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Bellingen Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,168 in Bellingen Shire, lower 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Bellingen Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$11,45911.7%$10,8638.9%$10,98511.6%$10,1698.7%+474
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,3845.5%$4,3223.6%$6,4936.8%$5,0284.3%-1,109
Clothing & Footwear$5,0405.2%$4,6533.8%$3,9634.2%$4,0413.4%+1,077
Furnishings & equipment $5,4785.6%$5,3094.4%$4,5474.8%$4,6213.9%+930
Health$5,1055.2%$6,7675.6%$4,6334.9%$6,4655.5%+472
Transport$3,6483.7%$12,55310.3%$3,8844.1%$13,12211.2%-236
Communications$2,2752.3%$2,5442.1%$1,7051.8%$1,7731.5%+570
Recreation & Culture$13,44813.8%$12,73210.5%$12,33713.0%$11,99410.2%+1,111
Education $4,5834.7%$5,5504.6%$4,7315.0%$5,6584.8%-148
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,6557.8%$9,3097.7%$7,0537.4%$8,8227.5%+602
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,87416.3%$18,25515.0%$15,95216.8%$17,44414.9%-78
Housing$14,44614.8%$25,23720.8%$15,48916.3%$24,56620.9%-1,043
Utilities$3,1683.2%$3,4692.9%$3,1853.4%$3,5613.0%-17
Total Expenditure$97,564100.0%$121,562100.0%$94,959100.0%$117,265100.0%+2,605
Net Savings$2,5702.6%$16,63712.0%$8,8338.5%$23,36116.6%-6,263
Total Disposable Income$100,1340%$138,1990%$103,7920%$140,6260%-3,658

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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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