballina Shire: +$1,645 Housing, Ballina Shire: -$1,405 Utilities, Ballina Shire: +$338
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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