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Broken Hill City

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,084 in Broken Hill City, 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Broken Hill City2017/182012/13Change
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$8,0138.8%$10,6348.8%$7,7048.3%$9,7918.6%+$310
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,7166.3%$4,3233.6%$5,9166.3%$4,8124.2%-$200
Clothing & Footwear$5,9786.5%$4,7053.9%$5,0545.4%$3,6853.2%+$923
Furnishings & equipment $5,5566.1%$5,5334.6%$4,8775.2%$4,5124.0%+$679
Health$5,5766.1%$6,6195.5%$5,9426.4%$6,3025.5%-$366
Transport$11,19512.3%$12,71410.5%$12,91913.9%$13,33811.7%-$1,724
Communications$2,8203.1%$2,6312.2%$2,0192.2%$1,7411.5%+$801
Recreation & Culture$14,35815.7%$12,97610.7%$14,75715.8%$11,91410.5%-$399
Education $2,6752.9%$5,4274.5%$2,3172.5%$5,4594.8%+$358
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,5159.3%$9,1627.6%$7,9538.5%$8,4187.4%+$562
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,04515.4%$18,10415.0%$14,97216.1%$16,59314.6%-$927
Housing$3,8474.2%$24,74020.5%$5,4315.8%$24,11021.2%-$1,584
Utilities$3,0843.4%$3,2432.7%$3,3933.6%$3,2712.9%-$309
Total Expenditure$91,378100.0%$120,810100.0%$93,255100.0%$113,946100.0%-$1,876
Net Savings$-2,144-2.4%$17,76012.8%$9751.0%$20,04415.0%-$3,120
Total Disposable Income$89,234%$138,571%$94,230%$133,990%-$4,996

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, Broken Hill City: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Broken Hill City: 6.3% Clothing & Footwear, Broken Hill City: 6.5% Furnishings & equipment , Broken Hill City: 6.1% Health, Broken Hill City: 6.1% Transport, Broken Hill City: 12.3% Communications, Broken Hill City: 3.1% Recreation & Culture, Broken Hill City: 15.7% Education , Broken Hill City: 2.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Broken Hill City: 9.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Broken Hill City: 15.4% Housing, Broken Hill City: 4.2% Utilities, Broken Hill City: 3.4%
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, Broken Hill City: +$310 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Broken Hill City: -$200 Clothing & Footwear, Broken Hill City: +$923 Furnishings & equipment , Broken Hill City: +$679 Health, Broken Hill City: -$366 Transport, Broken Hill City: -$1,724 Communications, Broken Hill City: +$801 Recreation & Culture, Broken Hill City: -$399 Education , Broken Hill City: +$358 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Broken Hill City: +$562 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Broken Hill City: -$927 Housing, Broken Hill City: -$1,584 Utilities, Broken Hill City: -$309
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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