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Camden Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,234 in Camden Council area, 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
Camden Council area2017/182012/13Change
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$11,5949.8%$10,6348.8%$10,3129.4%$9,7918.6%+$1,283
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,1543.5%$4,3233.6%$4,9144.5%$4,8124.2%-$760
Clothing & Footwear$4,7894.0%$4,7053.9%$3,4983.2%$3,6853.2%+$1,291
Furnishings & equipment $5,0684.3%$5,5334.6%$3,9463.6%$4,5124.0%+$1,122
Health$5,9175.0%$6,6195.5%$4,9364.5%$6,3025.5%+$982
Transport$12,58610.6%$12,71410.5%$13,04511.9%$13,33811.7%-$459
Communications$2,5972.2%$2,6312.2%$1,6721.5%$1,7411.5%+$924
Recreation & Culture$11,5939.8%$12,97610.7%$10,1199.3%$11,91410.5%+$1,474
Education $5,9445.0%$5,4274.5%$5,7055.2%$5,4594.8%+$239
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,2997.0%$9,1627.6%$7,3616.7%$8,4187.4%+$939
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,10316.1%$18,10415.0%$16,05114.7%$16,59314.6%+$3,052
Housing$23,68320.0%$24,74020.5%$24,48822.4%$24,11021.2%-$805
Utilities$3,2342.7%$3,2432.7%$3,1192.9%$3,2712.9%+$116
Total Expenditure$118,562100.0%$120,810100.0%$109,164100.0%$113,946100.0%+$9,398
Net Savings$34,98422.8%$17,76012.8%$39,84826.7%$20,04415.0%-$4,865
Total Disposable Income$153,545%$138,571%$149,013%$133,990%+$4,533

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, Camden Council area: 9.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Camden Council area: 3.5% Clothing & Footwear, Camden Council area: 4.0% Furnishings & equipment , Camden Council area: 4.3% Health, Camden Council area: 5.0% Transport, Camden Council area: 10.6% Communications, Camden Council area: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Camden Council area: 9.8% Education , Camden Council area: 5.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Camden Council area: 7.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Camden Council area: 16.1% Housing, Camden Council area: 20.0% Utilities, Camden Council area: 2.7%
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, Camden Council area: +$1,283 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Camden Council area: -$760 Clothing & Footwear, Camden Council area: +$1,291 Furnishings & equipment , Camden Council area: +$1,122 Health, Camden Council area: +$982 Transport, Camden Council area: -$459 Communications, Camden Council area: +$924 Recreation & Culture, Camden Council area: +$1,474 Education , Camden Council area: +$239 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Camden Council area: +$939 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Camden Council area: +$3,052 Housing, Camden Council area: -$805 Utilities, Camden Council area: +$116
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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