Byron Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,120 in Byron 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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Household expenditure
Byron 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$9,4099.1%$10,8638.9%$8,8329.2%$10,1698.7%+577
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,9653.9%$4,3223.6%$4,2444.4%$5,0284.3%-279
Clothing & Footwear$4,9914.9%$4,6533.8%$4,0554.2%$4,0413.4%+936
Furnishings & equipment $5,1455.0%$5,3094.4%$4,6064.8%$4,6213.9%+539
Health$5,5425.4%$6,7675.6%$5,4995.7%$6,4655.5%+43
Transport$4,4924.4%$12,55310.3%$5,1275.4%$13,12211.2%-635
Communications$2,0682.0%$2,5442.1%$1,5231.6%$1,7731.5%+545
Recreation & Culture$11,55211.2%$12,73210.5%$11,17111.7%$11,99410.2%+381
Education $3,4043.3%$5,5504.6%$3,4713.6%$5,6584.8%-68
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,50110.2%$9,3097.7%$7,4977.8%$8,8227.5%+3,004
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,01915.6%$18,25515.0%$15,36916.0%$17,44414.9%+650
Housing$22,66922.0%$25,23720.8%$21,43022.4%$24,56620.9%+1,239
Utilities$3,1203.0%$3,4692.9%$2,9503.1%$3,5613.0%+169
Total Expenditure$102,876100.0%$121,562100.0%$95,775100.0%$117,265100.0%+7,101
Net Savings$8,9378.0%$16,63712.0%$16,61214.8%$23,36116.6%-7,675
Total Disposable Income$111,8130%$138,1990%$112,3870%$140,6260%-574

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

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