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Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $4,215 in the Town of Cambridge, higher compared to Western Australia.

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
Town of Cambridge2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$19,23011.2%$12,42111.0%$19,50810.5%$11,95410.3%-278
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,5963.9%$4,2213.7%$8,4374.6%$5,1284.4%-1,841
Clothing & Footwear$6,1203.6%$3,9143.5%$6,2073.3%$3,7703.2%-87
Furnishings & equipment $8,6965.1%$5,5915.0%$9,2835.0%$5,6484.8%-587
Health$14,7878.6%$9,4888.4%$13,4437.3%$8,1937.0%+1,344
Transport$12,6787.4%$9,6558.6%$20,03610.8%$13,38411.5%-7,358
Communications$3,7152.2%$2,3782.1%$3,1991.7%$1,9451.7%+517
Recreation & Culture$16,4489.6%$10,6339.4%$17,1309.2%$10,4809.0%-682
Education $10,4196.1%$5,8315.2%$10,3795.6%$5,6164.8%+39
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,2466.0%$6,9536.2%$12,9237.0%$7,8496.7%-2,677
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $25,17614.7%$16,17214.3%$27,70315.0%$16,86814.5%-2,527
Housing$32,75219.1%$22,68920.1%$31,61917.1%$22,12319.0%+1,132
Utilities$4,2152.5%$2,9602.6%$5,4282.9%$3,5223.0%-1,213
Total Expenditure$171,078100.0%$112,906100.0%$185,294100.0%$116,478100.0%-14,216
Net Savings$74,77930.4%$41,49826.9%$76,52529.2%$40,47625.8%-1,746
Total Disposable Income$245,8570%$154,4040%$261,8190%$156,9540%-15,963

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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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